Privacy Notice

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is committed to managing and safeguarding the information it collects, maintains, shares, and uses (collectively, “processes”) in an appropriate, fair, and transparent fashion, in support of its mission. JWU takes seriously its responsibility to protect privacy rights while satisfying its administrative, educational, legal, operational, and policy duties and objectives. This Privacy Notice applies to JWU’s main website (www.jwu.edu) and other websites JWU owns or controls, unless a specific JWU website indicates to the contrary (collectively, “Sites”). JWU reserves the right to modify this Privacy Notice or any statements herein anytime without notice.

User Consent
Any person accessing, browsing, or otherwise using any Site, either manually or via an automated device or program, shall be bound by the terms of this Privacy Notice, including any modifications thereto, which JWU may make anytime without notice.

Manner of Collection
If you visit this site to view or download information, or submit information to us, we or our third-party vendors may automatically collect the following types of personal information:

  • the date and time of your visit
  • the page(s) you visit and engagement with them
  • your computing platform (browser, operating system, etc.)
  • the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • your approximate geographic region from which you access the Internet

Cookies
Cookies are short identifiers, stored on your computer, that may contain site-specific settings or identify you to a site when you make a return visit. Cookies may remain on your browser unless you delete them or they expire. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. If you decline cookies, you will still be able to fully experience JWU’s main website (www.jwu.edu). If you do not decline cookies, you thereby are deemed to consent to cookies.

Google Analytics
The main JWU website uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics. The information gathered is used to improve web services for visitors. Google Analytics uses a browser cookie for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on these websites. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser or download and install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (opens in new window). For more information, visit Google Analytics Solutions (opens in new window).

If you use our website to complete forms, use our applications, or submit information to us (such as through form registrations or requesting information), we will collect the information that you provide to us, as well as related information such as your login identification (ID).

How We Use Your Personal Information
The data collected with cookies and similar technologies are used in the aggregate for purposes of analyzing site traffic, managing the site, and providing accountability regarding the usefulness of our work. If you provide us with information (such as through a form or registration pages), we will use that information for the purposes described on the form or registration pages. We may also use your personal information for the following purposes, which may include sharing such information with third parties:

  • To further our educational or other university purposes.
  • For compliance with legal obligations; to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; and to enforce our agreements.
  • To prevent or investigate fraud or other unlawful activity and to protect the security of university property, websites, and other systems.
  • To meet the obligations of organizations with oversight over the university, such as accreditation organizations.
  • To protect the health, safety, or rights of you, other students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • To use in targeted advertising campaigns.

Links to other Websites
The Sites may provide hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or may take you to a third-party website not controlled by JWU. These hyperlinked third-party websites may collect, maintain, share, and use information different in form and substance from JWU’s Sites. JWU is not responsible for the collection, maintenance, sharing, or use of information collected through these websites, and JWU expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such collection, maintenance, sharing, or use of information.

Information related to the European Economic Area and the General Data Protection Regulations
For information related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), see https://www.jwu.edu/about-jwu/terms-of-use.html

Children
JWU’s Sites are not directed towards children under 13 years of age, and JWU does not knowingly collect any information from children under 13 years of age through its Sites. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not permitted to submit personal information to JWU through its Sites.

Security
JWU implements appropriate technical, physical, and organizational security measures designed to protect the personal information JWU processes to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks presented by the nature of the personal information and the nature of the processing. Although JWU strives to protect your personal information, JWU cannot ensure or warrant the security of your personal information. JWU shall not be responsible for any actual or consequential damages resulting from a security breach or technical malfunction.

To Unsubscribe
Should you wish to unsubscribe from receiving e-mails from a particular JWU department or a JWU.edu domain, you may do so by unsubscribing through the unsubscribe feature included in specific e-mails or by requesting this at identify. Please note that JWU will not unsubscribe you from e-mails about your account or your transactions with JWU.

Contact
If Users have any questions about JWU's programs, services, websites or this Privacy Notice, please contact helpdesk@jwu.edu.

Effective Date and Revisions
Originally Issued: August 2004
Last Update: February 2021