Information Technology

Privacy Statement

Overview/Purpose

Butler University is a not-for-profit educational institution domiciled in the State of Indiana.  The University exists to provide the highest quality of liberal arts and professional education and to integrate the two by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among faculty, staff, and students.

Butler University is committed to protecting the privacy of its constituents.

Information Gathered

Butler University websites may collect personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number(s), and password(s).  Additionally, credit card or other personal information may be requested for selected activities such as purchases, donations, or registration.

Security

Butler University is committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  To protect the privacy of your data and others, we have taken important environmental, electronic, and managerial steps to safeguard and secure the information.

Distribution of Collected Information

Information gathered will only be used for purposes consistent with the University mission.   Butler will not share personal information about you with unaffiliated third parties for use in marketing their products and services.

Butler does work with select third parties to accomplish its mission.  We may disclose information about you as necessary to fulfill those third-party service agreements. For example, we may disclose information about you to assist us in servicing or maintaining your account with us. These third parties must agree to use the information only for the services requested by the university.

We may also disclose information about you to governmental entities when required under law or in response to subpoenas.  Lastly, we may disclose your personal information to other organizations when you specifically request us to do so, such as in a transcript request.

Links

While using the Butler website, you may encounter links to the web pages of organizations not directly affiliated with Butler.  Butler does not control the content or information practices of external organizations or the information they may collect.  We recommend you review the privacy statements of these organizations.  Please keep in mind also that, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online-for example, on a social network site shared by many individuals or in a chat area-that information can be collected and used by others who also have access to that service.  In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to other members of an organization, we cannot control others' use of that information.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data stored by the web browser, often used to remember information about preferences and pages you have visited.  By setting preferences in your browser, you can refuse to accept cookies, disable cookies and remove cookies from your computer; however, that may affect the functioning of the sites you visit.

Username & Password

The university may assign you a username and password to permit access to selected sites.   You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password.   You must immediately notify the university of any unauthorized use of your username and password.  Whenever you provide personal information via a web transaction, you should sign out of the web site and close your browser at the end of each session.

Alternative to Web Site Transactions

Butler web sites provide access to information and services for constituents that may not have a formal relationship with the University as a student or employee.  If you are neither a student nor employee and prefer not to provide any information online, we invite you to cancel the transaction and contact the administrative unit responsible for the service to conduct the business in person, by mail or by telephone.

Consent

Your use of our services and Web site indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use. In addition to the terms of this Privacy Statement, all pertinent, non-conflicting provisions of the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Computer Use Policies, and the My.Butler Terms & Conditions apply to your use of Butler's websites.  If you do not agree to these terms, please discontinue your use of our sites.

This Policy

Butler University's Privacy Statement is available on our web site or a hardcopy may be requested via telephone or mail.  Our Privacy Statement may, from time to time, change, and we invite you to periodically review it to ensure your familiarity with the most recent version.

For more information regarding this Privacy Statement or use of Butler's web sites, contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 317-940-HELP (4357), send an email to helpdesk@butler.edu or contact the campus main number at 800-368-6852.