website privacy policy for rush university

this policy describes how rush university handles information from users in the course of a visit to this website. see the privacy, confidentiality and ferpa section of the site for information about rush university’s commitment to protecting the privacy of our students and their education records.

contact the rush university web administrator with any questions. you may also write to the web administrator at the address below:

web administrator
rush university
1700 w. van buren st., suite 456
chicago, il 60612

information collection and sharing

rush university is the sole owner of information collected through this website. we do not collect any personally identifiable information unless users voluntarily supply it as part of a request for service or information. we do not share information collected through the website with any third-party advertisers.

use of ‘cookies’

a “cookie” is a small file that a website puts on a user’s computer with his or her agreement. this website uses cookies to track how visitors use the website. cookies also streamline a user’s experience of the website during a visit.

in most cases, a web browser will automatically accept cookies. users should be able to change browser settings to disable cookies. disabling cookies may make it more difficult to use some parts of the website. for more information about deleting cookies, see the web browser’s help section.

like many websites, this site uses google analytics to gather information about how visitors use the website. users may opt out if they do not want their data to be used by google analytics. visit google to learn how.

email communications

through activity on the website, users may communicate with the website administrator and other staff members at rush university via email. users should be careful when sending email. if a user sends an email to a member of the rush university staff, that user is authorizing a response via email. if a user does not want to communicate with rush university via email, he or she may contact the university by telephone — (312) 942-7100 — or through one of the secure forms for requesting information found throughout the site.

normal email is not encrypted. because of this, it is possible for unauthorized individuals to intercept emails sent to rush university. rush university is responsible for the privacy of messages stored on our network. the university is not responsible for the privacy of those messages once we have sent them to a website user or a user’s email provider. we are also not responsible for the privacy of messages while they are in transit from a user to rush university.

if a user notices suspicious activity, such as emails seeking personal financial information that appear to be from rush university, he or she should contact the rush university web administrator and the internet crime complaint center.

security

there are secure forms on the rush university website for users to request services and information via the internet. we will use the information supplied through these forms only to help us respond to the user’s request. for more information, see the privacy, confidentiality and ferpa page on this site.

to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, rush university has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect through these online forms. these procedures are consistent with the rush policies and the laws and regulations of the state of illinois.

any personally identifiable information we collect is securely stored within a database. we use standard, industry-wide procedures to protect information we receive from visitors to the website. however, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information supplied by visitors to the website will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.

website users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of this website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for him or her or logging onto a server or an account which he or she is not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; or (c) accessing or using the website or any portion thereof without authorization, in violation of this policy or in violation of applicable law. violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.

online payments and third-party intermediaries

rush university may use processing companies to process credit card transactions. these credit card processing companies do not store, share or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

the user represents and warrants that if he or she is making online payments that (i) any credit card, debit card and bank account information the user supplies is true, correct and complete; (ii) the user will pay the charges incurred in the amounts posted; and (iii) the user is the person in whose name the card was issued and is authorized to make a purchase or other transaction with the relevant card and card information.

rush university will contact the user if all or any portion of the user’s order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept the user’s order. if the user’s order is canceled after his or her credit card (or other payment account) has been charged, rush university will issue a credit to his or her credit card (or other applicable payment account) in the amount of the charge.

legal proceedings

though rush university makes every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good faith belief that this is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, government investigation or legal process served on our website.

links from this website

this policy applies only to the website. this website does contain links to other websites. rush university has no authority over third-party websites that a user may link to from this website. each of these websites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. rush university is not responsible or liable for these independent methods or actions, nor for the policies or procedures of destination websites. we also do not assume responsibility for the privacy policies or procedures of any website that links users to this website.

notification of changes

if our website privacy policy changes, we will post changes at this url to ensure that our users are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. we will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. a user’s continued use of this website shall be deemed as acceptance of the modified privacy statement.