Information Gathering (“Cookies”)
We use IP addresses (the Internet address of your computer) to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our web site. For example, we employ statistical software to identify that parts of our web site are most heavily used and which portion of our audience comes from within the Averett network. However, we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
Like many other web sites, portions of Averett University’s web site may use messages given by web browsers to web servers, commonly known as “cookies”, which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer system. This element of data is a piece of text, not a program.
The site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the web site. We cannot access other cookies sent by other web sites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your e-mail address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way the university would learn such information is if you specifically submit that information.
You may decline to accept cookies sent by the web site by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. Other sites linked to the web site may also send cookies; however, the university does not control such activities. If you decline a cookie, you may not be viewing the website in a way in which it was designed to optimally be presented.
All official Averett web servers have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure all information we collect online. Furthermore, we use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.
The university may contract with one or more third parties to maintain and host its web site(s). Therefore, any information you submit, including personal information, may be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third party. Your use of our web sites and any provision of personal information you submit to the web site constitutes your acknowledgement that such information or content could pass through and may be stored in servers outside our control. You agree that the university has no liability or responsibility for any such pass-through or storage of same.
Sites within the Averett web may link to external sites outside of the Averett domain as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Averett web site. Averett University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, and does not make any representations about them.
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