Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletters, respond to a survey, fill out a form, request information or apply.

When applying, registering or ordering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or social security number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To personalize your experience
Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.

; To improve our website
We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

; To improve customer service
Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

; To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased service requested.

; To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

; To measure success of marketing campaigns

; To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for applying, requesting information or other, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your needs, in addition to receiving occasional University news, updates, related service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, reply to the sender with REMOVE in the subject line or follow the detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database to be only accessed by those authorized with special access rights to our systems. These personnel are required to keep your information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) may be kept on file for more than 60 days in order to maintain student records, inquiries, orders or other. Non-student records may not be kept for this amount of time.

How can you change your information?

Should you enter information on our website and need to make a change, please contact the appropriate University division or department or contact Web Services.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers' systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. As a result, we will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Form Results

Friends University may use forms on our website so prospective students, parents, alumni, current students or others might communicate with faculty, staff, departments or others on campus. The results of those forms may be vieiwed by other members of the University staff or may be monitored for relevant content before shared with the intended person or department.

Google, Facebook and Other Such Advertising Networks

Friends University contracts with such advertising networks as Google, Facebook and others in order to advertise our service to potential customers. These networks store information about you in their first-party or third-party cookies and may include your IP address and browser configuration. We do NOT sell or rent any of your confidential information, including name, email address, telephone numbers, websites and billing information. Your name and other information is not collected unless you specifically provide it.

One form of advertising we engage in is called retargeting or remarketing. This allows us to display ads to you on other websites if you have visited our website in the past. Our research has shown that we are able to reach more customers and provide a higher quality of service as a result of using retargeted ads.

Friends University also uses Google’s Free AdWords Conversion Tracking to track the success of its online marketing campaigns, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.


For more information on Google’s remarketing privacy policy, please see https://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=143465.

To opt out of Google’s use of cookies, please see http://www.google.com/privacy/ads.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through this website (www.friends.edu) and not to information collected offline or by other websites affiliated or not affiliated with Friends University.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website's privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 2/27/14.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below. Please reference this page and the date accessed.

Web Services
2100 W. University
Wichita, Kansas 67213
USA
webservices@friends.edu