Chapman University Use of Personal Information
Chapman University recognizes the importance of protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of personal information. Consequently, we have instituted the set of information practices and rights described below. Please note that this page offers some links to external sites, to which these privacy practices and rights do not apply.
What Personal Information Does Chapman University Hold? How Is It Obtained?
We collect basic personal information (such as Name, Organization name, Organization state, Contact information, Job title, Postal address, E-mail address, Phone, Personal URL, Academic major/minor) ONLY if you provide it to us voluntarily through e-mail, electronic forms, surveys, inquiries, or otherwise.
Other information that may be held includes but is not limited to:
- Emergency Contact Information
- Special Needs Information; as in a speaker or faculty member at a Chapman University event or that of one of its affiliates (we maintain biographical information used in the event)
- Online programs as well as evaluation results submitted by attendees after your session(s). If you participate in a secured SharePoint Team Web site, we collect site access and contribution information.
Session cookie – This type of cookie is used to enhance and make more efficient the user's experience during a site visit. Once the user closes the browser, the cookie terminates.
Persistent cookie – This type of cookie stores a small text file on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time to remember visit activity that will help make subsequent visits more efficient. Persistent cookies can be removed by following the user's Internet browser help directions.
How Does Chapman University Secure Your Personal Information?
The personal information we collect is stored in databases and files that are protected by passwords and firewalls. In addition, online forms used for financial transactions are secured with SSL encryption technology to ensure the safety of sensitive information transmitted through them.
How Does Chapman University Use Your Personal Information?
We use anonymous, aggregated data about Web site visitors' site usage and technical capabilities as well as about HTML message opening and click-through rates to improve online services and communications.
How Does Chapman University Handle Legally Issued Subpoenas and Law Enforcement Agency Requests?
Chapman University may disclose personal information if we are required to do so to comply with the law or with legal process.
Is credit card / transaction information secure on this Web site?
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you register with us online. SSL is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card or other information that you send us.
What Other Exceptions Are There?
Chapman University reserves the right to use personal information in its database to identify the source of any inappropriate use of information resources managed by the association, including but not limited to: offensive or illegal postings to online discussion lists, collaboration sites, and other communication vehicles; denial of service actions; unauthorized use of online services and network infrastructure; misuse or unauthorized use of the Chapman University name, logo, or other representations of the association; and to protect the personal safety and privacy of our members, online users, and the public under the policies and practices described above.
This is the legal notice LSAC which we use for students applying to Chapman’s Law School:
Is my Student Google Mail account secure and private?
This service is being provided by the University as the primary email/collaboration system for eligible students.
Google Apps for Education accounts have been customized for optimal educational collaboration. Chapman University has taken steps to ensure that your student data is protected above and beyond a publicly available account. As an organization, Google is currently SAS 70 Type I compliant.
Google Privacy at: https://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/privacy.html
Or Google Security at: https://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/security.html
Google has agreed that Chapman University student data is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when in Google's possession.
What should I do if I have questions?
Reporting Copyright Infringements
In accordance with Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Chapman University has designated an agent DMCAfirstname.lastname@example.org to receive notification of a claim of copyright infringement for the Chapman University network domain. To report a claim of possible copyright infringement, please refer to our DMCA Notification Agent page.