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Bluefield University Privacy Notice

Bluefield University (“University”) respects the privacy of individuals who use its websites. We are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of your sensitive and confidential information provided to the University.

In addition to the information in this Privacy Notice, Acceptable use of IST Resources set forth requirements that you must follow when using the University’s websites and technology network.

This privacy notice provides you with information on how the University collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through activities such as registering for a newsletter, requesting information, or purchasing a product or service.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why the University is using your personal information, which may be used independently or in combination to identify you.

What Data This Website Collects

The University will not obtain your personal information when you visit, or any site within the domain, without your expressed consent. There may be sites within the domain that request personal information via forms. In these instances, the University will expressly request your permission to collect your data. If you choose not to provide personal data, the University may not be able to process your request.

Using Google Analytics (“GA”), the University does collect limited data from visitors to our websites, such as geographical location, device, internet browser, and operating system. This data is used to better understand how people find and use our web pages; however, none of this information personally identifies you to the University, and every visitor is anonymized. GA also records your IP address which could be used to identify you but Google does not grant the University access to this data. GA also makes use of cookies; however, disabling cookies on your browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within a website.

How the University Uses Your Personal Information

The University will only use your personal data for legitimate business. Should you choose to contact us and consent to provide us with your data, none of the data that you supply will be stored by the website. That said, the data that you provide may be imported into mail services used for marketing purposes. You can request removal from any mailing list by request.

Third-Party Processors

We use several third parties to process personal data on our behalf include:

Third-Party Links

The website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties outside of the University to collect or share data about you. The University does not control these websites, plug-ins, and applications and is not responsible for their privacy policies. When you leave the University’s website, you are encouraged to read the privacy notice of every website or other link you visit.

Information Protection

The University implements reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information we collect online. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of such electronic data. However, we will only use your information for educational, research, marketing, or other purposes in furtherance of the University’s mission for which it was provided.

Your information will be retained or disposed of according to the University’s records management principles and policies.

Your Rights

You have a right to access and obtain a copy of your data and request us to change any incorrect or incomplete data. You can also request the University to delete or stop processing your data. The University will review all such requests and will remove identifying personal data that we do not have a legal or institutional obligation to maintain. Questions, concerns, and requests to delete personal information can be directed to the University’s Director of Web Services:

Robert Smith
[email protected]

Changes to Privacy Statement

This privacy statement will be revised to remain in accordance with changing legislation, technology, or industry standards. The University will not directly inform our website users of these changes. Instead, it is recommended that you check this page for updates. Changes to the Information Privacy Notice will be noted in the revision history section of the policy.


Last Updated: 2/24/2023

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