Shimer College respects each individual's right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement or as required by law. This statement applies solely to information collected at Shimer College's Web site.
Part I. Information Collection
Shimer College collects information through our Web site at several points. We collect the following information about primary visitors: names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses that are submitted to us through the site.
We may also collect the names and contact information which our users divulge about other people, such as referrals for prospective students and donors. Shimer College does not actively market to children and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information. We collect the following general data that is not personally identifiable information, such as your machine's TCP/IP address, your username (if applicable), date, time and files accessed. We also collect information about 'referrer' information if you clicked on an external link to a Shimer College webpage. We collect demographic data in order to evaluate the performance of our Website.
We collect your personal information through emails submitted through our web site and through online registration forms. The information is collected voluntarily so that we may respond to any inquiries you submit through the web site.
We do employ cookies on the Web site. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user's computer hard drive to be a unique identifier. Cookies enable Shimer College to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. Our cookies do not have an expiration date. Our cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
Part II. Information Usage.
The information collected by Shimer College will be used for contacting prospective students, prospective donors, and other parties expressing interest in the College. Users who provide information will receive follow up communications in the form of email, traditional letters, and/or phone calls.
We occasionally offer links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours. If our policy on information collection or usage changes, will advise you by posting those changes on our web site as soon as is reasonably possible.
Part III. Problem Resolution
If problems arise, users may contact Shimer College by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are committed to resolving disputes within a few days of receiving a complaint.
Part IV. Data Storage and Security
Shimer College protects user information with the following security measures: Web server contained within secure data centre with firewall protection.