Springfield College is committed to protecting your privacy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and appropriate use of your data. We do not collect Personal Information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This notice is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web sites.

For the purposed of this document, Personal Information is information, or a combination of pieces of information, that could reasonably allow you to be identified.

Effective Date of Privacy Notice

The privacy notice was last revised on February 25, 2021.

Collection and Use of Information

Springfield College is committed to safeguarding all personal information in both physical and electronic formats.  We only store personal information that is required for academic, recruitment, fund raising, employment and other business purposes.  

Springfield College strives to minimize the collection, handling, storage and use of personal information wherever possible.

When and What do We Collect?

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. 

Except as might be required by law, we do not share any personally identifiable information we receive with any third parties (see “Third-party Disclosure”).

Information we automatically gather: 

We collect and store certain information from you when you visit our sites, for example: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), the date and time you access our site, IP addresses, Internet Browser Information and the Internet address of the Web site/page from which you linked to our content.

We use the information we collect to analyze site traffic patterns, measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to users.  It is also used to evaluate our marketing efforts (see “Cookies and User Data”).

The information we automatically collect is not linked to anything that identifies you as an individual. Your session will be tracked but you will remain anonymous as a user.

Information you may provide: 

If you complete an online form and share your Personal Information, this information will be used only to provide you with additional content and/or services. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings (see "Opt Out") and request that we remove this information (see “Your Rights to Your Personal Information”).

Sending us an Email

You also may decide to email us Personal Information, for example, in an electronic message containing a question or comment. We use Personal Information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any third parties (see “Third-party Disclosure”).

Cookies and Log Files

Along with countless other websites, Springfield College uses Cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us enhance your experience.  We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Springfield College utilizes first-party, second-party and 3rd party Cookies for services such as Google AdWords, Google Analytics and the Google AdWords remarketing service.

The above-mentioned services allow Springfield College to display advertisements on third party websites to any visitors who have previously visited the Springfield College website.

Springfield College may advertise to previous website visitors who have yet to complete a task on its site or those who have supplied any personal or identifiable information to Springfield College. Advertisements directed to previous visitors of Springfield College could appear on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Google, and other various third-party vendors, use cookies to provide advertisements based on an individual's past visits to the Springfield College's website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with this privacy notice and Google’s privacy policy.

In some cases, the data we collect can be connected to other data we have in our system.  

If you turn Cookies off, some features will be disabled. Some of the features make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

You may not be able to login, view grades, pay bills, or access other services. However, many of these tasks can be done over the telephone or in person.

Additionally, our websites automatically gather anonymous information about our visitors including IP addresses, browser types, and the times and dates of webpage visits in our server log files. The information collected does not include any personally identifiable details and is used to improve our services and administer our websites.

Kids and Privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Our sites usually provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through an online form.  You can also email webmaster@springfield.edu to request a change.  You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. 

However, there are certain internal or safety-related email messages that are delivered to all Springfield College community members that you cannot opt-out of as these are considered critical internal communications.

You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our databases, but you can prevent unwanted communication.  To make other changes to your information please see “Your Rights to Your Personal Information”.

Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

Your Rights to Your Personal Information

You have certain rights regarding the personal information we hold about you, subject to local, state and federal law. These may include the right to access, correct, delete, restrict or object to our use of, or receive a portable copy in a usable electronic format of your personal information. You also may have a right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection or privacy regulator.  

To request a change to your information we store, please contact webmaster@springfield.edu.  As allowed by statutory requirement(s) and within system capabilities, we will make a reasonable effort to accommodate all request.

We Protect Your Information

No method of transmitting data over the Internet or storing electronic data is 100% secure, but our sites have procedures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information that is under our control.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and only those with official legitimate needs have access to information, and they are required to keep the information confidential. 

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information. These measures are designed to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

Please refer to our Information Security Policy for more details.

Third-Party Links

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility or liability for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to webmaster@springfield.edu with the subject "Link request." 

Social Media 

If you share our content through social media, such as liking us on Facebook or tweeting about us on Twitter, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.  Please refer to the specific social media platform for instructions on how to opt-out.

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to webmaster@springfield.edu. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available on the Office of Communications webpages.

Accessibility

This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at webmaster@springfield.edu.

Related Policies

Changes to this Notice

This Privacy Notice may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of our sites, or your experiences with our sites, you can contact us at:  webmaster@springfield.edu