Privacy Policy


The Edward Waters College Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when communicating with Edward Waters College.

By communicating with Edward Waters College, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This privacy statement covers the site www.ewc.edu and mobile platforms.

Privacy of Donors

In a manner consistent with the following privacy policy, we respect and monitor the privacy of our donors. We make every effort to disclose donor information only as specifically instructed by the donor and in a manner consistent with his or her wishes. Edward Waters College will not sell, trade, or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. If you have a question about donor privacy, please contact us through the link on this site.

The Information We Collect

When you register with Edward Waters College via this website, text message, or other mobile platforms, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

Edward Waters College may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, and instant messaging services in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.

By communicating with Edward Waters College, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Use of Information Obtained by Edward Waters College

Edward Waters College may send you announcements from time to time through phone, email, or text message. In regards to broadcast text messages, you may opt-out of these communications. If you do not wish to receive them, you may text “STOP” to the received message.

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, and instant messaging services. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify, in your privacy settings, that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer a service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you.

For example:

· We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Edward Waters College, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Edward Waters College-specified purposes.

· In conjunction with the use of the Edward Waters College Platform, third parties who agree to abide by the Edward Waters College Platform Terms of Service, including restrictions on access, storage and use of such data, may have limited access to your personal information. We have undertaken contractual and technical steps to restrict possible misuse of such information by such third parties, but of course cannot and do not guarantee that all third parties will abide by such agreements. Please report any suspected misuse of information through the Edward Waters College Platform here and we will investigate any such claim and take appropriate action against the third party.

· We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Edward Waters College service or using the Edward Waters College name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

· We let you choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through sponsored groups or other on-site offers.

· If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Edward Waters College business, or individual business units owned by Edward Waters College, were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in the pre-existing Privacy Policy,i.e., the latest policy in effect before the change occurred.

Links

www.ewc.edu may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Edward Waters College.

Security

Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Edward Waters College Web Site, please contact us at advancement@ewc.edu.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

If you choose to visit www.ewc.edu, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's effective date. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at advancement@ewc.edu. You may also contact us by mail at:

Edward Waters College
Division of Institutional Advancement
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209