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This Privacy Statement describes Berklee's privacy practices, information gathering, and dissemination practices for www.berklee.edu (the "website"). Berklee has created this Privacy Statement to help demonstrate its commitment to your privacy and to explain what information may be gathered when you use the website, and how that information may be used. Please read the Statement carefully before using the website. By using the website, you signify your consent to this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Statement, please do not use this site.
Collection of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify a single person, such as name, telephone number, address, or email address. Berklee does not automatically collect any personal information, but may collect personal information when you voluntarily submit such information. For instance, when you subscribe to Berklee email services, register with the website, or send us questions or comments via e-mail, personal information is requested and/or gathered. Also, we may request and collect certain demographic information such as your age and gender. We never collect more information than what is reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives. We will take appropriate steps to ensure the security and integrity of any information you provide to us.
Use of Information
Berklee uses the information we collect in part to understand site usage and control the content and offerings on the website. We may also use the information you submit to the website to send you informational or advertising materials, or to respond to your inquiries or comments. Your personal information may also be used for our internal studies, so we can constantly improve the services we provide you and can better meet your needs. Demographic information is used for analyzing and understanding site usage and is not used for presentation of ads or offers. We do not sell or rent this information to anyone.
Berklee reserves the right to track non-personal information about users of its website, including without limitation: the URL that the user has come from (whether this URL is on its website or not), the URL the user goes to next (whether this URL is on its website or not), the Internet browser being used, the type of operating system used, the user's location and the user's IP address. A user's IP address is used for system administration purposes and to track a user's session, in order to give Berklee an understanding as to which parts of its website users are visiting. Many sites automatically collect this information. Berklee may use such non-personal information to help us diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the website, or for other purposes such as improving the content of the website or research purposes.
Berklee reserves the right to release current or past user information internally within Berklee. Berklee also reserves the right to release current or past member information to third parties for limited purposes in the event Berklee believes that usage is (i) in violation of this Agreement; (ii) used to commit unlawful acts; and/or (iii) is required to be disclosed to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or with a court or administrative order. Except as stated in this paragraph, Berklee will not share information specific to users with third parties. Berklee may, however, disclose aggregate user information to third parties.
Berklee may use “cookies,” small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them), to maintain a user's identity between web sessions. Cookies are stored on your hard drive and may be later accessed by the website to track prior usage. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in collecting and assessing cookies. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You may disable cookies through your individual browser options.
Berklee uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to gather statistics on website usage, such as how often each page has been visited. Many websites use these statistics to monitor and improve their services. Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user's IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires this information by installing a cookie on your computer. Berklee does not share any information it collects with Google, and Google Analytics does not collect any personal information such as names, contact information, social security numbers or financial information. If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser.
For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google's “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” site, located at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
Links to Other Websites
Berklee may include links to other Internet sites as a convenience to users of its website. Users' access and use of such websites, including information, material, products, and services therein, are solely at the users' own risk. Berklee is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Internet sites.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Berklee may make improvements or changes in the information, services, products, and other materials on www.berklee.edu, or terminate www.berklee.edu, at any time without notice. Berklee may modify this Statement at any time and will post any such modifications to the website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement on a regular basis.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please visit the Website Technical Help page.