Western Carolina University ("University" or "WCU") is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential information submitted through our websites by students, employees, members of the campus community and visitors ("Users"). The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform Users regarding which personal or personally identifiable information we may collect when a User visits a WCU website, as well as how the University will use such information.
WCU collects information about a User from its websites through:
WCU promises to use the information we collect only for its stated and implied purposes. WCU will protect student, medical, and other protected records as required by applicable law (such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), contract, and University Policy 97: Data Security and Stewardship. However, WCU reserves the right to use any data collected as it sees fit including, but not limited to:
WCU may provide chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups for its students, faculty, staff and/or members of the community. Any information that is disclosed in these areas may become public information and a User should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose one's personal information in such places. Chat sessions and discussion forums may be logged and may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act and/or other relevant laws and policies.
WCU is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. We strive
to ensure our web content adheres to accessibility guidelines and procedures embodied
in University Policy 86: Web Accessibility Policy.
We are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of our web content, please contact our Web Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with the University Policy 97: Information Security and Privacy Governance. WCU does not guarantee that the site will function error free or uninterrupted or that loss of privacy, theft of information, damage or loss of data arising directly or indirectly from the absence or failure of security protection mechanisms will not occur.
Questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site may be directed to email@example.com.