When Personal Information Is Collected and How The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Uses Your Personal Information
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science collects personal information to make our site(s) and service(s) more relevant and rewarding for you to use.
For each visitor to our Web pages, our Web server automatically recognizes your domain, service provider, operating system, and internet browser. Our Web server additionally records usage of pages by our visitors. We use this information, in aggregate, for our research reports and performance surveys. We sometimes use this non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience.
Some of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science site(s) and service(s) collect personally identifiable information to further personalize your experience within a site. Some site(s) and service(s) require that you provide personally identifiable information in order to participate in the activities and offerings within.
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our services, to fulfill a request by you, or to contact you about your account with us. Most of our communications provide an “opt-out” feature.
We may also use your information to update internal systems. This allows for seamless delivery of services and resources to you across the University.
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Web Site(s) and Service(s) may contain email services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal Web pages, calendars, photo displays, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively, “Communication Services”). The information we collect in connection with these Communication Services is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these Communication Services. Within many of these Communication Services, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science provides you multiple privacy options that allow you to restrict the use and viewability of your information to others.
To enhance and personalize your experience, some of our Web pages use “cookies.” Cookies are text files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive to store your preferences. When using cookies, we do not store personally identifiable information within the cookie. For more information about cookies, please visit http://www.cookiecentral.com.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites
Will The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Disclose My Personal Information to Parties Outside the University?
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science does not sell, rent, give away, or loan any identifiable information regarding its members to any third party other than agents and contractors of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science or Columbia University.
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science or Columbia University may release personal information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the rights, property, or safety of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, our users, or others.
How The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Protects Your Information
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We secure information transmission, storage, and retrieval.
On our secure server(s), we use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made on our site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet helps protect your online transaction information from third-party interception.
We never display your sensitive information such as your full Social Security number or credit card number once it has been entered. We will only reveal the last four digits of your credit card for verification purposes.
We urge you to protect your own privacy. We recommend that you do not share any account information or passwords used to access our site(s) or service(s). We would never request from your password from you.
Unfortunately, despite all our efforts, there is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions. This reality is true of all Internet use. As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
Many of the online site(s) and service(s) we provide allow you to manage your personal information. Should you need further assistance, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How Does The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Protect the Privacy of Children Younger Than 13 Years?
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 years. We suggest that you become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.
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