Privacy Policy

PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY

Your privacy is important. UVI Online is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our websites. We want you to know what information we collect when you visit one of our sites, how we use that information and how you can update it. The University reserves the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time, so please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users’ needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies, and other information is collected when you register for any of our online services.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

The types of information your browser or Internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect, includes your browser, Internet domain, computer’s operating system, navigation path (i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as you leave), and your IP address. This information lets us see how users are finding our sites, and it tells us which pages are visited most often so we can make our websites more useful.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

In addition to the information automatically collected by your browser, we also collect information that you provide to us when you register for an online service, order merchandise from us, or request information regarding one of our programs.

Application/Registration Information: Information provided in applying for admission to the University or in registering for courses is used solely for those purposes, and is protected accordingly. Data collected during these processes, either collectively or individually, may be shared with third-party government agencies as required by law. Details can be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records.

Name and Address Information: We maintain a database of names and addresses (e-mail and traditional mail) of people who may be interested in learning about upcoming events, blogs or other publications, or other University updates. Names on this list come from requests for materials and requests for other information or services. We do not share this list with organizations outside of UVI.

Payment Information: UVI Online receives some personal payment information in the form of checks and credit cards. It is the policy of the University to protect all information provided to us by all participants through the payment process. UVI does not sell or share any non-public personal information or student lists with any third party, except as may be necessary to complete a transaction in the ordinary course of business, or as required under an applicable law, or with your concurrent notice and approval.
UVI Online provides links to other websites. When you leave the UVI website please be aware that UVI is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. As an institution of higher learning, UVI adheres to the rules and regulations as set forth by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS.

UVI Online does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. The University respects the privacy of users visiting our University sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On occasion, we may use certain directory  information we have collected to send you information about products and services, or updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact UVI to request your name and address be removed from our lists. If you do not want to receive our e-mail marketing, please submit a request to have your e-mail address removed by sending the request in writing to the following e-mail: unsubscribe@uvi.edu

Other than directory information, data you provide to us as you use UVI’s websites will be held in strict confidence by the University and will be used for University purposes only. The University may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, the individual information you provide us within the UVI Online website will be known only to you and the University. We will not share your personal data with anyone else, except as may be required by law.

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

Our student services portal provides you with the option of changing and modifying information you have previously provided to us. To change or modify your student services account information, please login to the student portal and use Banner self-service to update your information.

SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE

Our University websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We utilize industry standard SSL encryption when accepting your credit card information during the online ordering process, as well as whenever we ask you to login to any of the University’s online student services, such as our library or the student website.
NOTE: If you disable cookies in your browser, you will not be able to access any of the University’s secured websites.