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Point Park University is committed to protecting your privacy

The following privacy notice describes what information we collect from you when you visit websites associated with www.pointpark.edu, https://online.pointpark.edu/, or a website hosted by a third-party affiliated with the University (together “Website”) and how we use this information. Please read this privacy notice carefully so that you understand our privacy practices.

Effective Date of Privacy Notice

The privacy notice was last revised on June 14, 2021.

General

Point Park University (the "University") is a Pennsylvania non-profit institution of higher education located at 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  The University respects your online privacy rights. The University wants you to understand the type of information which is collected, why the University collects the information, what the University does with the information, and the safeguards that the University has in place to protect the information. Before you submit any information to the University via this Website, the University strongly suggests that you read this Privacy Policy. By using or accessing the Website or the software, services and content provided therein, or otherwise accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and fully agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions in this Privacy Policy.  The Privacy Policy may be modified from time-to-time by the University.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. This Privacy Policy, together with the University's Terms of Use Agreement, constitutes the entire understanding between you and the University regarding the Website and the services, software, or content provided thereon and supersedes and replaces any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and the University related to such subject matter.

What information we gather during your visit

Information you may provide

Personally identifiable information means information about an individual, such as name, address, email address, user names, employee data, transcripts, work history, medical or health information, or other information which may be used to identify that person.

You may provide the University with personally identifiable information through the Website in order for the University to provide you with services. Your provision of such information is voluntary.  If you wish to provide such information in a way other than through the Website, please contact the recipient of the information to discuss alternative methods of transfer. By providing such personally identifiable information, you give the University consent to process such personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information we gather

The University collects information about your visit to the Website through the use of cookies that are stored on your computer and through the operation of the University’s internet servers. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you just came from (whether this URL is on this Website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on this Website or not), what browser you are using, location data, your IP address, the date and time you access the Website, and links on Website that you click, duration of your access of the Website and your screen resolution.  To learn more about the University’s cookie policy, please click here.

How we use your information

Information you provide

The University may use such personally identifiable information to provide you with services, maintain or manage the University’s relationship with you, or the better understand and serve your needs. Personal data collected or processed is primarily used for employment, admission and enrollment, educational programs, including internships with outside employers, study abroad, internship abroad, online education, financial and payment history, provision of emergency medical services and international travel.

By submitting personally identifiable information through the Website, you are consenting to the University’s use of such personally identifiable information to send electronic communications, such as but not limited to e-mails, telephone calls, newsletters, updates, and surveys. These electronic communications may ask for information which will be used for University purposes, including without limitation with regard to its facilities, services, and other offerings. Responding to these electronic communications is voluntary.

The University may send such electronic communications to parents or guardians of students, prospective students, current students, alumni, or anyone else whose personally identifiable information has been submitted through the Website, such as by way of an online form submission.

You may withdraw or revoke your consent to be called, texted or e-mailed by the University by: (1) sending an e-mail with your name, contact phone number, and request to revoke consent to privacy@pointpark.edu; (2) texting “STOP” in response to any text message; or, (3) clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any e-mail.  However, withdrawing or revoking your consent may affect the University’s ability to deliver its products or services to you.

University reserves the right to disclose or use personally identifiable information for University purposes including, without limitation, in regard to its facilities, services, and other offerings.

University shall retain information you provide as long as you continue to maintain a relationship with the University and thereafter in accordance with the University’s records retention policy.

Information we gather

The information we gather is primarily used by the University to analyze web traffic, store visitor preferences, and to improve the functionality and content of the Website so that the University can improve your experience and make other improvements to the services and resources made available through the Website. 

However, the University reserves the right to disclose or use this information for University purposes including, without limitation, in regard to its facilities, services, and other offerings.

With whom we share your information

Information we gather may also be shared with University officials and individuals authorized to perform work for the University, for University purposes to improve programs, outreach, and other campus initiatives, or as otherwise determined by the University as necessary for University operations. Additionally, information may be shared with third-party vendors or services providers.

Information may also be shared with law enforcement agencies and other governmental agencies as required by law or as permitted by law, to protect the University’s rights, and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

Information may also be disclosed as required under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

Information may be disclosed if, in the judgment of the designated custodian of such information, disclosure is necessary to protect the health, safety or property of any person.

Information may also be disclosed for use in legal proceedings, whether or not you are a party to such proceedings.

However, we will not sell, rent, or share this information to non-affiliated third-parties or individuals for their use in direct marketing, advertising, or for the promotion of their products and services.

