Colorado Christian University
CCU's Online Privacy Policy

CCU's Online Privacy Policy

Colorado Christian University Website Privacy Policy

Commitment to the Protection of Personal Privacy

Colorado Christian University (CCU) recognizes the importance of individual privacy and supports an individual's right to control how their personal information is used and shared online. CCU respects the laws governing the collection, storage, transfer, and use of personal data.

This policy describes how CCU collects, uses, and shares personal information gathered online through the University's website.

Scope of the Privacy Policy

This policy applies to CCU's use of any and all data collected in relation to use of the CCU website. Please read this privacy policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of the privacy policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of the site. If you do not accept and agree with this privacy policy, you must stop using the site immediately.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit the CCU website, you may voluntarily choose to provide CCU with personally identifiable information which can include direct identifiers, such as name, address, email address, and phone number, or indirect identifiers such as location data or IP address. CCU collects and uses this data to personalize an individual's experience with the website, and to facilitate and enhance the delivery of higher education programs and services.

Automatically Collected Data on CCU's Website

As is common practice on most websites, CCU collects certain information automatically on CCU's website. As an individual interacts with the CCU website, CCU may collect information about the individual's visits to the site through cookies and other tracking technologies which store a piece of data on the visitor's hard drive while they are visiting the CCU website. Cookies are only used to identify unique visitors to the CCU website from other visitors during a particular session. A session is the period of active site-use while that unique visitor is linked to our server.

Types of data automatically collected include, but are not limited to, search terms used, new or returning user information, browser information, computer or device type, operating system, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and browsing activities on the website. CCU uses automatically collected data to analyze trends, improve user experience, and help ensure information security.

Sharing Personal Data

CCU will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transfer, share, lease, or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party without your consent, unless it is for purposes of educational service or administrative operations which may include, but is not limited to, providing information to third party vendors, consultants, and other service providers to the University where such information is required or beneficial in the performance of their tasks on behalf of the University. CCU makes no representations or guarantees regarding the policies or business practices of third parties.

Data Retention

CCU will not store personal data longer than necessary. How long personal data is retained depends on the type of data and the purpose for which CCU processes it.

Payment Card Information

When an individual pays for CCU services on the website using a credit or debit card, the information is provided directly by the individual into a PCI/DSS-compliant payment processing service to which the University subscribes. Neither CCU nor its websites process or store credit or debit card information.

Security

CCU is committed to securing personal data. While the University uses security measures to protect against unauthorized access to the personal information of a visitor to the CCU website, it cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication transmitted to or from the CCU website or email through the internet. The University takes reasonable precautions to protect personal information and maintain privacy.

Exceptions

Other websites accessed via hyperlinks from CCU's website are not controlled by the University, and are not subject to this privacy policy.

Changes

CCU reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time, for any reason, without prior notice, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Policy at this website.

Contact Us

For additional questions concerning the CCU privacy policy, please email privacypolicy@ccu.edu.