The Fine Print


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The information offered on official Fairmont State University web pages comes from a variety of sources, not all of which officially represent or speak for the institutions or their governing bodies. The content of official web pages is maintained by various departments, organizations and individuals associated with Fairmont State University, and is provided as a service to our visitors. Fairmont State University should not be held liable for any inaccuracies appearing on these web pages. Visitors are encouraged to contact those responsible for page content (usually indicated on pages under: Contact Info) if there are questions about accuracy.

Fairmont State University web pages contain information about programs and services. The institutions reserve the right to make changes in such programs and services without notice. New and updated information is posted periodically, and every effort is made to see that the material presented is accurate and up-to-date. Information offered is aimed at the improvement of communication and does not always legally represent and/or replace materials which exist in their original form elsewhere.

Fairmont State University should not be held responsible for any interruption in public access to their web sites resulting from circumstances beyond their control.

Faculty, staff and student personal web pages are not part of the official web sites, and we are not responsible for the content of personal pages and do not endorse the views expressed on personal pages.

Photographs and institutional logo images appearing on official institutional web pages are the property of Fairmont State University. Use of these photographs and logo images without written permission from the Fairmont State University Public Relations Office is prohibited.

Fairmont State University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution.

Fairmont State University is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to Fairmont State University's web site and governs data collection and usage. By using Fairmont State University's web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Fairmont State University collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address and telephone number. Fairmont State University also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Fairmont State University. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by Fairmont State University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Fairmont State University's web site.

Fairmont State University encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from Fairmont State University's web site so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Fairmont State University is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on web sites outside of Fairmont State University's family of web sites.

Fairmont State University collects and uses your personal information to operate the Fairmont State University web site and deliver the services you have requested. Fairmont State University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Fairmont State University and its affiliates. Fairmont State University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Fairmont State University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Fairmont State University may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Fairmont State University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Fairmont State University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Fairmont State University keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within the Fairmont State University family of web sites, in order to determine what Fairmont State University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Fairmont State University will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Fairmont State University; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Fairmont State University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Fairmont State University's family of web sites, or the public.

Fairmont State University's web site uses "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with Fairmont State University's web site, a cookie helps Fairmont State University to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to Fairmont State University's web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Fairmont State University's web site and other web sites you visit.

Fairmont State University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Fairmont State University secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Fairmont State University will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. Fairmont State University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Fairmont State University is protecting your information.

Fairmont State University welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Fairmont State University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Fairmont State University Public Relations Office. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

(Updated: 12-19-2012)