This is the website of Converse University (CU) in Spartanburg, SC. Our postal address is 580 East Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29302. You may reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 864-596-9000. The following policy applies to users of the Converse University websites (www.converse.edu or my.converse.edu/) and is intended to identify the types of information Converse University gathers from users and explain how that information is used.
How We Collect Personal Data
Information Collected When You Visit Converse University Websites
You can explore most of the Converse University (CU) websites without revealing any personal information. The University may, however, collect general information about how you use our websites. The ways in which we collect and use your data vary depending on your relationship with the University and the methods in which you interact with us.
This includes, but is not limited to, the time of day and duration of your visit, your geographical location, the web browser used, the operating system you are using, your IP address, the websites from which you navigated to the University websites from, and your CPU speed.
Converse University also may track site traffic patterns and clickstreams. Converse University, or third parties may also analyze visitors’ behavior and may share anonymous, aggregated data with sponsors and advertisers.
Information Collected When You Email Converse University, Complete a Form or a Transaction
If you send an email to Converse University, your email address and the contents of your message may be collected. The information compiled is not limited to text characters and may include any audio, video, and other graphic information included in your email to us.
In order to apply, register for classes, purchase services or products, apply for employment or complete any other transactions with the University, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information. Any personal information you choose to provide CU will only be used to conduct official CU business. The personal information you provide may be used by CU (or third parties engaged by the University) to:
- Customize the content or advertisements that you see
- Fulfill your requests services or respond to inquiries
- Contact you
- Conduct user research
- Respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process
- Establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Use of Collected Information
Prospective students who provide us with their postal address online may receive periodic mailings from us with information on the University’s programs and course delivery methods. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, emailing us at the above email address, or writing to us at the above mailing address.
Converse University does not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. Converse University will not share, sell, rent, loan, trade or lease personal information collected on this site.
Cookies serve various functions:
- Strictly Necessary: Necessary for you to browse the websites and use its features, including accessing secure areas of the site;
- Performance and Functionality: Enhance the performance and functionality of our services but are non-essential to their use. Examples include embedded video playback or site behaviors such as load speed;
- Analytics and Customization: Allow us to understand the effectiveness of our campaigns, as well as to customize our services based on this information; or
- Advertising: Make advertising messages more relevant to you and your educational interests.
Converse University utilizes Google Analytics in order to better understand our online visitors’ needs. No personal identifying data is included in this type of reporting; Converse University uses this data to determine aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives, what content is being viewed and the browsers being used. The data allows Converse University to better serve its online visitors and their user experience. All activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service. You may learn how Google uses data when you use their partners’ websites.
Want to opt out of tracking? You have the option of opting out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie, or using a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.
Confidentiality and Integrity of Your Collected Information
Converse University is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through its websites against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, CU limits employee access to personal information collected through its websites to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, Converse University has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of CU’s websites as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
Although CU employs security that we believe to be reasonable and appropriate to protect your personal information, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for, any loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
Updated June 2021