Website privacy policy

Union College values your privacy, and we are committed to protecting it.

We will never sell or trade information you provide to us through our website, such as your e­mail, name, address or phone number. We may, on occasion, provide such information to a third party working for us on a contractual basis, on the condition that they also will protect your privacy and will not sell or disseminate your data.

Some information is gathered automatically.

Like most organizations with websites, Union College collects some data to determine how our site is used. Generic data is collected via “cookies,”­­ text files saved by your browser to evaluate usage patterns so we can evaluate content and patterns of behavior. You may turn off cookies by selecting the appropriate preferences in your Web browser. However, turning off cookies may affect the functionality of our websites. The information collected is based on your IP address, which gives the general location of your computer or network, but is not linked to any identifying data compiled by Union College, such as your email address or name. Union College will not associate your IP address with personally identifying information unless required to do so by law.

Union College’s website uses Google Analytics to analyze and measure the usage of our websites. Google Analytics uses cookies to generate usage information, including your IP address, which is transmitted to Google and stored on its servers. Google may transfer this information to a third party when required to do so by law, or if the third party is used to process information on behalf of Google. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with other data held by Google, and the data collected is displayed in aggregate without individually identifying information attached. By using this website, you consent to Google processing data about you as outlined above.

To learn more about Google Analytics, please see their terms of use and Google’s privacy policies.

Cookies are also used to serve targeted advertisements. After visiting this website, you may see ads for Union College on other websites. This is called “retargeting.” The information used by these ads to determine your interest in Union College is saved on your computer, not on a server. You may delete your cookies at any time to make the ads “forget” your interest.

You may choose to provide us with information.

To communicate effectively with you and other visitors to our website, Union College may ask for your personal information in online forms, such as requests to visit, inquiries about programs, applications for admissions, alumni address changes, and other information related to admissions, enrollment, campus services, alumni communication and other functions of Union College. Personal information gathered through these forms will ever be sold, traded or otherwise shared with third parties without your consent or legal due process.

Providing us with information is your choice. You may choose to use your browser in incognito or anonymous modes, which will limit our ability to track usage through cookies. Our website may not work correctly without certain essential routing or technical information, and failure to provide certain information or allow for cookies may mean features are not available to you.

We are committed to data security.

Whenever possible, Union College’s websites default to secure connections, meaning the data you transmit to us is encrypted. To know if you are using a secure connection, check the page URL for “https://” The “s” means “secure.”

Union College strives to put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to ensure the privacy and security of the data we collect online. We are committed to preventing unauthorized access, maintaining the accuracy of our data, and ensuring it is used ethically and legally.

The scope of this policy

This policy applies to www.ucollege.edu and rockpile.ucollege.edu. Other policies may govern websites run by specific campus departments, student organizations and other affiliated groups using the ucollege.edu domain. Many pages on this website contain links to external sites not owned by or affiliated with Union College. Union College is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external sites.

Changes to the policy

Union College reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

Questions?

For questions regarding the website or data collection, contact webmaster [at] ucollege.edu.