Privacy Policy

University of the Ozarks understands that visitors to our web sites have certain expectations of privacy. It is our policy to respect these expectations to the extent the law allows. This privacy statement applies to the University of the Ozarks web sites and governs data collection and usage. By using the University of the Ozarks web sites, you agree to the data practices described in this statement.

Information Gathering

As a visitor to our sites you may choose to provide us with certain information about yourself. Some ways in which you may do this include, but are not limited to, e-mail or online forms. Any personal information you send to us will be used only for the purpose intended. We do not sell, exchange or distribute any personal information you provide to us without your written consent, unless required to do so by law.

University of the Ozarks does not store credit card information on our servers. All information is handled in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Web Log Files

We and our third-party vendors collect and store certain information about the computers which visit our sites to help evaluate how our sites are being used, and to help us improve our service to you. The web server does not collect any personal information about site visitors; instead it collects information in the W3C Extended Log File format that tells us things such as which page was requested, the date and time the request was made, the IP address of the computer which made the request, which type of browser was used to make the request, and what page referred the visitor to a given page on our site. We record all attempts to log onto our web sites.

We do not release information obtained from our web server logs to third parties unless required to do so by law.

How we use information we collect

Any information we collect from our web sites will be used only for the purpose for which it was intended. We do not share any personally identifiable information to any third party unless required to by law.

The pages on our sites which request personal information about you clearly identify the purpose for which the information will be used. If you do not consent to have your personal information used in the manner indicated, you are not required to provide that information; however, if you do not provide certain information, you may not receive what the respective page was intended to deliver.

Cookies

Certain web pages on our sites may need to store information on your computer in order to perform their intended function. Information is stored in the form of a cookie. Cookies can be used to identify you between visits to the Ozarks sites or to store information used by more than one page on the sites. Any cookies we store on your computer will be used solely for their intended purpose. We will not retrieve any cookies other than our own from your computer, nor will we transfer information about any cookies you may have to any third party unless required to do so by law.

You can configure your browser to reject any attempt by a web site to store a cookie. However, some pages will not function properly if cookies are disabled.

Links to off-site content

The University of the Ozarks web sites contains links to information that is stored on sites not owned or controlled by the University. The university provides these links only as a convenience to you and is not responsible for the information or accuracy of the information contained on these sites.

Security

We follow industry best practices to protect the personal information of those in the University of the Ozarks community, including those who visit our web site. We have implemented security precautions to protect the information we collect from unauthorized access and to make sure the information is used only in the manner in which it was intended.

How to contact us

If you have questions about the methods by which we collect information, or about our privacy policy, please contact the webmaster by email at webmaster@ozarks.edu or by telephone at 1-800-264-8636.


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