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Privacy Policy

This privacy statement applies to this website and certain other linked websites on servers owned and operated by St. Francis School of Law. The privacy statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for all St. Francis School of Law websites.

IP Address and Authentication

We log all connections to our web servers. Those log files include your IP address. An IP address is NOT personally identifiable information, but general information about your location, your connection to the Internet, and the Internet Service Provider that is being used. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the websites.

However, when you connect to any of our systems through the use of individual or pooled modems, wireless connections we ask you to authenticate using a user identification and password. We ask this so that these resources are used only by authorized students, staff, and faculty of this institution. In this case, the log files DO provide personally identifiable information. This information includes a history of the websites and pages that you visit.

Finally, for many of our specialized services, such as Blackboard  your authentication allows us to provide you with specific information about your classes, grades, and financial status. These activities are also logged by us and include a history of the websites and pages that you visit.

In summary, on our sites we normally track only non-personal information but when you enter a user ID and password we log what you are doing while using our services. (This is one of the reasons you should never give anyone your user ID and password.)

Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information stored in a user’s browser that give the user a unique identification. If you are attempting to access our restricted content, we will use cookies for authentication purposes only. All cookies are established on a per session basis, and are not stored permanently on your computer.

Personal Information

St. Francis School of Law may collect personal information through various forms, surveys, or applications to allow us to contact you, improve our services, or create, complete, or update information about your records with St. Francis School of Law. Information obtained via contact forms is only used for the defined purpose of contact. The user may be contacted through telephone, mail, or e-mail in response to the request being made.

By using our websites, you represent that you are not less than 13 years of age. Personal information that is collected is treated as though it was submitted by an adult.

We do not sell or rent your contact information to third parties. However, we do provide this when we are required to disclose such information by law or in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority.

St. Francis School of Law is not responsible for personal information that is disclosed by users posting to discussion boards in Blackboard. All users of Blackboard are to exercise caution when disclosing personal information. Any information disclosed should be for educational purposes only.

Except with regard to any contact information you may provide us via the websites, all comments, feedback, information, or materials submitted to St. Francis School of Law or in association with our websites will be considered non-confidential and the property of St. Francis School of Law.

Security

St. Francis School of Law websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. St. Francis School of Law does not guarantee the performance or adequacy of such security measures.

Links to Other websites

The websites contain links to other websites that are not owned or operated by St. Francis School of Law. The College is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties or the content or security of such websites.

Dissemination of Information

St. Francis School of Law staff uses both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information to aid them in diagnosing network and server issues and in planning for capacity and performance issues. Personally identifiable information is also used in diagnosing and attempting to solve problems of particular users at their request.

St. Francis School of Law staff also uses personally identifiable information to aid in any investigation of unauthorized, inappropriate, illegal, or irresponsible use of computing resources. This information may be used internally to disable or remove accounts. St. Francis School of Law will also cooperate with external agencies when required to disclose such information by law or in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority.

St. Francis School of Law will not sell, rent, or otherwise disseminate information that it collects on its websites to other parties except as required by law.

St. Francis School of Law may make changes to this privacy statement. Any changes will be posted to this statement so that users are always aware items concerning their privacy.

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