Trinity University has adopted this Internet Privacy Statement in order to inform users of University policies with respect to information collected on Trinity University Internet sites.
Trinity University uses IP addresses in the administration of its Internet sites. Software is employed to identify parts of the site which are most heavily used and which portion of the audience comes from within the Trinity University network. Trinity University is committed to respecting internet users’ privacy and recognizing the need for appropriate protection and management of the personally identifiable information shared at the site. The purpose of this Internet Privacy Statement is to let users know what personally identifiable information is collected from Internet site visits and how such information is used.
Information Collected by Trinity University
There are three types of information that may be collected during Internet site visits:
Network traffic and internet server logs - In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, the University may use software programs to do such things as:
In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets and other information. Information from these activities is used solely for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the University’s networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties unless required by law.
The University Internet servers collect and store information from internet site visitors to monitor internet site performance and to improve service. This information includes the following:
The University makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information. Any personally identifiable information is not released to external parties unless required by law.
Information voluntarily provided by users - In the course of using the University internet site, users may choose to provide the site with information to help the University better serve user needs, such as:
Some features of the site enable credit card transactions. The third party payment processors used by Trinity University are TouchNet and iModules. These features are completely voluntary to users. They include the purchasing of event registrations, merchandise purchases, online donations, membership purchases or the payment of tuition and other types of fees through the site. Trinity University assures users that measures have been taken to make such transactions secure for its members. The Trinity University site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on its transaction pages. It encrypts all personal information including name, address, and credit card number to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet.
Trinity University will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without user consent, except to the extent required by law.
To prevent unauthorized access to personal data, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, the site has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected through this Internet site.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
This site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. Users are encouraged to periodically review this policy to be informed of how the University is committed to protecting user information and providing users with improved content on its Internet site. Questions about this site, its collection of information, and its Internet Privacy statement can be directed to the Trinity Helpdesk at: helpdesk [at] trinity.edu
IP address - The Internet address of a computer. It is a unique string of numbers separated by periods that identifies each computer using the Internet Protocol to communicate over a network.
Cookie - Also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from an Internet site and stored in a user's Internet browser while the user is browsing that internet site. Every time the user loads the Internet site, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the Internet site of the user's previous activity.
Use of the Trinity University Internet sites constitutes user acceptance of this Internet Privacy Statement and consent to the practices it describes.
Questions about this site, its collection of information, and its Internet privacy statement can be directed to the Trinity Helpdesk at: helpdesk [at] trinity.edu.