Gordon College
Website Privacy Statement and Terms of Use Disclaimer

Revised: 10/17/2008

Scope:
The Gordon College (Gordon College) privacy statement applies to the College’s primary domain name gordon.edu and all its sub domains. Each of these separate domains is referred to, collectively, as the Gordon College Website. Gordon College strives to protect user’s privacy to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Data Collection and Usage:
Gordon College will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

Gordon College collects data from users to help fulfill the mission of the College. The majority of information collected by Gordon College is voluntarily provided by the user in connection with the completion of online forms or by the user’s web browser to facilitate communication with the Gordon College Website. Collected information is not sold, loaned or shared with outside entities except where required by law or to fulfill the mission of the College. Additionally, unless required by law, and as referenced in the Gordon College policy related to federal compliance of the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), only information which Gordon College is permitted to share with an outside entity is student directory information.


Secure Transactions
All transactions through the Gordon College Website involving personal and financial information are encrypted. Additionally, when making online payments, credit card and bank information is not stored on Gordon College’s systems.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
Information about FERPA may be found on the US Department of Education Website at https//www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html. Gordon College makes every attempt to fully comply with FERPA and does not release student information without the permission of the student except where allowed by law.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA):
To comply with COPPA, children under the age of 13 should not submit any information to Gordon College without parental consent.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
The views and opinions expressed on the Gordon College Website do not necessarily state or reflect those of Gordon College.  The information and content on this website is provided "as is" with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties and merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Content which appears on the Gordon College Website has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice.  Although Gordon College tries to ensure the integrity and the accuracy of website content, it makes no guarantees about correctness or accuracy.  Gordon College makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, quality, non-infringement, accessibility, or adequacy of the contents of the Gordon College Website, or the suitability, functionality, or operation of this website, its contents, or its use with any other equipment or software. By using this Website, users assume the risk that the information contained on this website may be inaccurate, incomplete, or offensive.  Additionally, the possibility exists that unauthorized additions, deletions, and/or alterations could be made by third parties to Gordon College Website materials.  Gordon College is not responsible for such unauthorized alterations which may occur.

Gordon College cannot guarantee the privacy of any data while in transit to or from the Gordon College Website. Users of wireless Internet access are at greater risk of personal information being revealed and the use of wireless technologies to access or submit personal information to the Gordon College Website is discouraged.

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to, negligence, shall Gordon College be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result from the use or inability to use Gordon College's Website, including without limitation the use of, or reliance on, information available on Gordon College's Website, interruptions, errors, defects, mistakes, omissions, deletions of files, delays in operation or transmission, non-delivery of information, disclosure of communications, or any other failure of performance. 

Notwithstanding the above, you acknowledge that Gordon College does not prescreen content, but that Gordon College and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via this web site. Without limiting the foregoing, Gordon College and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that violates the policies of Gordon College or is otherwise determined to be objectionable by Gordon College in its sole discretion.

Copyright
All textual, graphical and other content appearing on the Gordon College Website are property of Gordon College. Copyright © 1998-2008 Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984, USA.  All Rights Reserved.

You may view, copy, print and use content contained on the Gordon College website solely for your own personal use, provided that:

Disclaimer of Contract
All information provided on the Gordon College Website is provided solely for informational purposes, and does not constitute a legal contract between Gordon College and any other person or entity, unless such a contract has been otherwise specified. 

Indemnity Release
Users of the Gordon College Website release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against Gordon College arising from or in connection with the use of Gordon College's website.  User also agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Gordon College and any of its employees from and against any and all claims or liability, including costs and attorneys fees, arising from, or in connection with, the use of Gordon College's Website, or failure to abide by applicable law.

Governing Laws and Jurisdiction
These disclaimers and terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Massachusetts, United States of America. Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the federal courts of the United States of America and/or the state courts of Massachusetts, and jurisdiction therefore shall rest solely in the state of Massachusetts, United States of America.


Cookies:
Cookies are text files stored on your computer by a website containing information about you to facilitate further communications with the website.  Cookies are used to assist with the technical operation of the Gordon College website. If the user chooses to disallow cookies, certain portions of the Gordon College Website may become unavailable to the user.

External Links:
Gordon College is not responsible for website content, security, or protection of personal information on links found on the Gordon College Website to outside agencies or entities.

Email:
Gordon College is not responsible for the privacy of any email messages. Users are advised that most email sent over the Internet is insecure and that, as a result, users should assume that email communications are not private.

Log Files:
The Gordon College website tracks generic network information to monitor trends in traffic and for security purposes. Information tracked includes but is not limited to:

This information is generally tracked and monitored by most web sites, including Gordon College’s, and is not directly linked back to any user’s personal information.

Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and/or our general practices, please contact us at webmaster@gordon.edu  or send your comments to :

     Gordon College
     Center for Educational Technologies
     ATTN: Website Privacy Policy
     255 Grapevine Road
     Wenham MA, 01915