Information We Collect
We collect various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies and other information is collected when you register for any of our online services.
Information Collected Automatically
The types of information your browser or Internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect, includes:
This information lets us see how users are finding our sites, and it tells us which pages are visited the most often so we can make our Web sites more useful.
Information You Provide to Us
In addition to the information automatically collected by your browser, we also collect information that you provide to us when you register for an online service, order merchandise from us, or request information regarding one of our programs.
How We Use This Information
We use the information we automatically collect to help us better plan our Web site to meet your Internet needs. Information you provide to us is used for marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications.
Your Rights Our Obligations
The University of Phoenix does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. The company respects the privacy of users visiting our University sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On an occasion we may use certain directory information that we have collected to send you information about products and services, or updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Occasionally we may share this information with our educational partners to bring similar information to your attention. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact the University of Phoenix campus you requested information from to request your name and address be removed from our lists. If you do not want to receive our e-mail marketing, please submit a request to have your e-mail address removed.
Other than directory information, data you provide to us as you use the University of Phoenix Web site will be held in strict confidence by the company and will be used for company purposes only. The company may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, the individual information you provide us within the University of Phoenix Web site will be known only to you and the University. We will not share your personal data with anyone else, except as may be required by law.
How To Update Your Information
Our student and faculty services sites provide you with the option of changing and modifying information you have previously provided to us. To change or modify your student or faculty services account information, please call (877) TECH-UOP, toll free.
Our Security Messures
Our University Web sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We utilize industry standard SSL encryption when accepting your credit card information during the online ordering process, as well as whenever we ask you to login to any of the University's online student and faculty services, such as our Library or the Student and Faculty Web.
Why We Use "Cookies"
Links To Our Site From Other Sites
Some University sites may contain links to other sites external to the University. When you access these external Web sites, the providers of the sites will have access to certain information about you. University of Phoenix is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any Web sites which we do not directly control.
For More Information
If you have questions about our information practices, please contact us.
Data created by a Web server that is stored on a user's computer. It provides a way for the Web site to keep track of a user's patterns and preferences and, with the cooperation of the Web browser, to store them on the user's own hard disk.
The cookies contain a range of URLs (Web addresses) for which they are valid. When the browser encounters those URLs again, it sends those specific cookies to the Web server. For example, if a user's ID were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from typing in the same information all over again when accessing that service for the second and subsequent time during the same browser session.
NOTE: If you disable cookies in your browser, you will not be able to access any of the University's secured Web sites.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
This is the address of a computer attached to a TCP/IP network. Every client and server station must have a unique IP address. Client workstations have either a permanent address or one that is dynamically assigned for each dial-up session. IP addresses are written as four sets of numbers separated by periods; for example, 126.96.36.199.
A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you reopen the browser, you begin a new session.
SSL Encryption (Secure Sockets Layer)
The leading security protocol on the Internet. When an SSL session is started, the browser sends its public key to the server so that the server can securely send a secret key to the browser. The browser and server exchange data via secret key encryption during that session. We also use SSL encryption whenever we display your personal information (e.g., name and address, scheduled courses, grades).
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
An Internet address. URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites. The URL for the University of Phoenix is http://www.phoenix.edu/.