Privacy Policy

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What information do we collect?

  • We collect information from you when you fill out a form on the site, make a payment or donation, download a file, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature.
  • When registering or signing up for a Saybrook event, completing any onsite form, or making a payment of any type, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, or other information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
  • Like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the "Do we use 'cookies'?" section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, fill out a form, make a payment or donation, download a file, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your information or service requests.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To administer a survey or other site feature.
  • If you have requested information, opted-in to receive any of our e-mail newsletters, downloaded a white paper, registered for an event, completed a form, or initiated an application, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive newsletters or e-mails from us, you can Unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of any message you receive.

How do we protect visitor information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of sensitive, personally identifiable information contained on an application form or when making a payment or donation. Such sensitive information resides on a secure server, is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, and encrypted as appropriate. Furthermore, such personally-identifiable information is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and who are required to keep the information confidential..


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 them) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to save your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data (anonymously?) about site traffic and site interaction so that 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.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your Web browser (like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie preferences. However, you can choose to make payments over the telephone by contacting the Student Accounts Office at 888.253.5100.

Google Cookies

Saybrook University websites use Google Analytics to gather statistical information about website performance and usage. Information gathered is anonymous and used only to gather statistical data about website usage.
This cookie is a third party cookie set by Google. The information generated by the cookie about website usage will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating our website's usage, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also share this information with third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data that they hold.

Further information: http://www.google.com/policies

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Google Adsense

Some of Saybrook University’s online ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non-personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html .

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term “outside partners” does not include website hosting partners and other 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 our or others' rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

To modify your e-mail subscriptions, please click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of one of our e-mail messages. Please note that due to email scheduling you may continue to receive emails already in production for several hours.

Please note that we may maintain information about individual financial transactions to service those transactions and for record keeping.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked 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 linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Changes to our policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on August 5, 2013.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.

Online Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms & Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.