Heritage College & Seminary Website Privacy Statement and Terms of Use

 

Introduction

Heritage College & Seminary (HCS) knows you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we'll do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. By visiting DiscoverHeritage.ca and our various portals, you're accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice. This statement applies solely to information collected at the DiscoverHeritage.ca website.

 

Part I. Information Collection and Usage

When you visit Heritage College & Seminary’s website, the server automatically collects a limited amount of information from your computer essential for the sites operation and security. We collect this information through the use of automatically generated server logs. Heritage College & Seminary uses a content management system that automatically collects this information and provides us with basic website analytics. Information collected includes your computer’s IP address, the name of your Internet Service Provider, information concerning your browser and operating system, as well as the page visited prior to accessing the DiscoverHeritage.ca website. This information is used to perform statistical analysis of user trends and interests and to help us make this site more useful to visitors. We collect the following general data that is not personally identifiable information: trail a user follows throughout the website, number of new visitors, number of repeat visitors, IP addresses, ISP names, browser and operating system information, etc. We collect demographic data in order to assist with our website design structure by viewing in an anonymous light the path that users tend to take through our website to find the information they need. HCS does not continue tracking users after they leave our website, nor does HCS attempt to associate specific personal information with visitors, though the possibility for doing so exists. HCS is only interested in larger demographic trends in order to guide future website design and handle resource management. HCS is not interested in building an information model about you as a consumer.


In browsing the major portions of our site, users do not need to provide any personally identifiable information about themselves. However, in order to proceed through certain segments of our website, HCS collects personally identifiable information, such as when registering for an event, applying to HCS, etc. In these cases information collected could include name, age, address, spouses name and age, phone number, email address, and in cases where fees are involved, credit card number and expiration date, etc. While HCS may in some cases ask for number of children, names of children, etc., HCS does not market to minors, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information. Where financial information is requested, such as completing an online donation or paying registration fees, credit card numbers and expiration dates are required for normal, routine processing of payment.

Since the nature of AlumniHeritage.ca is to keep you connected to your friends we do ask for personal information such as your phone number. This information is then only available to those who are part of our community. In addition to this information we reveal basic Yearbook type information such as when someone was a student here, when someone graduated and what degrees he /she has obtained or are working on so classmates can keep in contact with each other.


Heritage College & Seminary does make limited use of cookies on its Web servers in some portions of our site, but not in any manner that could impinge on your privacy. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a users computer hard drive as a unique identifier. Cookies enable HCS to deliver customized content to users. Our cookies do have an expiration date; typically very shortly after the user leaves our site. The information we collect is not used to create customer profiles based on browsing history. We do not supplement information collected at our Web site with data from other sources. Heritage College & Seminary is not involved in aggressive marketing practices.


Heritage College & Seminary does not use click-traking of third-party advertising on our sites. Third parties are not privy to information collected on the HCS website. Further, we do not share data with third parties unless required by law to do so. Please note that this excludes situations where the user wishes HCS to share data with third parties, as in the case of information transfers between universities.


Occasionally on the HCS website we offer links to other Web sites. When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours, and we can take no responsibility for information collected on other sites linked to from our site.


Users that register for events or emails will receive additional announcements from us if they so desire. Opting out of these mailings may take place at any time and links to opt out are provided within the mailings themselves. Users who opt out of the system will not be contacted again unless they sign up again for our mailings.


Please be advised that our privacy policy may change over time. Users are encouraged to check it regularly.

 

Part II. Data Storage and Security

Heritage College & Seminary is dedicated to preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. To this end we use firewalls, data disconnection from the Internet, and regular backups. If you have more concerns about how data is stored and protected at Heritage College & Seminary, please feel free to contact Administration through email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Part III. Terms of Use


By using Heritage College & Seminary web services you agree not to use this service to do any of the following:

  • Harass, stalk, defame, abuse, threaten or otherwise violate a person’s legal rights including their privacy rights.
  • Mass collect information about others (harvest), including e-mail addresses, mailing address and phone numbers.
  • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
  • Impersonate someone else.
  • Promote or Post any profane, harassing, threatening, obscene, defamatory, unlawful, vulgar, hateful, or indecent material.
  • Promote or Post any files that contain images or software protected by intellectual property laws, copyright or trademark laws without proper permission from the owner.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, worms, or any similar program that may cause harm to another’s computer or data.
  • Use our web systems in connection with junk email, pyramid schemes, chain letters, or spamming
  • Prevent another user from accessing the site or the tools therein.
  • Attempt to hack into, deny service to, or disrupt service to any HCS web system.
  • Promote, Post, or Participate in any activity in violation of our Community Standards.

Heritage College & Seminary reserves the right to remove any information deemed inappropriate or infraction of these terms of use at its sole discretion. HCS also reserves the right to terminate anyone’s access to our services without notice, at any time, for any reason.