This policy discloses the privacy practices applicable to visitors to wfu.edu, the website for Wake Forest University. As used in this policy, the terms “Wake Forest, “the University,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Wake Forest University, a North Carolina nonprofit corporation. “You” and “your” refer to the individual accessing the web pages owned and controlled by the University.
You may also find within the Wake Forest domain — signified by the address “wfu.edu” or within the range of domains assigned to the Wake Forest — websites over which the University has no editorial responsibility or control. Such sites include but are not limited to the Web pages of individual faculty members, staff members or students and the Web pages of student organizations and other organizations not formally a part of the University. Although the University encourages compliance with all University policies and practices at such websites, the University serves only as a neutral provider of Internet-related services to them. The University recommends that you seek information from the persons responsible for those sites directly to ensure that you know under what policies and practices they operate. Information gathered by these sites could be both automatic (upon access of the website) or voluntary (provided by the user).
Where is information gathered about you?
We automatically collect information from you when you access wfu.edu (see subsection “Device information collected by us”), as well as when you use the following services:
- Go Links (i.e. short URLs)
- Add This (i.e. social link sharing)
- Email newsletters
- Broken-link submissions
Your information is also collected on an opt-in basis when you submit information using web forms, or by making a payment or gift to the University.
What do we use your information for?
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Wake Forest network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.
We may use an email address you provide to send you information or respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
We will not sell your information to third-parties, but may provide it to certain entities in circumstances in which we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate, such as to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others.
Device information collected by us
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access wfu.edu, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to wfu.edu. We will not disclose site usage by individual IP addresses unless compelled to do so by law. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems.
Non-personal information collected by us is shared with companies we partner with for applications used for site functionality or to inform how our site is used. These companies include:
- Google: Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Site Search
- Add This: Social link sharing
By using the wfu.edu website and associated sites, you are consenting to the processing of the data about your visit by these companies in the manner and for the purposes that we describe.
In addition, the Wake Forest School of Law has implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting on their website (http://law.wfu.edu) that collects data through Google advertising cookies and identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. No personal information will be collected at any time. If you visit http://law.wfu.edu and wish to opt out of this, please refer to these instructions on how to do that.
You may disable cookies through your individual browser options. Doing so may prevent you from receiving the full functionality available for our website. If you would like to learn more about cookies generally, you can obtain information the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Links to third-party websites
We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of wfu.edu. wfu.edu does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.
Many organizations and departments represented within wfu.edu allow you to subscribe to their content via email. If you no longer wish to receive this email, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email. You may choose to remove yourself from a specific email, or all emails to which you’re subscribed.
If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in e-mail may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in e-mail.
Several areas of our website feature web forms for the purpose of facilitating financial transactions. It is University policy that information you input in these forms is used only for the purposes described in that transaction unless an additional use is specifically stated otherwise.
Online gifts made to the University can be canceled up to 72 hours after submission for a full refund.
For the University’s Wake Community program specifically:
- Unless otherwise noted, non-Wake Community event payments can be canceled up to 72 hours before the event occurs for a full refund.
- Unless otherwise noted, Wake Community event payments are non-refundable. Exceptions may be made due to extreme circumstances which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Use of your email address
We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
Use of your phone number
If consent is given via opt-in, on the apply.admissions.wfu.edu website or other wfu.edu websites, Wake Forest may send automated text and voicemail messages to your phone. By providing your number, you consent to receive notifications from this organization. Reply STOP to unsubscribe. Message and data rates may apply. Your phone number may be shared with third-parties to facilitate automated text messaging and voicemail from Wake Forest. We will otherwise not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your phone number for commercial purposes without your permission.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Changes to this policy
This policy may be amended from time to time, with or without advance notice. Any such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of this policy was 2/6/2013.
Questions about this policy
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.