East Tennessee State University
Web Privacy Statement


A Note to Children and Parents

East Tennessee State University websites are intended for use by adults, unless they are specifically labeled for children.

Commitment to Privacy

East Tennessee State University values individuals' privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with us. Your trust is important to us, and we believe you have the right to know how information submitted through a university Web site is handled.

ETSU understands the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information, especially in today's electronic environment. This privacy policy covers the Web Pages belonging to ETSU in the United States. The ETSU privacy policy on the internet means that:

Privacy Notice

The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices the University has adopted for its official Web sites. However, in legal terms, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the University reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice. Privacy and public records obligations of the University are governed by applicable Tennessee statutes and U.S. federal laws.

The Web Privacy Statement speaks generally to the information collected by or submitted to official ETSU Web sites. Still the amount and type of information collected may vary somewhat from site to site. Therefore, in addition to this general explanation of policy and practice, the University encourages colleges, schools, departments, divisions and other units contributing to its official Web pages to post, as necessary, more specific approved privacy notices pertaining to the collection and use of any personal information associated exclusively with those pages. Thus it is wise for users to read page-specific notices to better understand the privacy policies and practices applicable to a particular site.

Providing information is your choice. There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our Web site. However, our Web site will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our Web site but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the Web site, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the Web page may not be available to you.

What information is covered by this notice? This notice applies to non-public personal information we collect about individuals who obtain products or services from us. We call this information "Customer Information".

Do we share customer information with outside companies? We do not share Customer Information with outside companies to use for their own marketing purposes. Outside companies that help us provide services you request (such as clearing house or transaction hosting) may receive Customer Information to help us provide these services. They are obligated to keep Customer Information confidential. We will share Customer Information with others when it is required or permitted by law, such as credit bureaus, or to comply with subpoenas and summonses.

How do we protect customer information? Our employees have limited access to Customer Information. They have access only when the information is used to facilitate business purposes. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable laws and regulations to protect Customer Information.

What if your information is not correct? We have procedures in place to maintain accurate Customer Information. These procedures include responding to requests to correct inaccurate Customer Information. If you believe our customer records contain incorrect information about you, call or write to us at webmaster@etsu.edu.

What if you suspect identity theft? If you are concerned that someone has unauthorized access to your personal information, please call us immediately at webmaster@etsu.edu so we can take steps to help you.