Effective date: June 4, 2010
This notice describes the Privacy Statement of Erikson Institute. Erikson Institute (“Erikson”, “we” or “our”), a U.S. non-profit organization, takes your privacy seriously. Personal information you provide to us will be processed in the United States. By submitting your personal information to us, you are accepting and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
1. Information we collect
Anonymous information: Our websites capture certain non-personal common technical information automatically. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and computer operating system, time and date you visit, the pages you access, and the address of the page that directed you to our site. We use this data to understand patterns of site activity and to improve the site so it is more useful for you. This information is not linked in any way to your personal information.
Personal information: We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you supply it voluntarily. The types of personally identifiable information that may be requested include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, ethnic background, gender, marital status, GRE scores, program interests, date of birth, social security number, visa classification, armed forces affiliation, credit card number, citizenship, language spoken, academic experience, work experience, financial information, or other information relevant to an application for admission, request for information, or a transaction.
2. Purposes of data collection
We request personal information only when necessary to provide a service or to complete a transaction. Examples include subscribing to electronic newsletters or listservs; completing online surveys; requesting program information; applying for admission to an academic program; registering and paying for events or courses; or making a donation.
3. Protection of personal information
Although we cannot guarantee impenetrability of our servers, we have established reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards for the information we collect online.
4. What we do with the personal information we collect
Some of our websites have chat rooms, forums, and message boards. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Additionally, in the event that Erikson is merged with or becomes part of another organization, or in the event that Erikson is sold or it sells all or substantially all of its assets or is otherwise reorganized, the information you provide will be one of the transferred assets to the acquiring or reorganized entity. We may also transfer personal information to third parties where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so.
5. Opt-out rights
Student directory information. Aside from directory information that may be disclosed under FERPA, we will not post personally identifiable information about students or graduates without prior permission or as otherwise set out herein. Students who wish to withhold the disclosure of some or all directory information should notify the Registration and Student Records office by Oct. 1 of the academic year concerned.
Alumni directory information. Personal and professional contact information for alumni is collected through various methods and is published online in a searchable, password-protected alumni directory. We restrict directory access to alumni and persons connected to the Erikson community and use all appropriate technology to prevent misuse of the data by unauthorized parties. Alumni can request that their contact information be withheld from the directory by contacting us at: [email protected].
Emails and direct mail. You can opt out of receiving future promotional electronic mailings from us by following the unsubscribe procedures indicated in each mailing. You can opt out of receiving printed promotional mail in the future as well by contacting us at: [email protected].
6. How you can access and update your personal information
If you have a My.Erikson account, you may access and update your information by clicking on Personal Info. Additionally, you may contact the Associate Registrar at [email protected] to request updates to your personal information.
7. European Union data protection
If you reside in the European Union, upon providing your personal information to Erikson, you will be indicating your explicit consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States.
8. What about links to other websites?
This statement applies only to Erikson websites. Our websites may contain links to third party sites. We are not responsible for the content or policies of such sites and recommend that you check the third party privacy statements posted on their websites.
9. How do I ask questions and provide feedback regarding privacy?
We welcome your questions, comments and concerns about privacy. Erikson is committed to the resolution of concerns or complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or how we protect your personal data, please contact us at:
ATTN: Privacy Practices
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654-4510
or [email protected]