LSUE Privacy Statement
1. Commitment to Privacy
Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE or “University”) is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of any collected confidential or highly sensitive personal information. This policy has been adopted to address the collection, use, and dissemination of personal information by LSUE. This policy is subject to change over time, as the technologies utilized to provide services via the Internet continue to develop and evolve. Despite changes in technology, any alterations to this policy will not affect the University’s commitment to privacy.
2. General Statement
This policy applies to all information digitally collected by or submitted to LSUE. LSUE receives information via two primary methods:
- Information collected automatically via websites
- Information voluntarily provided by the user in order to receive information and/or services (via web forms and email).
3. Information Collection
3.1 Automatic Collection
If a user has not taken specific steps to anonymize their personal web traffic (e.g. apply mechanisms such as the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that disable the collection of data for analytical purposes), official LSUE websites may collect certain information automatically. This information includes, but is not limited to:
- User’s Internet protocol (IP) address
- Internet service provider
- Operating system
- The time and date of the visit
- The site from which the user visited
- Cookie information (if applicable)
Any information collected automatically is not associated with any other information held by LSUE (i.e. not linked with information voluntarily provided to LSUE) unless LSUE is required to do so by law.
3.2 Voluntary Submission
In order to provide information and/or services, LSUE may request users to provide personal data, some of which may be personally identifiable information. Information such as name, date of birth, email address, etc. can be collected via voluntary submission of an email or web form to an LSUE entity.
4. Text Messaging
LSUE offers you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. All users may opt-out or unsubscribe from receiving optional text messages from LSUE at any time by responding to the text message itself or by contacting the Office of Information Technology at email@example.com. If you elect to opt-out by responding to a text message, follow the instructions provided within the text received. You will no longer receive text messages from the specified LSUE service unless you were to re-subscribe to such services. Please be aware that if you unsubscribe or opt-out of texts, we process an opt-out request only for that specific number. If you have more than one number or if you have changed your number, your opt-out request may not be processed for any communication that you have not identified in your opt-out request. If you believe you have opted out, but continue to receive texts from us, please contact the Office of Information Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that even if you opt-out of certain text communication, we may still need to contact you with important information about your account or in the event of emergency situations. You cannot opt out of these communications.
All costs associated with receiving a text message are the responsibility of the individual receiving the message. Receiving mobile text messages from LSUE is completely free of charge. However, text messaging rates from your wireless carrier may still apply. Check with your mobile operator for details on receiving text messages (SMS).
5. Information Use
Any information submitted to LSUE voluntarily in order to receive services and/or information will only be utilized to conduct official university business. LSUE may disseminate voluntarily submitted information to third parties and offices/departments within LSUE to the extent necessary in order to provide the requested services and/or information. LSUE may also disseminate such information if required by applicable law-enforcement agencies.
LSUE will not disclose any information submitted voluntarily for reasons other than mentioned above, without clear notice and the opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such uses. LSUE will never sell or trade voluntarily submitted information to other entities unless a prior consent has been obtained and/or such information is being shared in response to a subpoena, court order, or legal process.
There is no legal requirement for a user to provide any information to LSUE. However, without certain information, LSUE websites and services may not function as intended and features may be inaccessible.
7. External Links
8. Data Security
LSUE implements stringent security measures wherever possible to promote confidentiality, integrity, and availability of any information in the possession of LSUE. Personal information voluntarily submitted via email cannot leverage encryption in most cases, and thus email is not a mechanism that LSUE will recommend for submitting confidential and/or personal data. Users that submit unsolicited confidential and/or personal information via email must do so at their own risk.
While the security of user data is of the utmost importance to LSUE, due to the nature of Internet communications, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Any information transmitted to LSUE by the user is done so at the user’s own risk. Once the information is received by LSUE, the University will make every effort to ensure the security of data on LSUE’s systems.
9. Contact Information
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or if you would like to report an issue or complaint, please contact the University at email@example.com.