Protecting your information

The University protects your personally identifiable information once you transmit the personally identifiable information to the University. UNFORTUNATELY, NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE. AS A RESULT, WHILE THE UNIVERSITY STRIVES TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, THE UNIVERSITY IS NOT ABLE TO ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE.

Internally, the University restricts access to your personally identifiable information to those who require access in order to provide services in connection your requests or inquiries that you have provided via the Website.  The University has also implemented appropriate technological and organizational information security measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personally identifiable information stored with the University.

Accessing, correcting and updating your information

You may at any time request access to the personally identifiable information that the University has collected about you by e-mailing privacy@pointpark.edu.  You may request corrections or updates to that information. The University will make reasonable efforts to respond promptly to all such requests, but reserves the right to limit such requests.

External Website Links

This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by the University or transferred to the University by affiliated third-parties. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party websites may be subject to the privacy policies of those websites, if any.

From time-to-time, we will link to external websites that we neither own nor control. Point Park University is not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or web accessibility needs on these websites. Therefore, University encourages you to read any such privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

The University will post online any revised versions of its Privacy Policy. You can determine the date of the last change by noting the effective date of these documents.

Your continued access to and usage of the Website, or use of the services, content, or software contained therein, signifies your agreement to any such modifications to the Privacy Policy.

We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy. You may at any time print, download and/or store a copy of the Privacy Policy.

Special Notice for EU Residents

European Union General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Notice


Purpose of the Privacy Notice

Point Park University (“University”) engages in interactions with higher education institutions, third-party service providers, and community members who reside in the European Union (“EU”). Our community members may also travel to the EU in fulfillment of the University’s mission. Based on these activities and affiliations, the University must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in certain circumstances.

The GDPR requires that the University meets certain standards with regard to data security, data processing, data accuracy, and transparency of data processing activities. The GDPR also gives natural persons certain rights with regard to their personal data held by the University. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to help educate you about the University’s data processing activities and your rights according to the GDPR.

Information Collected by Point Park University/Use of Information

The University collects and processes, personal data, information and sensitive information (“personal data”) from individuals (“data subjects”) who are students, employees, applicants, and other natural persons only as necessary in the exercise of the University’s legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as an institution of higher education. The University generally collects personal data through various methods including directly from you (e.g. the online application process), automated processes (e.g. interactions with the University’s website from your personal device or computer), or other third parties for legitimate, specific purposes (e.g. transcripts obtained by the University for admissions purposes).  Personal data can include names, addresses, transcripts, work history, information for payroll, and medical and health information. Personal data collected or processed is primarily used for employment, admission and enrollment, educational programs, including internships with outside employers, study abroad, internship abroad, online education, financial and payment history, provision of medical services and international travel, etc. 

If a data subject refuses to provide personal data that is required by the University in connection with one of the University’s lawful bases to collect the personal data, such refusal may make it impossible for the University to provide education, employment, travel opportunities or other requested services.  However, data subjects may contact the University directly to arrange for alternative methods of data transfer other than through use of the Website.

Individual Rights under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR requires that personal data from the EU be subject to special protection. The GDPR also provides the EU-based individual with certain individual rights with respect to their personal information. These include:

  1. The right to be informed about the collection and use of their personal data.
  2. The right of access to find out what data is stored about them.
  3. The right to rectification of their personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. The right to erasure to enable an individual to request the deletion or removal of certain personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
  5. The right to restrict processing to “block” or suppress processing of personal data.
  6. The right to data portability allowing individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes.
  7. The right to object to the processing of personal data under certain circumstances.
  8. Various rights in relation to certain kinds of automated decision making and profiling.

Any data subject who wishes to exercise any of the above-mentioned rights may do so by sending such request to: privacy@pointpark.edu.

Lawful Basis for Collecting or Processing Personal Data

The University is an institute of higher education engaged in education, training, community engagement and promotion of theater and dance productions. In order for the University to educate and train its students, engage with the community and promote artistic productions, it is necessary and lawful for it to collect, process, use and maintain personal data of its students, employees, applicants, and other natural persons. These lawful bases include, without limitation, admission, registration, delivery of classroom, on-line, and study abroad education, grades, communications, employment, and retention of records.

 Lawful reasons for collecting and processing personal data can generally be categorized as follows:

a.    The data subject has given consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes;

b.    Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;

c.    Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.

d.    Process is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;

e.    Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

f.     Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Cookies

Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. The University’s website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance the University’s web pages. Information regarding the University’s Cookie Policy can be found here.

Record Retention

Personal data collected by the University from or within the EU must be stored in accordance with the University’s Record Retention and Destruction Policy and in accordance with record retention schedules required or permitted by U.S. or state law, or as otherwise required by the EU GDPR.

