Website Privacy Statement

When visiting this website, SUNY Old Westbury automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which is used to direct Internet traffic to you;
  • The type of browser, its version and the operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited this site;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
  • The website you visited prior to coming to this website;
  • The website you visit as you leave this website; and
  • If you downloaded a file, the file that was downloaded.

None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information by the Internet Privacy and Security Act.

The College uses Google Analytics to automatically collect and aggregate this information on many parts of the website. You can read how Google uses data when you visit our website.

The information collected is used to improve the content of the Old Westbury website and to help us understand how our users interact with our website. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes, and SUNY Old Westbury does not sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from our website for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When You Email Us or Complete a Transaction

If at any time you email us, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. This includes not only text characters, but also any audio, video and graphic information formats you send us.

Your email address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another SUNY or State agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for non-university commercial purposes, and we are not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your email address for non-university commercial purposes.

During your visit to the SUNY Old Westbury website you may take a survey, fill out an inquiry form, complete an application, or complete an online form for some other purpose. We will use the data you provide us during these transactions, including personal information, to operate our programs, which may include the provision of goods, services and information.

The information collected by SUNY Old Westbury may be disclosed by the College for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

Information collected through this website, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal or state law, be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), or court order.

Additionally, we may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce our rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to our information.

Finally, we may aggregate and disclose information collected through this website using statistical techniques in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person. Such data might be publicly disclosed for the purposes of program evaluation.

Security

We are strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through our website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, we limit employee access to personal information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a specific job. Our procedures include, but are not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, and auditing.

NOTE: The information contained in this statement should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, we monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this site.

Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored by your Web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. Most often, cookies store a randomly generated identifying tag on the software or hardware you use to access this website.

The software and hardware you use to access this site allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website. You may also disable cookies through your individual browser options or you can opt out of the collection and use of this information through tools like the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

We use cookies in the following ways to better serve you:

  • to enhance or customize your visit to our website (e.g. to remember user preferences); and
  • to better understand the use of our website so we can better serve users in the future.

We do not require the use of cookies to access any public areas of our website.

In addition, we use and share site analytics and data with various third-party services for behavioral and remarketing campaigns. These marketing activities may involve:

  • showing online advertisements to users whose online habits have indicated a possible interest in SUNY Old Westbury’s academic programs;
  • showing online advertisements to users who have previously visited our website.

These third-party vendors may use cookies to track Internet use. Information gathered by these cookies may be used to display advertisements from the College on websites across the Internet. To opt-out of receiving behavioral or remarketing messages from us, you need to opt-out by using tools provided by various third-party vendors:

This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Cookies may be set by parties other than us. These “third-party cookies” may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, or other social media services for which www.oldwestbury.edu has implemented “plug-ins.” Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should determine their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly.

Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to local, state and federal government agencies, and websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services or accessibility of those websites. Once you visit another website from this website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this website is intended to allow visitors immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information, we recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, SUNY Old Westbury, its employees, officers and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided by this site, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the privacy statement please contact the Office of Communications & College Relations at SUNY Old Westbury.