The University of San Diego respects your privacy. Our goal is to keep all information collected at this website confidential and secure. To provide you with some assurances along those lines, we provide the following detailed information about our data collection processes.
What information do you collect?
We collect personal information (name, address, phone, e-mail address) only if you provide it to us voluntarily through e-mail, registration forms, or information request forms or surveys. Credit card information and social security numbers are only collected to register you in a course or program. The information is saved on our secure server and is only accessible to authorized employees to process payments. Once processed, the information is deleted off the server. Credit card information collected via the Verisign Payment Gateway is not stored on our server. (See below.)
Our host's web server software automatically logs the following information each time someone visits our website: date, time, Client IP, Server IP, web browser, page requested and referring page, among others. We use the information gathered to help us improve our website.
What do you do with the personal information collected on this site?
Certain personal information is used to provide information back to you, such as grades, transcripts, etc. We do not and will not sell your personal information to anyone. Certain postal information is provided to our mailing service that handles the distribution of class materials and announcements.
Is credit card / transaction information secure?
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your browser software when you register with us online. SSL is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card or other information that you send us.
We have partnered with Verisign Payment Services, the recognized leader in secure payment processing, to manage the collection and processing of real-time credit card transactions. VeriSign has secured over 300,000 Internet Web sites, including virtually all of the Fortune 500 companies with Web sites and the top 40 Mediametrix e-commerce sites.
What do you do to safeguard personal information?
We have instituted safeguards to check that our internal procedures meet our high policy standards. Only authorized employees have access to the information you provide us.
What should I do if I have questions?