We may change this policy from time to time, and reserve the right to do so without notice. The information provided in this policy should not be construed as giving legal advice or as guaranteeing the absolute privacy of information provided through the web site.
“Personal information” means any information that identifies a natural person.
When you access any web site, your web browser provides some technical information to the site. Examples include your IP address and information about which browser software and operating system you are using. Some additional information, such as about your screen resolution, may also be available. Of these, typically only the IP address is potentially personal information.
You can visit most of feitian.edu without revealing any personal information beyond the technical information above. To gain access to certain functionality, however, you may need to provide additional personal information and, possibly, to register. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you or your browser provide that information voluntarily. Any personal information you or your browser choose to provide us will be used only to conduct official College business. Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws.
If you choose to create an account, then to prevent its unauthorized use and to protect your privacy, we encourage you to keep your login information in a secure place. Also, whenever you are finished using the College web site from a shared workstation, be sure to log out of the site and quit all web browsers.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The site may use “session” cookies, which are pieces of data a web site instructs your browser to store, to enhance your experience of the site. Session cookies that this web site creates on your computer do not contain information that directly identifies you. We may use a session cookie to store a randomly generated identifying tag in your browser. Session cookies are temporary; most browsers delete them automatically upon exit.
If you register to personalize feitian.edu, the site may instruct your browser to store one or more “persistent” cookies. These cookies allow the web site to recognize you when you visit again, and to tailor the information presented to you. Persistent cookies are long-lived; they survive restarts of most browsers.
Most browsers may be configured to refuse new cookies or instructed to delete existing cookies. Rejecting or deleting cookies may limit your ability to use some features of this web site and could result in the loss of any customized setting.
Logs and Network Monitoring
We maintain a log of all accesses to feitian.edu, and also monitor network traffic for purposes of site management and security. We use this information to help diagnose problems and to carry out other administrative tasks. We also use log analysis tools for such purposes as creating summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, identifying system problem areas, and determining technical requirements.
None of the foregoing information constitutes personal information under the NYS Internet Privacy and Security Act.
Information Collected by E-mail and Online Transactions
If you send us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail address and the contents of your message. We may use your e-mail address and the information included in your message to respond to you, to address the issues you identify, and to improve this web site.
If you complete a transaction via the web site, such as by submitting an online application or an information request form, we will collect the information, including personal information, that you volunteered in completing the transaction. We will use this information only for the purposes for which the transaction was intended.
We may redirect your e-mail message or information you provided through an online transaction to a College office other than the one that originally received the message or information, in order to better respond to you.
The information we collect is not limited to text characters, and may include audio, video, and other data included in the message or transaction.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. You are cautioned, however, that we will treat personal information submitted in an e-mail as though it was submitted by an adult, and it may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access.
Disclosure of Information Collected through this Web Site
We may collect or disclose personal information without your consent if the collection or disclosure is: necessary to perform the College’s statutory duties or necessary to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; made pursuant to a court order or by law; for the purpose of validating your identity; or of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that does not identify any particular person.
We may also disclose personal information in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: protect and defend the rights or property of the College; prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the web site; protect the personal safety of web site users or the public; or to protect against legal liability.
In the unlikely event that the College is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your personal data may be transferred.
Transfer of Your Data
Your information, including personal data, is processed at our offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. Consequently, this information may be transferred to—and maintained at—locations outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction, where the data protection laws may be different than those in your jurisdiction.
We will take reasonable precautions to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, and to ensure that it is handled in accordance with this policy and that no transfer of your personal data to an organization or a country will take place unless there are adequate controls regarding the privacy of personal information.
Retention of Information Collected through this Web Site
We strive to keep personal data in our records only as long as they are necessary for the purposes for which they were collected and processed. We retain the information collected through this web site in accordance with the College records and information management policy.
Confidentiality and Integrity
We limit personnel access to personal information collected through the web site to only those individuals who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Personnel who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, we have implemented procedures to safeguard the College’s information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operation of the web site as part of our commitment to privacy and information security.
Links to Third-party Sites
feitian.edu contains links to, and may be linked from, other sites. We assume no responsibility for the privacy policies, practices, or content of any third-party sites. A link from this web site to an outside web site does not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship of such web site or its content.
Notice to Persons Within the European Union
For persons in the European Union, as well as Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein, who interact online with the College: Our processing of your personal information may fall under the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation, or Regulation 2016/679) and under the legal framework of the ePrivacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC). In these circumstances and as applicable, the College may be the controller of the processing of your personal data.
When we process your personal information, we will endeavor to have a valid lawful ground for processing in place. We process your personal information relying on different lawful grounds, depending on the processing activity.
The College is committed to facilitating the exercise of the rights granted to you under the EU’s data protection laws: the right to access your data; to ask for erasure, correction, restriction, or portability of your data; or to object to the processing of your data.