Privacy Policy - Ponce Health

Privacy Policy

Use of Ponce Health and Science University computing resources are subject to the following privacy policy:

Collection of Personal Information

If you are asked to provide personal information on an official university website, the policy provides that you are to notified of the following:

  • The purpose for which the personal information is collected;
  • Any specific consequences for refusing to provide the information;
  • Your right to inspect, amend, or correct personal records, if any;
  • Whether the personal information is generally available for public inspection; and
  • Whether the personal information is made available or transferred to or shared with any entity.

Unless otherwise notified by the collecting office, information provided to the university may be shared among offices within the university and outside entities as necessary or appropriate in the conduct of legitimate university business and consistent with applicable law. Individuals may inspect and/or correct their personal information as provided by the Public Records Act or applicable university policy.

Moreover, personal information you disclose to others via message boards, chat rooms and social media may be collected and used by others who are not under the control of the university.

The university collects information that is available from server logs about user Internet connections and visits to university websites. The university may use this information to analyze trends, create summary statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications, and identify system performance or problem areas.

Some university web pages may utilize “cookies”  to better serve you with more tailored information when you return to our site. Some university web pages may use cookies to provide users with more tailored information when they return to those web pages. Users can set their browsers to receive notification when a website sends them a cookie, so users may accept or reject it. Note that some parts of a university web page that offers cookies may not function properly or may be considerably slower when users reject cookies.

 Data Protection

The university will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. The university strives to implement security measures that protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Not all transmissions to and from official university websites are secure: the website may not encrypt, or decrypt data sent to or from the website. In addition, emails that you send to a university address may be subject to interception. If your communication includes personal information that you do not wish to provide electronically, contact the university by postal mail or telephone.

Third-Party Sites

Some official university websites link to websites that are outside the “stlouis.psm.edu” domain and are controlled and operated by third parties. The university is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party websites.

Changes

We reserve the right to change this policy without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to check this page for any changes to this policy.