Web Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Wheaton College and the College is committed to respecting it. This Policy addresses what information the College collects from visitors to the websites maintained by the College and how the College uses such information.

Personally Identifiable Information

Wheaton College’s policy is not to collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit websites maintained by the College unless you affirmatively choose to provide such information (for example, by filling out an online form). The College is committed to maintaining the privacy of any information you do provide. The College only uses personally identifiable information you provide to deliver the product, services, or materials you request, including information and updates pertaining to your request. If you wish to subscribe to or unsubscribe from College communications, you may do so by emailing info@wheatoncollege.edu. If you would like to request an erasure of your personal information held by the College, please email datarequest@wheatoncollege.edu. The College may take a reasonable time to respond to any request to update or modify any information or to opt out of or unsubscribe from any communication. Additionally, some information may be retained in backups and deletion records.

Use of Cookies

The College uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of websites maintained by the College, their access preferences, and to target ads to users based on their usage of the websites maintained by the College. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, you can do so by accessing your browser’s preferences menu.

Google Analytics

The websites maintained by the College use Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics. The information gathered is used to improve web services for visitors. Google Analytics uses a browser cookie for statistical analysis of your browsing behavior on the websites maintained by the College. For more information about Google Analytics, visit https://analytics.withgoogle.com/. You can opt out of Google Analytics by turning off cookies in your browser’s preferences settings or by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Aggregate User Data

The College may collect aggregate information (i.e., data about the use of the websites maintained by the College from which individual identities or other personally identifying information has been removed) to understand trends and our users’ needs so that we can modify and tailor the websites maintained by the College. The College may display an aggregated view of the aggregated information publicly or provide it to others. The College does not display this information with any personally identifying information. This Policy in no way restricts or limits the College’s collection and/or use of aggregate information.

The College will not share your information with third parties except:

  • To the extent required by law;
  • As necessary to protect the College’s interests;
  • To facilitate the operation of the websites maintained by the College;
  • In accordance with your instructions; or
  • As identified in this Policy.

The College will not sell your data.

Security

This site has reasonable physical, technical, and administrative security measures in place to prevent unauthorized access to or loss, misuse, and/or alteration of the information under the College’s control.

External Links

The websites maintained by the College may contain links to third-party websites whose privacy policies and security measures are beyond the College’s control. The College is not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or content of such third-party websites.

Policy for Visitors Under the Age of 13

Websites maintained by the College are not directed at individuals under the age of 13. The College will not accept or request personally identifiable information from individuals the College knows to be under the age of 13.

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using websites maintained by the College, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accept this Web Privacy Policy and its terms.

About this Policy

This Policy is effective immediately and the College reserves the right to change, alter, or modify this policy for any reason and at any time without notice to you. Any changes to this Policy will be posted here and will be effective immediately.

Questions or Comments

If you have questions or comments about the administration of this site, please contact the College by emailing info@wheatoncollege.edu.