Website Privacy Statement
At Saint Peter’s University we are committed to respecting your privacy and continually improving our web services. This statement seeks to educate users of our website on the privacy guidelines in effect at the University.
Saint Peter’s University does not collect any personal information unless you choose to provide such information by way of email or online means including surveys, admission applications, and inquiry forms. Personal information will be used only for purposes to serve your needs. When responding to your inquiry or request for information it may be necessary to redirect your request or comment to another staff member or department better suited to meeting your needs. Personal information obtained via the web shall not be sold to third parties.
The University complies with federal and state laws regarding privacy, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of educational records without student permission. For further information regarding FERPA please refer to the FERPA section of the Enrollment Services website.
SPIRIT Online does employ the use of a session cookie which is added to your desktop once you log in. This session cookie is deleted once you close your browser.
We do use server logs to collect information concerning the internet connection and general information about visits to our website. This data may be acquired, recorded and analyzed for the purposes of improving the content of the website, analyzing trends, investigating security concerns, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR went into effect May 25, 2018. The GDPR was written to expand personal privacy rights for European Union (EU) residents. The rule:
- Applies to all organizations that possess personal data provided by people while they are residing, permanently or temporarily, in the EU.
- Defines data broadly: any data that can be used to identify an individual such as genetic, mental, cultural, economic, technological or social information.
- Requires valid consent to collect personal data: consent must be informed, unambiguous, freely given.
- Allows individuals the right to be forgotten.
Saint Peter’s University GDPR Program
SPU has assigned the development of a GDPR compliance program to the Data Standards Committee. The group has been tasked with:
- Creating a plan to meet GDPR requirements
- Creating governance around GDPR data management
- Begin implementation of a GDPR program using pilot offices with highest exposure to EU residents
About this Privacy Statement
This privacy statement applies to official and unofficial Saint Peter’s University web pages as defined in the Web Policies and Procedures Manual. As the University bears no editorial responsibility or control over unofficial pages, such as those belonging to individual faculty members, the page owner should be contacted in the event that questions arise concerning the site’s practices.
Many web pages within the Saint Peter’s University website feature links to external websites. The University is in no way responsible for the content, availability or privacy policies of external websites to which we link.
The University reserves the right to amend this privacy statement at any time without notice. This statement is provided as a service to users and should not be construed as a contract or legal advice.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or your use of the website please contact the Director of Web Strategy at the following address:
Saint Peter’s University
Attention: Web Strategy
2641 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306