Privacy Policy

Freed-Hardeman University is committed to safeguarding nonpublic personal information. We respect every person’s right to privacy and security of nonpublic information that personally identifies you. This policy governs privacy of all forms of data collected, stored, and used by Freed-Hardeman University through its website and by all other means.

Freed-Hardeman University safeguards, according to strict standards of security and confidentiality, any nonpublic personally identifiable information from our students, employees, donors, and others for whom such information is collected.  


Collection and use of non-public personal information

In order to properly execute our transactions related to you, we may collect personally identifiable information of both a public and nonpublic nature, such as your name, mailing addresses, social security number, date of birth, telephone numbers, academic history, etc. from applications you complete or provide to us through other means.  The University may collect a variety of data about your relationship with the university such as academic records, account balances, transaction history, and giving records.

Visitors can browse Freed-Hardeman University’s website without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information. Our site does collect information such as domain names, IP addresses, browser type, operating systems, access times, referring websites and navigation paths. This information is used by Freed-Hardeman University to maintain the quality of our website. We use this data to measure visitor trends and for statistical purposes. This information does not personally identify our visitors. 

We do not sell personal information to any third party.

We may share nonpublic personal information with companies that provide services to us for your benefit and for the administration of our business, such as credit card processors. We require those companies to protect the confidentiality of your nonpublic information and to use it only for the purposes for which we disclosed the information. We share nonpublic personal information with government agencies as required by federal regulations for reporting.


Cookies

We do not use cookies to store personally identifiable information about our website users. In certain areas of our website, we do use cookies to store session information, but force SSL encryption on the pages in these areas.


Woopra Analytics

We use Woopra Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Woopra, Inc. in order to improve our website. We collect data about user behavior – including mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activities as well as text you may type into the website. Woopra does not share this information without consent.


Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our sites. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website includes your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.


Privacy Caution

You may link to a variety of non-FHU websites from Freed-Hardeman University’s network. We encourage you to always review the privacy statements of websites you link to from our network so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Freed-Hardeman University is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on websites outside of those under the University’s control.


Security of Your Nonpublic Personal Information

Freed-Hardeman University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Freed-Hardeman University secures the nonpublic personally identifiable information you provide in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure from our computer servers, paper documents and all other forms of stored data. When nonpublic personally identifiable information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, and in compliance with guidelines established by PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards).

We protect the integrity and privacy of your nonpublic personally identifiable information in a number of ways. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your nonpublic personally identifiable information.


Contact Information

If you believe Freed-Hardeman University has not adhered to this policy, please contact dwilson@fhu.edu.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.