This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for all of Cornerstone's websites. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by our university websites. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the websites, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The data security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can contact us to correct any inaccuracies regarding your information.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on our sites. Only the staff of Cornerstone University and trusted third party partners have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, website forms or other means of direct contact with you. We will not sell or rent your information to anyone.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is information that you submit via a form on one of our websites (e.g., contact form, information request, email subscription, enrollment application, event registration form or employment application). When registering online or completing an application for admission on one of Cornerstone's websites, you may be asked for information such as your full name, email address, mailing address, phone number, Social Security number and/or employment history. We may use this information for the purposes of:
- Customer service.
- Business activities (e.g., enrollment processes and decisions).
- Educational opportunities and services.
- Notification of new services.
- Transactions and/or donations.
Beyond the parameters of our partnership agreements with trusted third party partners, your information will not be sold to third parties, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason without your consent. We don't disclose personally identifiable information except for in confidence with third party vendors, legal obligations, determinations of the potential for harm or in the instance that our organization merges with another company.
Non-Personally Identifiable or Aggregate Information
At times, we may share aggregated demographic information with organizations that do not have an established partnership with us. In these instances, the shared data is not linked to any personal information that can identify you.
Use of Google Services
Because our websites are enabled with add-on Google services, Google will have access to information that is collected by our websites in conjunction with its services and may use such information to improve its services. University staff will use such information, to the extent available such as by way of Google Analytics, to better understand the use of the websites and topics of interest among site visitors and to enhance the personalized user experience of our sites.
From time-to-time, our sites request information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose information. Information requested may include information such as contact information (e.g., name, mailing address), demographic information (e.g., zip code, age level) and user information (e.g., IP address, device type, browser). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of Cornerstone's websites.
We are committed to information security and take intentional steps to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via Cornerstone's websites (e.g., credit card data), your information is protected both online and offline. Whenever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. Your transaction history may be stored, but it is kept on secure servers and will not be given to third parties outside of the university's approved banking relationships.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g., billing, enrollment, registration) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Links to External Websites
Cornerstone's websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for and do not endorse the content and/or privacy practices of external sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites and to review the privacy statements of any other sites that collect personally identifiable information.
Privacy Statement Changes
You may opt out of any future communication from us at any time. You can also do the following at any time by contacting us via phone or via email:
- See what data we have about you if any.
- Change and/or correct any data we have about you.
- Express any concern(s) you have about our use of your data.