Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message. We will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in in response to messages you send to us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Shepherd University Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Shepherd University Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Shepherd University Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Shepherd University Foundation may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Shepherd University Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Shepherd University Foundation; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Shepherd University Foundation, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
Shepherd University Foundation may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Shepherd University Foundation, in order to determine what Shepherd University Foundation services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Shepherd University Foundation to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Shepherd University Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Shepherd University Foundation website.
The Shepherd University Foundation website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Shepherd University Foundation pages, or register with Shepherd University Foundation site or services, a cookie helps Shepherd University Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Shepherd University Foundation website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Shepherd University Foundation features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Shepherd University Foundation services or websites you visit.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
Shepherd University Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Shepherd University Foundation uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
Shepherd University Foundation does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, Shepherd University Foundation may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Shepherd University Foundation or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Shepherd University Foundation, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the unsubscribe link.
Changes to this Statement
Shepherd University Foundation welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Shepherd University Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Shepherd University Foundation at:
Shepherd University Foundation
P.O. Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Effective as of July 15, 2021