Chaminade University Privacy Policy

Chaminade University understands that it is important that information about you be kept secure and be used appropriately. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting these web pages, you agree to accept the policies and practices described in this Privacy Notice.

General Security Concerns
We use standard secure-server software, including use of firewalls and of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) applications and protocols. Our techniques include encryption of information you send us. Bear in mind, however, that the Internet, by its very nature, is an inherently insecure communication medium.

We, in turn, will take standard security precautions, including transmitting only partial credit card numbers to you for confirmation purposes.

You may be offered the opportunity by us, or by intervening carriers, to use insecure communications. If you choose to do so you relieve us of any responsibility for the privacy of your communication.

You are responsible for all actions taken with your user ID and password. It is essential that you do not reveal any passwords which you may select, and that you ensure the physical security of your computer. You should be particularly careful if you communicate with us using a shared computer.

Information We May Gather
Chaminade conforms to common practice in gathering, storing, and sharing information. We receive, and may gather and store, information which you enter on our web pages or which might be automatically provided to us in the course of such communications. Examples of information which we receive, and may store, include (although are not necessarily limited to) the Internet protocol (IP) address used to communicate with us; the Machine Address Code (MAC) number of your computer; your e-mail address; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system and platform; areas you viewed or searched for, your interaction history and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Web site, including date and time.

We may also place cookies on your machine and receive information from them. This information is used so that our software is able to recognize your machine and thus make visits to our web pages more convenient for you by allowing you to see which items you have visited. You may delete cookies stored on your computer or disable this feature in most browsers by modifying your browser preferences, but the features which depend upon them will no longer be available to you.

Information We May Share
We will not sell information about you to third parties. We may, however, share it within Chaminade University, with parties acting as agents of Chaminade University, or with third parties when necessary to complete your transaction. Internal sharing examples include exchange of information between Admissions or their agents, Institutional Advancement, and the Bookstore. Examples of external sharing include delivery of your credit card number to billing agencies, and of your name and address to shipping companies.

Sometimes we send special offers to selected groups of visitors to our web pages. We may sometimes contact you on behalf of third parties. When we do this we do not share your personal information with other agencies. If you do not wish to receive these messages you should check the appropriate boxes on the web pages.

We may also release information when we are compelled by law to do so, or when we feel it is appropriate, to law enforcement agencies or to other agencies which are concerned with fraud protection or credit risk reduction. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information to law enforcement or other government agencies as we, at our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.

Applicability of This Statement
If you visit any Chaminade University web page, whether maintained by us or by our agents, you agree to accept the privacy notice in effect at the time of your visit. We may choose to send you information about changes in our policy, but we are not obligated to do so. For current privacy information, check the appropriate Chaminade web page. If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, please describe your concerns in detail in an email message to privacy@chaminade.edu.