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Web Privacy Policy

At Regent College, we know that the ways in which private information collected on our websites is used and shared is very important to our visitors. We will collect and use information through our website only in the ways disclosed in this notice. By visiting regent-college.edu and our affiliate sites (e.g. regentbookstore.com), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice. This notice applies solely to information collected at Regent College websites.

Part I. Information Collection and Usage

When you visit Regent College's website, the server automatically collects a limited amount of information from your computer essential for the site's operation and security via automatically generated server logs. For the most part Regent College websites are hosted at Gospelcom.net. Gospelcom automatically collects this information and provides us with basic website analytics. Information collected includes your computer's IP address, the name of your Internet Service Provider, information concerning your browser and operating system, as well as the page visited prior to accessing Regent's website. No personal information is collected. This information is used to perform statistical analysis of user trends and interests and to help us make this site more useful to visitors. We collect the following general data that is not personally identifiable information: trail a user follows throughout the website, number of new visitors, number of repeat visitors, IP addresses, ISP names, browser and operating system information, etc. We collect demographic data in order to assist with our website design structure by viewing in an anonymous light the path that users tend to take through our website to find the information they need. Regent College does not continue tracking users after they leave our website, nor does Regent College attempt to associate specific personal information with visitors. Regent College is only interested in larger demographic trends in order to guide future website design and to handle resource management. Regent College is not interested in building an information model about you as a consumer.

In browsing the major portions of our site, users do not need to provide any personally identifiable information about themselves. However, when users proceed through certain segments of our website, such as registering for a conference, making an online donation, or ordering from the Bookstore, Regent College collects personally identifiable information. In these cases information collected through our websites will be used as appropriate for the purpose that it is collected. Regent College does not market to minors, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.

In some cases we make use of outside websites to provide Regent with a higher degree of functionality currently unavailable to us. When we do so we take reasonable steps to ensure that third-party websites comply with our privacy practices.

We do make limited use of cookies on our Web servers in some portions of our site, but not in any manner that could impinge on your privacy. A cookie is a small text file that our Web server places on a user's computer hard drive as a unique identifier. Cookies enable Regent College to deliver customized content to users. Without cookies, users would have to resend their information to the server every time they requested a page within an area restricted to registered users (e.g. regentbookstore.com). Regent College uses cookies in this case to simplify the browsing experience. Regent College does not use cookies for any purposes other than what is listed in this document. The information we collect is not used to create customer profiles based on browsing history. We do not supplement information collected at our website with data from other sources.

Our websites also offer discussion forums. Please be advised that information posted in message board venues becomes public knowledge. Participation in these forums is regulated by username- and password-only access.

Third parties are not privy to information collected on the Regent College website. Furthermore, we do not share data with third parties unless required by law to do so or when the person to whom the information belongs provides consent.

Occasionally on the Regent College website we offer links to other websites. When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours, and we can take no responsibility for information collected on other sites linked to from our site.

Users that register for events or email mailing lists will receive additional announcements from us if they so desire. Opting out of these mailing lists may take place at any time and links to opt out are provided within the emails themselves.

Please be advised that this Privacy Notice may be updated over time. Users are encouraged to check it regularly.

Part II. Data Storage and Security

Regent College is dedicated to preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. To this end we use firewalls, data disconnection from the Internet, and regular backups.

For more information please see our Terms of Use.


Contact information:

Privacy Officer, Mika Keats
Regent College
5800 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2E4
Phone: 604.221.3383
Email: mkeats@regent-college.edu