Data Security

All personal and sensitive data collected or processed by the University under the scope of the University’s EU General Data Protection Regulation Compliance program must follow the controls and security measures outlined in the University’s Information Technology Security Policy. Accordingly, the University will not share your information with third parties except where it is necessary to meet one of its lawful purposes, as necessary to protect the University’s interests; or with service providers acting on behalf of the University who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the personal data.

Questions about this Privacy Notice should be directed to privacy@pointpark.edu.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Point Park University (“University”) may collect information from children 13 years of age or younger (“Child or Children”) using the Website where the Children apply to participate in a University sponsored summer program.  Based on these activities and affiliations, the University must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) with regard to data collected from the Children for this purpose.  Otherwise, the University does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from Children.  If you are a Child, please do not attempt to send the University Personal Data via the Website for purposes other than applying to participate in a University sponsored summer program.  If you are a Child and desire to transfer your Personal Data to the University for any other purpose, please contact privacy@pointpark.edu to arrange for an alternative to internet based transmission.

The University will only collect information from Children using its Website or the websites of contracted third-parties Accept’d, Inc. (“Accept’d”) and DOCNETWORK, LLC (“CampDocs”).  The contact information for these affiliated third-parties at the following addresses:

Accept’d, Inc.
4000 Horizons Drive
Columbus, OH 43220
support@getaccepted.com
https://getacceptd.com/

DOCNETWORK, LLC
4750 Venture Drive, Suite 101
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-619-8330
privacy@docnetwork.org
https://www.campdoc.com/

 The University will collect the following personal information from Children for the purposes of operating University sponsored summer programs: name, contact information, information related to Participant’s program, emergency contacts, diet and activity information, information about allergies, information about medications that Participant is currently taking, health history, insurance information, PCP or healthcare provider information. The University does not ask for more personal information than is reasonably necessary for a Child to participate in University sponsored summer programs.  The personal information will be collected directly from the Child using internet forms on the websites operated by the University’s contracted third-parties.  The personal information will be used to provide the Child services related to University sponsored summer programs and as otherwise authorized under this privacy policy.  The personal information will be disclosed to third-parties in order to provide the Child services related to University sponsored summer programs.  For example, the University will provide its third-party medical provider with the Child’s personal information to allow treatment of the child’s illness or injuries, if any.  Additionally, the University may disclose the Child’s personal information as authorized elsewhere in this privacy policy.

Additionally, a Child’s parents may review their Child’s personal information, direct the University to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of their Child’s personal information.  Parents may agree to the University’s collection and use of their Child’s personal information, but still not allow the disclosure to third-parties unless the disclosure is a part of the services provided by the University.  To make such a request, please send an e-mail request to privacy@pointpark.edu with the name of the Child, summer program the Child participated in and request.


Terms of Use Agreement

WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.POINTPARK.EDU

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 7, 2009

Acknowledgement of Terms. This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") is a legally binding agreement between you and Point Park University (the "University"). By using or accessing this University Website ("Website") or the Software ("Software"), Services ("Services"), and Content ("Content") provided therein (and as hereinafter defined) or otherwise accepting this Agreement, you agree that you have read and understood this Agreement, and fully agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions in this Agreement, which may be modified from time-to-time by the University.

This Agreement, together with the University's Privacy Policy, constitutes the entire understanding between you and the University regarding the Website, Services, Software, and Content and supersedes and replaces any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and the University.

Term and Termination. This Agreement takes effect upon your access and use of the Website, Services, Software, or Content and automatically terminates if any of the following occur: 1) you fail to comply with a term, condition, or other obligation; 2) you cease use of the Website, Services, Software, and Content; or 3) the University chooses to terminate this Agreement with or without cause.

Amendments. The University will post online any changes to its Privacy Policy and this Agreement. You can determine the date of the last change by noting the effective date of these documents. Your continued access to and usage of the Website or use of the Services, Software, or Content signifies your agreement to any such modifications to the Privacy Policy and this Agreement. We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy and this Agreement. You may at any time print, download and/or store a copy of the Privacy Policy and this Agreement.

Intellectual Property. The Website, Services, Content, and any Software, including, but not limited to, applets, web modules, web-enabled programs, and all other types of software, used in connection with the Website, Services, Software and Content, contain proprietary information protected under United States and international copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws, where applicable. Except as expressly authorized in writing by the University in each specific instance, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, copy, publish or republish, loan, sell, transmit, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Website, Services, Content, or Software, in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever.

