This Privacy Notice contains important information regarding our privacy practices. This Privacy Notice applies to our collection, use, and retention (“processing”) of Personal Information, including any information transferred from outside the United States that we receive and record in the United States, which identifies, or can be used by us or on our behalf to identify an individual (“Personal Information”). This privacy statement covers the domain nunm.edu and all subsidiary sites. When information is submitted to NUNM, or you use NUNM’s websites and other services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Notice.
NUNM is the sole owner of the information collected on our website. A web hosting company collects session information from our users at several different points on our website. NUNM wants to disclose its information practices to demonstrate its commitment to our users’ privacy.
A. Website Information Collection and Use
Information about your session at our website is automatically collected and stored if you browse, read pages, or download information. This information does not identify you personally, but includes:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (for example, xcompany.com or yourschool.edu)
- The type of browser and operating system you used
- The date and time you visited this site
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website
- The duration of your session at this website.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and the aggregate data is used by NUNM to improve the content of our web services, improve security, and to help us understand how people are using our services. NUNM analyzes the website logs to determine how our site is being used, so that we may improve the site’s usefulness to the public.
If you send e-mail during your visit to our site, the following additional information will be collected:
- The e-mail address and contents of e-mail for those who communicate with us via e-mail.
- Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.
We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify or to improve our website. Information from other online forms is used to enable university processes and services. We may use this information to contact you about university events or services.
A cookie is a piece of date stored on the user’s computer tied to session information about the user.. We use session cookies to customize your browsing experience within any NUNM website. Our website utilizes the following third-party cookies; this is a list of those third parties and a link to their respective privacy policies:
You may choose whether to provide personal information online. Personal Information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes an individual’s name, address, and phone number, and other identifiers.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us e-mail or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse on any NUNM website and read or download any information provided on the sites.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, contact the Information Technology Department as noted at the end of this document. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by a minor online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult.
B. Student or Prospective Student Information Collection and Use
For purposes of this Privacy Notice, Sensitive Information is defined as race, ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, health data, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions.
NUNM collects and processes Personal Information and Sensitive Information from individuals who are students or prospective students only as necessary in the exercise of NUNM’s legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a university.
Personal Information and Sensitive Information may be collected from students to register or enroll persons in NUNM, manage a student account, provide academic advising, develop and deliver education programs, track academic progress, analyze and improve education programs, recruitment, regulatory reporting, auditing, maintenance of accreditation, other related NUNM processes and functions, or to comply with applicable laws.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We disclose Personal Information and Sensitive Information to third parties as follows:
- Consent: We may disclose Personal and Sensitive Information if we have your consent to do so.
- Emergency Circumstances: We may share your Personal Information and Sensitive Information when necessary to protect your interests and you are physically or legally incapable of providing consent.
- Public Information: We may share your Personal Information and Sensitive Information if you have manifestly made it public.
- Performance of a Contract: We may share your Personal Information when necessary to administer a contract you have with the University.
- Legal Obligation: We may share your Personal Information when the disclosure is required or permitted by international, federal, and state laws and regulations, including to comply with court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce or protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.
- Service Providers: We use third parties who have entered into a contract with the NUNM to support the administration of NUNM operations and policies. In such cases, we share your Personal Information with such third parties subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.
- De-Identified and Aggregate Information: We may use and disclose Personal Information in de-identified or aggregate form without limitation.
Retention and Destruction of Your Information
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed to meet the uses described herein and in compliance with legal document retention obligations. Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value and criticality to NUNM.
You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the NUNM’s use of the information prior to receipt of your request. Please note that your rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where certain exceptions apply. If you have given your consent and you wish to withdraw it, please contact the Information Technology Department by phone or email using the contact details provided at the end of this document.
Information created in the European Union will be transferred out of the European Union to NUNM. If you feel NUNM has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such information, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the European Union.
Notification of Changes
If we change our privacy statement, we will post those changes to this privacy statement to this website and other places we deem appropriate so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. If we are going to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users by posting a notice on our website for 30 days.
You may contact NUNM and the Information Technology Department as follows:
National University of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street
Portland, OR 97201
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The documents and other information provided on this website could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors. NUNM and its suppliers make no representations about the suitability for any purpose or the accuracy of the information contained in documents and other information published on this website. All such documents, information and related graphics are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind. NUNM and its suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
In no event shall NUNM or its suppliers be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages, or for any damages whatsoever, whether in a contract action, negligence or other tort action, or other claim or action, arising out of or in connection with the use of documents and other information provided to you by NUNM or by third parties, or in the provision of, or failure to provide, services or information.
NUNM is not responsible for the contents of any website maintained by any other third party. Links in this website, and in other parties’ websites, may let you leave the websites and linked-to sites are not under the control of NUNM; and NUNM is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to site or for any link contained in a linked-to site. Inclusion of any link in NUNM’s website does not imply endorsement by NUNM of the site.
Secure Processing of Your Credit Card Information
NUNM is committed to protecting your personal and financial data online. We use encryption technology to ensure that every transaction is safe. When you press the submit button on pages where you are submitting credit card information, you will see a small lock near the bottom right corner of your browser. This lock indicates that your information is being sent via Secure Socket Layering (SSL), the 128-bit encryption that is the industry standard for securing sensitive information.
The process of encryption takes your credit card and other personal information and converts it into bits of code that are securely transmitted over the Internet. Once your encrypted personal information is received by our secure server, it is translated back into its original form and verified.