Privacy Policy

Introduction.

The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation licenses this website from Blackbaud Software Solutions. Blackbaud has created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and to describe the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the web site.

This web site may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process involving the web site.

  1. Cookies

    This web site uses cookies to recognize you and allow you to automatically log in without re-entering your user name and password each time you visit our site. The cookies are encrypted and do not save any personally identifiable information (see the Personally Identifiable Information section below) about you, such as your user name, password or email address. If cookies are disabled in your browser, you can still use the site but you will be required to enter your password each time you visit.

  2. Personally Identifiable Information

    This site's registration form requires you to provide your full name, address, email address, password, city, state, country and zip code. You may also choose to provide optional details, such as maiden name, nick name, birthday, occupation, company, spouse's name, photos, or personal comments. You may update any of this information at any time by accessing your profile by clicking the "My Profile" link, or equivalent, in the navigation menu. You may opt out of receiving email communications from this community (see the "Email Subscription/Opt-Out" section below).

  3. Personal Profile Information and Profile Page

    Your Personal Profile features information you may wish to share with other site members on your Profile Page. Only people who are members of this site can view other members' Profile Page. The only information that is automatically displayed on your Profile Page is your First Name, Last Name and selected additional information. Additional information fields from your Personal Profile information, including comments, and other personal information you choose to share, along with any photos, will appear only if you have opted to provide those items and have also selected to have those fields in your Profile Page View.

  4. Credit Card Transactions

    Some features of this site enable credit card transactions. These features are completely voluntary to members. They include the purchasing of event registrations, merchandise purchases, online donations, membership purchases or the payment of other types of fees through the site. The operators of this site would like to assure you that measures have been taken to make such transactions secure for its members.

    This site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and credit card number to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet.

  5. Fraudulent Behavior

    This is a community site that is based primarily on member input. This site cannot guarantee the accuracy of information presented. However, anyone demonstrated to have engaged in fraudulent behavior may be subject to (but not limited to) loss of privileges as a member as well as face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

  6. Safe Harbor

    Blackbaud Software Solutions complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. iModules Software has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Blackbaud's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

  7. Email Subscription Opt-Out

    The site provides you with the opportunity to choose to receive email communications about this site and the groups you are registered with, as well as emails from other members. In all email communications that you receive from this community, except for confirmation emails for event registrations, purchases, donations or other payments, you will be provided and unsubscribe option where you can opt out of the particular type of email communication. You can also modify the emails that you receive at any time by going to your account profile and changing your opt-in status there.

  8. Photo, Blog and other Personal Content Policy

    This site retains the right to remove or reject any content that it deems obscene or objectionable, or has been reported as such by other members. In addition, the client licensors of the web site can at any time deem content to be objectionable and can remove it from the site. This site does not endorse any content that is posted on the site. Members will not post copyrighted content without permission from the owner. Members understand content whether it be text, graphic or audio visual, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This site is no way responsible for accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.

  9. Public Forums

    This site makes chat rooms and message boards available for every community group featured on the site. Your first and last name will be displayed during chat sessions or when you post something in the message boards. Any additional information you choose to submit in these areas is considered public. To protect yourself from unwanted spam or other unsolicited or unwanted communication, you are advised against providing personally identifiable information, including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers. This site does not monitor the chat rooms unless we receive a request to do so by a member via Customer Support.

  10. Links to Other Sites

    This site contains links to other sites. This site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

  11. Updates to This Privacy Policy

    This site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. If those changes involve using your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time you joined, the site will notify you by email. Changes that do not affect use of personally identifiable information will be posted to the site. If you have questions regarding this policy, please check this policy periodically or contact foundation@uco.edu.

  12. Contacting the Web Site

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this web site, please contact Customer Support. 

  13. Use of Links

    Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to foundation@uco.edu with the subject "Link request."

  14. Use of Text and Images

    If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to foundation@uco.edu. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available at the University Communications.

  15. Accessibility

    This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at foundation@uco.edu.

  16. Reading or Downloading

    We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or uco.edu if you are connecting from the University of Central Oklahoma's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

    We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

  17. Online Profile Updates and Donations

    If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

  18. Sending us an Email

    You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

    We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

    If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

  19. Kids and Privacy

    For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

  20. Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

    Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

  21. Questions about our policies

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at: foundation@uco.edu. 

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