The University grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Website, Services, Content, or Software on a single computer, provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Website, Services, Content, or Software. You agree not to modify Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of Software for any purpose whatsoever, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Website, Services, Content, or Software. You agree not to access the Website, Services, Content, or Software by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the University for doing so.

The University's tradenames, design marks and/or service marks ("marks") are the sole and exclusive property of the University. No display or use of such marks may be made without the express written permission of the University.

The University respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that the Website, Services, Content, or Software or any other activity taking place on or in connection with the Website constitutes infringement of a work protected by applicable intellectual property laws, please notify us so that we may respond to any such concerns by contacting us at the address provided below:

Point Park University

Attn: Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

201 Wood Street

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

No Export. You agree to not ship, transfer, or export into any country or otherwise use in any manner the Website, Services, Software, or Content in any manner which is prohibited by the United States Export Administration Act or any other applicable export laws, restrictions, or regulations.

Links to Other Websites. The Website may provide links to the Websites or services of other third-party sites. Links to such third-party sites do not constitute any endorsement by the University of such third-party sites, or the quality, fitness, suitability, accuracy, or appropriateness of the products, content, materials or information presented or made available by such sites. You acknowledge and agree that THE UNIVERSITY, its directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers and representatives, OTHER THIRD PARTIES, and each of their respective successors and assigns, are not responsible for any claims, damages or losses caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of any third-party sites, or from the products, content, material or information presented by or available through those sites.

Representations and Warranties. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THE FOLLOWING: 1) YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT, IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A THIRD PARTY, THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH THIRD PARTY TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT; AND, 2) YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO PERFORM YOUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

Disclaimer of Warranties. ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, SOFTWARE, OR SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "WHERE IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONAL CONTENT. ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, SOFTWARE, OR SERVICES, IS TO BE USED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE TO YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL, FINANCIAL, OR TAX ADVICE, OR ANY OTHER ADVICE WHATSOEVER OR TO BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH.

THE UNIVERSITY, its directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers and representatives, OTHER THIRD PARTIES, and each of their respective successors and assigns, DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, OR CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, ITEMS OR OTHER MATERIALS USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, OR CONTENT, WILL BE ACCURATE, TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.

Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY, its directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers and representatives, OTHER THIRD PARTIES, and each of their respective successors and assigns, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE CLAIMS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES WHETHER ARISING FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, RELATED TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT OR SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE UNIVERSITY, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, OR SOFTWARE OR ANY DECISION MADE IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT SERVICES, OR SOFTWARE, CONTAINED ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIMS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS WEBSITE AND THE RELATED CONTENT, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY AND SURVIVE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.

Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of this Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Choice of Law and Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States, without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and agree that venue is proper and convenient in the state and federal courts situated in Allegheny County located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Waiver. The failure of the University to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision, now or in the future, and the University reserves the right to enforce any right or provision of this Agreement at anytime.

Successors and assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors or assigns.

Survival. The following provisions shall survive the termination of this Agreement and shall apply indefinitely:1) Intellectual Property; 2) No Export, 3) Links to Other Websites; 4) Representations and Warranties; 5) Disclaimer of Warranties; 6) Limitation of Liability; 7) Severability; 8) Choice of Law and Venue; 9) Waiver; and 10) Survival.

Headings. All headings contained in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and are not intended to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

 

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WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.POINTPARK.EDU

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 13, 2012

General. Point Park University (the "University") respects your privacy. The University wants you to understand the type of information which is collected, what the University does with the information, and the safeguards that the University has in place to protect the information. Before you submit any information to the University via this Website, the University strongly suggests that you read this Privacy Policy to understand how the University uses the information which you provide. By using or accessing this Website ("Website"), the Software ("Software"), Services ("Services"), and Content ("Content") provided therein, or otherwise accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy, and fully agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement, which may be modified from time-to-time by the University. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use Agreement, please do not use this Website. This Privacy Policy, together with the University's Terms of Use Agreement, constitutes the entire understanding between you and the University regarding the Website, Services, Software, and Content and supersedes and replaces any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and the University.

Amendments. The University will post online any changes to its Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use Agreement. You can determine the date of the last change by noting the effective date of these documents. Your continued access to and usage of the Website, or use of the Services, Content, or Software contained therein, signifies your agreement to any such modifications to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement. We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement. You may at any time print, download and/or store a copy of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement.

Personally identifiable information. "Personally identifiable information" is information about an individual, such as name, address, e-mail address, user name, etc., which may identify him or her.

