Web Privacy Policy

Berry College respects the privacy of all website visitors. The purpose of this policy is to alert users of the ways that www.berry.edu and any other website, mobile application or service that links to this privacy notice might collect, use and protect your information.

Listed below are several ways in which our site/servers might collect information during your visit:

Network Traffic/Web Activity Logs:
In order to monitor network security, to maintain service consistency and to improve services offered, Berry College uses software applications and/or services that monitor network traffic, identify security issues and detect unauthorized software such as viruses. While monitoring the system, these programs may detect personally identifiable information such as e-mail headers, unencrypted passwords, etc. In addition, web activity is logged that includes but is not limited to pages visited, site routes, date and time stamps, referring site information, IP or domain addresses and browser information (these activities do not provide us with personally identifiable information). In the case of both network traffic and web activity logs, information is not shared with external parties unless required by law.

Online Advertising:
We use Google AdWords remarketing to promote Berry College across the internet to previous visitors of our website. This service will display tailored ads on third-party websites by placing a cookie on your machine. Cookies are small files written to a designated area of your computer and used to recall information, such as data that needs to be carried from one page to the next or to automatically log you into site areas to which you have previously been granted access. Cookies are saved on your computer and therefore YOU control them. If you prefer not to receive cookies from a website, simply adjust the settings under your browser options. Disabling cookies may limit your access to areas of the site that require them. Information from Google AdWords is collected in aggregated form in an effort to provide better service and communication to our visitors. It is not our intent to collect personally identifiable information using this service.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can
opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or
permanently using a browser plugin.

Voluntarily Provided User Information:
If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information while visiting the Berry website, this information will only be used for the purposes indicated. In the case of individuals associated with Berry College (i.e. alumni, students), submitted information may also be used to update your current Berry record. Each webpage requesting information discloses the purpose for collecting that information. You always have the option not to provide it.

As with most university and college websites, we provide resource links to other websites and additional services through third-party providers. These sites are not controlled by Berry College, and we are not responsible for their availability, content or service. In addition, these sites may not conform to this Privacy Policy and may have their own unique standards and privacy policies. In most cases, you can confirm that you are leaving the Berry College website by noting whether the web address of the destination page starts with berry.edu. It is your responsibility to read and understand the standards and policies governing the use of any website you visit.

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