Shorter University Online Privacy Policy

Shorter University Online Privacy Policy

The privacy of students and users (“you”) is important to us. In order to provide you with the best possible website experience it may be necessary for us to collect and store certain information about you. This Privacy Policy explains what types of information we may collect from you and how we use that information.

We reserve the right to amend and update this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason, and you are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy from time to time to become aware of any changes. Any revisions to this Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting.

Information We Collect

Personally Identifiable Information – Personally identifiable information is collected if you submit it voluntarily as part of your use of the Site. When you submit a request for information on or an online application you are providing personally identifiable information.

Behavioral Information - In addition to information you provide, we may collect the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the IP address of the computer you are using; the browser and operating system you are using; the date and time you access the Site; and the Internet address of the website (if any) from which you linked to the Site. We use “cookies” to automatically gather some of this information. A cookie is a small text file that we send to your computer to collect information about your activities on the Site. The cookie transmits this information back to the Site each time your browser requests a page from the Site, and the information is stored to help facilitate your use of the Site the next time you visit. If you do not want to receive cookies from the Site, you can set your browser to not accept cookies.

Use of Information

When we collect personally identifiable information, it may be used in one or more of the following ways:

  • To provide information about the institution, to process your application;
  • To personalize your experience;
  • To improve the website;
  • To process questions you may have of us;
  • To send promotional emails and other updates to users of the website. Users may opt out of such emails by following the unsubscribe feature in the mailing;
  • For other marketing purposes.

We may monitor IP addresses and other behavioral information for security purposes, Site administration, trend analysis, to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems and/or improve our services.

Your Rights Under The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)

If you enroll in a program, the disclosure of any personal information that you provide to us and/or information that we may create that pertains to you, may be protected under FERPA. You may also have specific rights related to accessing and/or updating your personal information. For more information related to the applicability of FERPA and your rights under it, please contact privacy@learninghouse.com.

How We Share Your Information

We may engage third party agents to perform certain functions necessary to provide our services. They may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for their own purposes, such as sending you marketing offers about their products.

We may disclose to third parties aggregated, anonymous information regarding our sales, traffic analysis and other information regarding the Site. This information will not include personally identifiable data about you.

Please be aware that in the event our company or any of its assets are ever sold, our customer database would be transferred to the new owner. In addition, your personal information may be transferred to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies, to protect our rights, or protect the rights of other users of the Site

Information Security

We have employed administrative, technical, electronic and contractual security measures to protect this information from intentional or unintentional use or disclosure. Though we will take these steps to safeguard your information (including any email communication), we cannot eliminate all security and privacy risks inherent in Internet use. You acknowledge awareness of and accept such risks, including, but not limited to, the limitations of security and authentication measures and the chance that any information transferred via the Site may be susceptible to eavesdropping, hacking and other security hazards or misappropriation. We will not be liable for damages of any kind associated with these security risks.

Links to Other Websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. We cannot guarantee your privacy once you leave the Site and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any websites to which the Site may link. We are not responsible for the content of external websites. We encourage you to consult the privacy policy of any other website you visit.

Children's Online Privacy Protection

The Site is directed at education and administrative professionals. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose information from or about a child under the age of thirteen (13).

Correcting/Updating Personal Information; Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or your personal information, or wish to correct, update or remove any personal information you have provided to us, please contact us at privacy@learninghouse.com.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY · 315 Shorter Avenue, Box 51 · Rome, Georgia 30165 · Phone: 800-868-6980 · www.shorter.edu · Privacy Policy
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