This policy governs the collection of personally identifiable information through the Sun University website.
Collection of Personal Information If you wish to apply for admission to Sun University (“Sun University”, or the “University”), the Sun University website (“Website”) offers you the opportunity to submit personally identifiable information. “Personally identifiable information” refers to data that allows Sun University to identify you, such as your name, gender, mailing address, telephone number, date and country of birth, government-issued identification number, e-mail address, and other personal information.
Use of Personal Information
You acknowledge that the University may transfer your personally identifiable information from one geographical area to another located anywhere in the world, as the University may deem reasonably necessary or appropriate for its administrative purposes. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, you agree that the University may transfer your personally identifiable information outside of the European Economic Area, including to the University’s affiliated institutions or third-party service providers. You consent to any such transfers as a condition of your communications with, application to and/or enrollment with the University.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we may also use your information to inform you of new services Sun University will be providing, inform you of scholarship applications and academic programs provided by third parties, and send you requested information and promotional materials for marketing purposes and research.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
The University also automatically collects non-personal information about your computer hardware and software for the purpose of improving the administration and content of the Website, facilitating use of the University’s Website by its users, and to properly diagnose server problems and other issues.
The University may contract with third party providers to assist in better understanding visitors to the Website. Third party providers are prohibited from using any information they collect on behalf of Sun University for any purpose other than helping the University conduct and improve its services to you.Information Sharing
The University does not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties. Personally identifiable information collected in connection with applications for admission is, however, collected by a third-party service provider that hosts the Website, and that information is released to application reviewers who may include University employees, contractors, volunteers and other parties. These individuals are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information except in connection with Sun University services and any other products and/or services you have requested, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The Website will disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice, if: (i) required to do so by law, (ii) the University becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, or (iii) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the University; (b) protect or defend the rights, system, network or property of the University; (c) protect the personal safety of users of the Website, or the public; or (d) prevent a crime or protect national security.
The University requires opt-in consent (meaning, your express permission) for the sharing of any sensitive personally identifiable information, such as medical information or information concerning race or ethnicity, political or religious beliefs, and sexuality.
Security of your Personal Information
The University maintains reasonable measures to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The University stores the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled environment that has implemented protections against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Sun University has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of the Website as part of University’s continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the Website for all users, the University employs software to monitor traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage the Website. When personally identifiable information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, and provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading information through informal and formal hearings. While FERPA does not apply to the University, since it is not a federally-funded institution, the University nonetheless strives to meet FERPA’s provisions to the extent reasonably feasible.
The University will not disclose a student's educational record without obtaining the student's prior written consent, except in certain instances where a student's educational record may be disclosed (i) to other school officials, including teachers with a legitimate educational interest and contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom Sun University has outsourced institutional services or functions; (ii) to parents of a dependent student, as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; (iii) to accrediting organizations; (iv) in compliance with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena ; or (v) for any other reason permitted under 34 CFR § 99.31.
The University depends on the accuracy of the records submitted by its students. False information on an application, or any other act to intentionally mislead or misinform instructional personnel or administrators, is grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal from the University.
Updating your Data
Upon receipt of your written request and sufficient data to permit the University to identify your personal information, the University will make reasonable efforts to disclose to you the information it holds about you. Sun University will also make reasonable efforts to correct, amend or delete any personal information that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes. Sun University may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Although neither this website nor any of the University’s services are intended for children under 13 years of age, the University complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and does not knowingly collect any personal information online from children under the age of 13.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.
Third Party Websites, Cookies and Privacy Policies
Certain pages of the Website may contain links to websites that are not controlled by the University. Third-party cookies may be set by websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and other social media outlets for which Sun University may implement plugins.
Changes to this Policy
Compliance with this Policy