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Harrison Middleton University Privacy Policy
Effective September 22, 2004

Commitment to Your Privacy
This site is owned and operated by Harrison Middleton University. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Harrison Middleton University, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information Gathered by Harrison Middleton University
Harrison Middleton University gathers two types of information about users:
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to submit an application online or to request information. Other information Harrison Middleton University collects is through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to users' needs to understand the demographics of our students and potential students. Under no circumstances does Harrison Middleton University divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Harrison Middleton University gathers user information through the following services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Online application
We will offer an online application to our website users (current and potential students). Harrison Middleton University gathers the name, address, phone number, email address, and other pertinent information from users who voluntarily choose to submit an application online. Users may avoid submitting this information online by choosing the PDF option, in which a user can print and mail in the application.

2. "E-mail this to a friend" Service
Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend.” The user must provide his or her email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

3. Children
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

4. Usage tracking
Harrison Middleton University tracks user traffic patterns throughout our website. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Harrison Middleton University may break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

5. Cookies
In some cases, we may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Harrison Middleton University uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.
You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

Use of Information
Harrison Middleton University uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide when submitting an online application. Harrison Middleton University never shares the information provided with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you

We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing of the Information
Harrison Middleton University uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Harrison Middleton University operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

Your Consent
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Harrison Middleton University. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.