Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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NMU - Privacy Policy

NMU - Privacy Policy


Web Site Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Northern Michigan University (NMU) web site. Your privacy is very important to us and this privacy statement explains our information gathering and dissemination practices. Our statement outlines the information we may collect, how we protect it, how we use it, and how you can elect to change your privacy settings. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

This privacy statement applies to the primary NMU website located at www.nmu.edu.  Other NMU websites may establish different privacy statements as their needs require.

Use of the NMU website is subject to all applicable state and federal laws, as well as university policies. More information on university policies can be found in the NMU Policy Database.

Information Gathered Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through our web site, information about your visit will be gathered through the use of cookies, third-party tracking technologies and server logs. This information does not identify you personally but is aggregated into reports that help us make our site more usable, inform us about what areas of our site are most popular, and teach us about the technology being used by our site’s visitors. This information may be shared with other organizations that have a business relationship with Northern Michigan University, as well as with digital marketing networks to present advertisements that may be of interest to you.

Cookies

We make use of "cookies," which are small data files stored on your computer in connection with your use of our Web site. We use cookies to store temporary individual-user information concerning your use of this site. We may also use information gathered by cookies to measure traffic patterns on our web site or tailor advertising messages to you.  A user does not need to have the cookie function of their browser enabled in order to use the NMU web site, but some applications requiring a login will not function properly if it is disabled. 

Third Party Tracking Technology

Some sections of the Northern Michigan University website use Google Analytics. This program uses cookies to help us analyze how users engage with our site. The information generated from the cookie includes your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

This site also uses Google Tag Manager and the conversion tracking pixel service of Facebook, Inc. These technologies help the university to display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of our website you viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in any way identify you or provide unauthorized access to your computer.

Northern Michigan University uses Google Custom Search for the keyword search functionality found on our pages. Search terms entered into the keyword search box will be shared with Google in order to display your requested search results. No personal identifying information, beyond that which is entered into the search box, will be shared with Google Custom Search.

Opting Out

Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google Advertising opt-out page or by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt out of Facebook’s tracking pixel service, visit the Facebook custom audiences page. (https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen).

Information You Provide to Us

Northern Michigan University will not sell or distribute personal information collected from site visitors to any third-party vendors.

If you choose to share personal identifying information with us by completing electronic forms, sending messages, or other voluntary means of submitting information, that information will only be used for the purposes you authorized. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Michigan’s archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law or other legal process.

If you want to see the personal identifying information we have collected about you from this site or if you believe any information we have is incorrect and you wish to correct it, please contact us at the e-mail address or phone number provided below. If we change or delete information in response to your request, we will cease to use it; however, some residual information may remain in backup records or records of deletions.

Any communication or material other than your personal identifying information submitted to this web site, such as questions, comments, suggestions and ideas, become the exclusive property of Northern Michigan University and may be used for any purpose whatsoever without restriction or compensation.

Northern Michigan University takes all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. Any unauthorized access or disclosure of our data will be handled in a manner consistent with state and federal laws.

Social Media Login

Some applications on the NMU website have an option to use your social media account as your login credentials for that application. When you choose to log in using a social media account, you will be presented with an authorization screen asking your permission for us to collect certain information from your existing social-media account. If you confirm, we will collect and store your email address, first name, and last name. If other information is being collected by the application, you will be notified of this additional information during the authorization.
 
We will not collect information about your friends, followers, or your activities from a linked social media account. We will not post anything to your social media account without your permission to do so.

Minors Using Our Web Site

Children under the age of 13 should not send any information about themselves to us, including information like your name, address or e-mail address. This web site does not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected such information from a child under 13 without parental consent, the information will be deleted from our database as soon as reasonably possible.

Changes to Our Statement

As our university grows and changes, and as technology and Internet use and practices change, Northern Michigan University may, from time to time, determine that changes in its policies, potentially including this privacy statement, are prudent. If any such changes are made, they will be posted on this web site. Therefore you should review this web site’s privacy statement and other policies posted on this site for potential changes when you return to the site for future visits.

This privacy statement was last updated on October 10, 2019.

Contact

If you have other questions or comments about our privacy policies, please feel free contact us at edesign@nmu.edu or 906-227-2720. 

Green Flower - Privacy Policy

Green Flower - Privacy Policy


Welcome to Green-Flower.com operated by Green Flower Media, Inc., 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3-289, Ventura, California 93003 ("Green Flower" and sometimes referred to as "we," "us," "our," and "our company"). Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience using our Internet services (the "Services") as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use Green Flower's vast array of online information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence. We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how our company collects information from all end users of our Services, including those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts ("Visitors") as well as those who may purchase Products and/or pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Service ("Members") (Visitors and Members are sometimes referred to as "you" or "your"). This Privacy Policy also describes what we do with the information we collect, and the choices Visitors and Members have concerning the collection and use of such information. This Privacy Policy does not address or govern any information-gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from you through any means other than directly through or from our Services, such as through telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other offline means or media. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into Green Flower's Terms and Conditions by reference, as if set forth fully therein, which must be reviewed and accepted by you. Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 18. Green Flower does not knowingly collect personal information online from visitors in this age group.


