What Information Do We Collect?
We collect personal information that you voluntarily submit using our online applications, surveys, and other contact and submission forms. This information may include but is not necessarily limited to your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail, student ID, and password.
If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store information about your visit including the IP address from which you access our site; browser information; computer operating system information; the date and time you access our site; the pages, files, and links you visit; and the web address of the site from which you linked to our site. Additional information that you supply to Drexel, including search terms and data entered in web forms, may be correlated with this visit data.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) broadly applies to personal data collected from persons while they are in the European Union. GDPR limits when and how organizations worldwide can collect, store, process, and use personal data. It also provides individuals with certain rights related to their personal data, including notice or consent, rights of access, and in some cases, requests for deletion.
Who is Covered by the GDPR?
The GDPR applies to any and all areas of Drexel that collect or process (for example: analyzing, storing, and deleting) personal data from persons while they are in the EU. This includes students, employees, patients, research subjects, alumni and donors.
What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined as any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to any identifier, such as name, ID, location data, online identifier; or factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.
What is the Effective Date of the GDPR?
What is Drexel Doing to Comply with the GDPR?
Drexel has developed a cross-disciplinary working group (GDPR Task Force) to guide the University’s GDPR compliance efforts. These efforts include:
- mapping of processing operations involving personal data of EU data subjects
- providing notice to affected EU data subjects about Drexel’s collection and use of personal data
- obtaining necessary consents for the processing of personal data subject to the GDPR
- developing a GDPR governance processes
- reporting data security incidents
- developing a process to respond to data subject access requests
- identifying cross-border transfers of personal data from EU data subjects.
If you have any questions about Drexel’s compliance efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do We Use Your Information?
Unless otherwise described below, we use the information that we collect for internal purposes only, such as to send service notifications, to customize the advertising and content you see, to fulfill your requests, to improve the site, to conduct research, to solicit you feedback and input about the site, and to provide more relevant and effective products, services and advertisements on or through the site.
Drexel contracts with advertising companies to advertise our products and services on unaffiliated websites and mobile apps. Drexel and/or its approved advertising companies also may place cookies during your visit. These companies will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but cannot use that information for any other purpose. These companies will not have access to information that can personally identify you. Drexel may use these third party advertising and analytics companies to provide ads on and about our website. These companies may use this information to provide relevant ads and offers that may be of interest to you.
Currently, Drexel is not able to respond to browser "do not track signals," however, consumers are reminded that they have the option through advertiser supplied opt-out tools to do so on their own accord.
Third Party Websites
We may provide links to third-party sites from our drexel.edu sites. This Statement applies solely to sites on the drexel.edu domain. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when leaving our site of the privacy statements as well as the terms & conditions of other sites that may collect your personal information.
Drexel uses website security measures consistent with industry best practices to protect its website, email, and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.
Please keep in mind that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided to us through your use of the Drexel websites and any information that you submit is done at your own risk.
Drexel University is committed to providing equal opportunities and equal access to education, employment, programs, and activities to individuals with disabilities. This includes providing equal access to Drexel’s website and subsites. It is important to Drexel that web resources be in an accessible format and we encourage contact from individuals having difficulty accessing our website, subsites, or materials contained therein.
Limited to Online Privacy Statement
This Statement applies to information collected through our sites only. It does not apply to information collected offline.
Changes to this Statement
This Statement is effective as of September 22, 2014. We will notify you if we make changes to this Statement, such as posting a notice on our homepage. Any changes will be effective as soon as they are published on this site.
If you have any questions about this Statement, you can contact:
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104