Privacy Policy

Website Privacy

Policy Last Modified: Feb. 8, 2021

We at Saint Ambrose University (“SAU”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Policy. This Policy describes the type of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website, and our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing that information.

This Policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected:

  • Offline or through any other means, including on any website operated by any third party; or
  • By any third party, including through content that may link to or be accessible from our Website.

Please read this Policy carefully. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Policy. If you do not agree with our practices, your choice is not to use our Website.

This Policy may change from time to time. The date this Policy was last changed is identified at the top of the page. Your continued use of this Website is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.

1. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

Users may access some features of this Website without disclosing personal information. Certain portions of this Website may require users register for an account. During the account registration process, you may be asked to submit personal information, including your name, age, address, telephone number, and an active email address.

As you use our Website, we may automatically collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. Information concerning your computer hardware and software may be collected and shared with other Websites hosted by SAU, including your IP address, browser type, browser version, operating system, domain names, access dates and times, duration of visit, referring Website addresses, email clicks, and other actions taken. This information is used to provide general statistics about Website visitors and as otherwise provided in this Policy.

We may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services. The information we collect automatically is statistical data but may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.

The technologies we use may include Cookies. A cookie is a small file that is placed on the hard disk of your computer by a web page server. This Website may use cookies to assist you with making your online experience more individualized. This Website may also contain electronic images known as Web Beacons. Web Beacons are used to compile aggregated statistics concerning the use of the Website. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, the time and date of a page view and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

2. Information You Share in Communities and Forums Offered on this Website

Any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through the communities, forums, message boards, chat rooms or other public online forums hosted on this Website, may be collected and used by others. Caution should be exercised when giving out personal information to others in these public online forums.

3. How We Use and Share Your Information

The information we collect may be used in one or more of the following ways: to process your application, to personalize your experience, to improve the Website, to process questions you may have of us, to send promotional emails and other updates, for other marketing purposes related to SAU’s legitimate business interests, to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it, or in any other way we may describe when you provide the information. Your email address is used so that we may reply to inquiries you may submit through this Website. Additionally, visited pages may be tracked in order to determine which areas of the Website are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising.

Personal information you provide on this Website may be shared with third-parties, including but not limited to, affiliates, subsidiaries, independent contractors, and service providers without your permission. All third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect personal information and they are limited to use of personal information for specified purposes in accordance with the agreed upon services. SAU reserves the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on SAU; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SAU; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of this Website or the public.

4. Your Choices About How We Use and Share Your Information

Our use of your data is based upon consents obtained at the time you access this Website or provide information to us; by our legitimate business interests; by contracts entered by you, including our Website Terms of Use, or by contracts with our business partners and vendors that supply the data; and by our compliance with law. We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide:

  • You may request to opt-out of some uses of your information by contacting us at We may not accommodate a request if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
  • If you do not wish to be contacted by email, you can opt-out by following the opt-out link on our emails or by contacting us at
  • You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • You should review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to visit via hyperlinks posted on this Website so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information.  SAU is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on third-party Websites accessed through this Website.

5. Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at webmaster@sau.ed.

6. Information Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. However, we cannot eliminate all security and privacy risks inherent in Internet use. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website and any transmission is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.

If you choose to create a profile or register an account on the Website, you will be required to select a password. You must keep your password confidential and you must not share this information with anyone. You should always log out of the Website before leaving it to prevent access to your information from subsequent users of that computer.

7. Breach Notification

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident involving data maintained by SAU and governed by this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email, U.S. mail, or other means permitted by law as soon as practicable.

8. Your California Privacy Rights

California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes; however, California residents may direct such requests to

California residents who are registered users of the Services and are under the age of 18 are entitled, in accordance with California law, to request and obtain removal of content and information that they themselves post on the Services. You may request such removal by emailing us at Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the material. For example, materials that you have posted may be republished or reposted by another user or third party.

9. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Privacy Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that applies to persons located in the European Economic Area, including European Union countries. Such persons may submit a request concerning their personal data, where it is being processed, and for what purpose. Persons located in the European Economic Area may also withdraw consent for data gathered by the University and may submit a request the University erase their personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and request third parties halt processing of the data. If you are located in the European Economic Area and wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact or the Data Protection Officer(s):

Kevin Carlson
Director of University Compliance
Ambrose Hall, First Floor

10. Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions

By visiting this Website, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and the Website Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Iowa.

11. Unsolicited Email, Spamming & Spoofing

You may not use this Website to transmit unsolicited email. You may not send unsolicited email to this Website or to anyone whose email address includes the domain name used on this Website. You may not use this domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications which you transmit from another location or through another service. You may not pretend to be someone else or spoof their identity when using this Website.

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