Personal Information Our Company Collects and How It Is Used

 

a. Introduction. We collect information in different ways from Visitors and Members who access the various parts of our Services and the network of websites accessible through our Services. This includes personally identifying information such as names, usernames, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, billing information (such as a credit card number), the type of device being used to access the Services, the content you watch, and other personal information. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Services. We also use this information to customize the content and layout of our Services, to improve our content, for editorial and feedback purposes, and for recordkeeping. We generally do not share this information with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below. In order to access certain content, features, services, products, or benefits on our Services, you may be required to provide us with certain information, including some types of personally identifying information such as your name, postal and email addresses, interests, and phone number. If you do not wish to provide such information through our Services, you may not be able to obtain certain content, features, services, products, or benefits of our Services. From time to time, we may need to contact you regarding information you submitted to us, updates to our Services, and new products or services. You agree that we may use your personal information for such contact with you. We may also desire to contact you for market research purposes or to provide you with marketing information that we believe would be of particular interest. If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional emails at any time, please click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email.

 

b. Registration. Members may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Services. This may include your name, username, physical and email addresses, phone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), the type of device being used to access the Services, and other personal information. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage each Member's account (such as for billing purposes) and as set forth above. This information is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances as described below.

 

c. Partners and Sponsors. We may offer you products and services in conjunction with a third party, such as an affiliate, an independent contractor, a non-affiliated partner of our company, or a sponsor of our Services. To provide you with these products and services, the third-party partners and sponsors may collect and maintain personal information. In these instances, you will be notified before any such data is collected or transferred, and you may decide not to use that particular service or feature. Additionally, we may share non-identifying and aggregate information, but not personal information, with such third parties in order to administer the products or services offered. In instances where we jointly promote our Services with a third party, we may provide the third party with certain personal information (such as the names, usernames, postal and email addresses, and other personal information of persons who become Members as a result of the joint promotion) in order to provide and assess the results of the promotion. In this instance, personal information may not be used by the third party for any other purpose.

 

d. Online Shopping. If you order services or products directly from Green Flower, we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. At some websites linked to our Services, you can purchase third-party products and services or register to receive materials, such as a newsletter, catalog, or new product and service updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, username, physical and email addresses, phone number, and credit/debit card information. If you complete an order for someone else, such as an online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient's name, address, and phone number. Our company has no control over the third parties' use of any personal information you provide when you purchase products or services from a third-party website or register to receive materials from a third party. Please exercise care when doing so.

 

e. Online Advertisements. We may display online advertisements. We do not share personal information about our Visitors and Members with these advertisers. However, we do share aggregated and non-identifying information with these advertisers about our Visitors and Members, including information collected through the registration process as well as through online surveys and promotions. Additionally, in some instances, we use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements. For instance, an advertiser tells us the audience they want to reach and provides us an advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information we have collected, we may then display or send the advertisement to the intended audience.

 

f. Responses to Email Inquiries. When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to us, we reply using the return email address provided. We do not use the return email address for any other purpose, and we do not share the return email address with any third party.

 

g. Voluntary Customer Surveys. We may periodically conduct surveys. We encourage our Visitors and Members to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of products and services we offer and how we provide them to you. We keep your personal information and survey responses confidential. If a third party conducts the survey for us, we require that third party to keep your personal information and survey responses confidential. Participation in our surveys is voluntary. We may aggregate survey responses to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our Services and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.

 

h. Special Cases. We do not to use or share your personal information in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, we may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Services or websites accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including for collections-related and credit-related purposes to credit agencies, collection agencies, and merchant database agencies; as required by law enforcement or to satisfy laws such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Child Online Privacy Act, applicable regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; and to protect our company, our Members, and our Visitors.

 

2. "Cookies" and How Our Company Uses Them

A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. We may use cookies and other identifiers or methods of web analysis to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the products and services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks. We may use cookies and other identifiers and methods to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. Be aware that if you visit other websites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of your information being used in this way, most computer systems and web browsers offer privacy settings and options, such as disabling cookies or opting for "Do Not Track" features. Green Flower does not override these settings or options, and we encourage you to use them to enhance your choices and personalize your experiences. However, if you opt to utilize such privacy features of your computer system or web browser, you may not be able to obtain certain content, features, services, products, or benefits of our Services. Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies and other identifiers and methods. We do not control use of these cookies or other identifiers and methods, and we expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

 

3. Public Forums

Please remember that any information you may disclose in any Member directory, or any other public areas of our websites or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas. We assume no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.

 

4. Our Company's Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting children's privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore, we restrict our Services to persons eighteen (18) years old or older. YOU MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY REASON. DUE TO THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIS WEBSITE FALLS WITHIN THE CHILD ONLINE PRIVACY ACT (COPA) AND IS NOT MONITORED AS DOING SO.

 

5. Our Company's Commitment to Data Security

Services and websites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information. Moreover, the security and confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted through the Internet or any wireless network, including via our Services, email messages, or text messages, cannot be and is not guaranteed. You acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of content via our Services may be transferred unencrypted and may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Accordingly, we are not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet or any wireless network.

 

6. California Residents

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (the "Shine the Light" law), California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services from Green Flower are entitled to request and obtain from us once per calendar year information about the customer information about them that we have shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2018 will receive information regarding 2017 sharing activities). If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this information, please submit a written request to: Green Flower Media, Inc. Attn: California/Shine the Light 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3-289 Ventura, California 93003

 

7. Where to Direct Questions about our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices it describes, you may contact us through the contact information provided on this website.

 

8. Revisions to this Policy

We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and in any manner by updating the applicable posting. Your use of our Services following any changes means that you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy Policy as changed. Any change to this Privacy Policy shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited our Services before the change was made. It is the obligation of users visiting our Services before the change to learn of changes to the Privacy Policy since their last visit.

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