Your privacy is important to Sherman College of Chiropractic. Our policy is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals accessing our Web site and/or receiving any digital direct marketing materials. This Privacy Statement describes what information we collect and how that information is protected and used.
Information Gathered Automatically and Its Use
When you access the Sherman Chiropractic College Web site, we automatically collect certain information, such as the type and identity of the Internet service provider you are using, the time spent on the Web site, and the country from which you access the Web site. We also gather your IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer for accessing the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. We do not link IP addresses to anything personal. This means that user sessions are tracked, but the users remain anonymous. The IP address is used to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site by identifying the parts of our Web site that are most heavily used and the portion of our Web site audience coming from within the Sherman College network.
We use the information gathered automatically, as described above, for internal purposes, such as to tailor Web site content to user needs and generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify any visitors who threaten our service, site, campus, students or employees.
Information Supplied by Users
On some pages within our Web site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information before accessing specific pages or as a requirement to receive certain information by mail or e-mail. For example, persons requesting admissions materials will be asked to provide a name and mailing address and persons interested in pursuing career opportunities at Sherman College may be asked to provide contact and resume information. This information may be used by us to contact you directly in order to respond to your requests; however, you will always be given an opportunity to opt out of any of our direct marketing activities. For example, to unsubscribe from our email newsletter, Sherman Shares, simply use the unsubscribe link provided on the bottom of each newsletter page.
Some of our Web site features may use applications to collect data to facilitate an e-commerce transaction. We do not use an outside service to process credit card transactions. All credit card information is encrypted and stored on our server until downloaded and unencrypted by a Sherman College employee. Only one employee has access to unencrypt credit card data. That employee sends the transaction, with credit card information, to the office that handles the particular type of purchase (such as the Bookstore for gift items, Development for donations, or Continuing Education for registration of events). At that point, we process the credit card by hand in our business office, in the same manner we use for any other credit card transaction received by any other means.
Sherman College may provide an alumni directory and/or offer online alumni services from time to time. Directory information may include the names and contact information of all active alumni. In addition, the directory may include other personal information that you provide to us online or offline (strictly on a voluntary basis), such as information regarding your career, education and family.
Alumni services may also include career and networking services that enable you to post job listings, resumes or to otherwise communicate with other alumni. These services are entirely voluntary, and Sherman College is not responsible for use of your information by other alumni.
Sharing Your Personal Information
Sherman College of Chiropractic will not license, sell or provide your personal information to any third party except as described herein, or with your consent. However, we may disclose specific information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the interests or safety of Sherman College, our visitors or others.
The Sherman College Web site may contain destination links to other independently-run Web sites for Sherman College student groups or organizations, and to some third party sites outside the Sherman College website domain. Sherman College is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such Web sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. Any information you reveal on any such site is not subject to this Privacy Statement. Therefore, you should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit.
Sherman College treats your personal information as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. This Web site has information security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We restrict access to our data center and server rooms to authorized personnel and limit access to personal information to those employees who have a legitimate business need to access such information. Despite these security measures, we do not represent or warrant that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties.
We may change this Web Site Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions to our Web site. Your use of the Web site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Web Site Privacy Statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Web Site Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Web Site Privacy Statement or any revised statement, then please exit the Web site immediately.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this Web Site Privacy Statement, your personal information, the practices of this Web site, or your interaction with this Web site, contact:
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Karen Rhodes, Director of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1452
Spartanburg, SC 29304