The MSA University is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. MSA University does not actively share personal information gathered from its Web servers. However, because MSA University is a public institution, some information collected from MSA University websites, including the summary server log information, emails sent to websites, and information collected from Web-based forms, may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act.
This means that while MSA University does not actively share information, in some cases may be compelled by law to release information gathered from its Web servers.
As part of its commitment to maintain the privacy of its Web users, MSA University has developed this privacy statement. The statement has two purposes:
- To educate users about privacy issues.
- To inform users about specific privacy policies and guidelines employed at MSA University .
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU?
We collect information from you when you access MSA University and when you subscribe to our email service.
WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Harvard network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.
The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
User information may be shared with third-party partners to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications to users. Any third parties who receive user information for this purpose are prohibited from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services to users.
We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others.
DEVICE INFORMATION COLLECTED BY US
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access MSA University, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to MSA University. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems.
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LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of MSA University. MSA University does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.
The MSA University allows you to subscribe online, and receive the MSA Today via email. If you no longer wish to receive this email, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email.
If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
USER GENERATED CONTENT (INCLUDING COMMENTS AND PROFILES)
We offer opportunities for you to engage in MSA University news discussions on http://news./, including submitting comments and replies on selected news stories. Any information you disclose in your submission of comments, including name, email, website, and the comment itself is property of MSA University and visible on internal servers. Additionally, information regarding name and comments shall be public on the MSA University news site once a comment or reply is approved for submission on the website. Comments are up to the discretion and approval of MSA University moderators.
If you choose to use http://news. (the "Site"), MSA University’s mobile sites and applications, any of the features of these sites, including but not limited to RSS, API, software and other downloads (collectively, "the Services"), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and MSA University (“us" or "we").
MSA University reserves the right to reject or remove thereafter any content from appearing on its site that does not meet its user generated content policy.
You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on to the MSA University news website (“Services”) any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material; any comment deemed to contain any of the above following. You agree that you will not deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or "spam.” You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. You may not impersonate another user or a MSA University or MSA Today staff member by choosing a similar screen name. You must disclose conflicts of interest. Any comments deemed containing the above will not be approved for distribution or, if approved, will removed thereafter.
You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Services (i.e., user-generated comments (each, a "Submission") may be edited, removed, modified, published, and displayed on the MSA website and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the Services may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and made available for republishing through other formats.
MSA University reserves the right to delete, move, or edit Submissions that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display and publication on the Site and in the Services and for related online uses.
When you share or recommend (with or without adding your own comments) any articles or content from the Services to your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ profile, that action is governed by their respective Privacy Policies.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
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