Collection and use of personally identifiable information. The University does not collect personally identifiable information without authorization. Any personally identifiable information provided through the Website is voluntary (e.g., name, address, telephone number, etc.), such as by way of an online form submission that you may make through the Website. By providing such personally identifiable information, you give the University consent in regard to the collection and use of such personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy. The University may use such personally identifiable information to send electronic communications, such as but not limited to e-mails, telephone calls, news flashes, updates, and surveys. These electronic communications may ask for information which will be used for University purposes, including without limitation with regard to its facilities, services, and other offerings. Responding to these electronic communications is voluntary. The University may send such electronic communications to parents or guardians of students, prospective students, current students, alumni, or anyone else whose personally identifiable information has been submitted through the Website, such as by way of an online form submission.

The University reserves the right to disclose or use personally identifiable information for University purposes including, without limitation, in regard to its facilities, services, and other offerings, or as required by law or as permitted by law when the University, in good faith, deems it necessary to protect its rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. The University will not sell, rent, or share with any third party or individual such personally identifiable information except for the purposes as described herein.

Collection and use of non-personally identifiable information. The University collects non-personally identifiable information about your visit to the University Website. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you just came from (whether this URL is on this Website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on this Website or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address. This information is primarily used by the University to analyze web traffic and to improve the functionality and content of the Website and does not contain any personally identifiable information which may belong to you or any other individual. However, the University reserves the right to disclose or use this information for University purposes including, without limitation, in regard to its facilities, services, and other offerings. The University also reserves the right to disclose or use this information as required or as permitted by law when the University, in good faith, deems it necessary to protect its rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

Use of cookies (or other functionally equivalent technology) in the collection of personally and non-personally identifiable information. Certain features of the Website are only available through the use of cookies or functionally equivalent technology (collectively referred to as "cookies"). For example, cookies help reduce the number of times you need to enter in certain information while using the Website. Cookies can also assist in providing you with Content and Services that are targeted to your particular interests or preferences. Cookies also enable the University to collect information about your Website visit (as discussed above). Cookies are stored on your local machine, not on the Website's server. You are always free to decline cookies if your browser has this functionality, although if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features on the Website which are dependent on the information which those cookies collect, and you may be required to re-enter certain information more frequently during a session. If you do not want the University to collect the information about your Website visit, please set your browser to reject these cookies.

Protection of your information. The University exercises great care in protecting your personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to, your user registration, user login, user sessions, and electronic communications to and from the University. UNFORTUNATELY, NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE. AS A RESULT, WHILE THE UNIVERSITY STRIVES TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, THE UNIVERSITY IS NOT ABLE TO ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE.

Internally, the University restricts access to your personally identifiable information to those who require access in order to provide services in connection your requests or inquiries that you have provided via the Website.

Accessing, correcting, and updating your information. You may at any time request access to the personally identifiable information that the University has collected about you and you may request corrections or updates to that information. The University will make reasonable efforts to respond promptly to all such requests, but reserves the right to limit such requests.

Additional Information. This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by the University. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party websites may be subject to the privacy policies of those websites, if any. The University encourages you to read any such privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally identifiable information. THE UNIVERSITY, its directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers and representatives shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information by any such third party.

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Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Initiatives

This policy affirms Point Park University's commitment to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and the pursuit of diversity. Point Park University does not discriminate on the basis of: sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age (40 years and over), ancestry, individuals with disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, caregiver status or familial status, in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities or with respect to employment or admission to the University’s educational programs and activities.

This policy is in accord with local, state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Pittsburgh Human Relations Act. Inquiries regarding these regulations and policies, or complaints, should be referred to Point Park’s vice president of human resources, equity and inclusion, phone number 412-392-3952. Complaints of discrimination can be filed via the Incident Reporting Form online at PointPark.edu/IncidentReport; and will be processed by the University Office of Equity and Inclusion according to Point Park’s policy on discrimination and harassment. Complaints may also be emailed to equity@pointpark.edu.

Inquiries regarding Title IX and the Title IX regulations should also be referred to the University’s Title IX coordinator. The Title IX coordinator, Vanessa Love, may be reached at vlove@pointpark.edu, 412-392-3980 or 201 Wood Street, Student Center, Room 104D, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. A Title IX incident report can be filed via the Incident Reporting Form online at PointPark.edu/IncidentReport.

 

 

Other Policies and Procedures

  • Point Park University Code of Conduct
  • Point Park University Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking
  • Student Handbook

                                                                                                                                                           

Policy Owner:             Vice President of Human Resources
Effective Date:            September 1, 2019
  

Revision History (and effective dates):

September 1, 2019 – Revised