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Privacy Policy

Misericordia University has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protect student, alumni and all user information. This policy pertains exclusively to the collection of personal information on official University web sites. Official University web sites are those that are generally made available to the public and use the domain name “misericordia.edu” and are controlled, operated, and maintained by University personnel in connection with University business.

Collection of Personal Information

Generally, the University does not automatically collect the identity of individual users of or visitors to official University web sites.

Unless otherwise notified by the collecting office, information provided to the University may be shared among offices within the University and outside third parties designated by the University as necessary or appropriate in the conduct of legitimate University business and consistent with applicable law. At this time, the University does not sell such information. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this privacy policy, the University is subject to the disclosure requirements of the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


The University collects information that is available from server logs about user Internet connections and visits to University web sites. The University may use this information to analyze trends, create summary statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications, engage in ad serving ( e.g., via Google AdSense), and identify system performance or problem areas.

An example of information collected by University servers include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses — a number that is assigned to your computer when you log on and that is automatically identified when a computer connects to a server. An IP address identifies the computer, not the computer user. University servers may log and track an IP address upon log-in and as the user moves from web page to web page within University web sites. The University does not normally link IP addresses to personally identifiable information, so that the identity of users remains anonymous to the University but not, for example, the time users log on, log off and how long they visit any one site. The University uses IP addresses to identify a user when necessary to enforce compliance with law or University policies, for purposes of system administration, to engage in ad serving, and to ascertain demographics and visitor usability.

Some University web pages may utilize “cookies” to better serve you with more tailored information when you return to our site. Cookies are identifiers that a web site can send to user browsers to keep on file in order to facilitate future visits to that site. Some University web pages may use cookies as a way to provide users with more tailored information when they return to those web pages. Users can set their browsers to receive notification when a web site sends them a cookie so users may accept or reject it. Note that some parts of a University web page that use or employ cookies may not function properly or may be considerably slower when users reject cookies.

Data Security

The University will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. The University strives to implement security measures that protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Not all transmissions to and from official University web sites are secure: the web site may not encrypt or decrypt data sent to or from the web site. In addition, e-mails that you send to a University address may be subject to interception. If your communication includes personal information that you do not wish to provide electronically, contact the University by postal mail or telephone.

Links to Other Sites

Some official University web sites link to web sites that are outside the “misericordia.edu” domains and are controlled and operated by third parties. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party Web sites.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Advances in technology, legal developments, and new University policies and practices may necessitate the need to change or update this privacy policy from time to time. The University reserves the right to change this policy without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to check this page for any changes to this policy.

Questions or Complaints

Specific questions about the collection of personal information on specific official University web sites should be addressed to the person identified on that site.

If you have any comments or questions about this privacy policy or complaints about official University web sites, please contact:

Marketing Manager
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street, Dallas PA 18612