We collect personal data to provide higher education services and to advance and sustain the institution.
Automated Collection of Personal Information
When you access the Blackburn College website, certain information will automatically be recorded by Blackburn’s third-party website hosting company and software vendor. Information collected includes your IP address, what browser you are using, and information related to the pages you visit. This information helps the College make informed decisions about future site improvements and in some instances could aid detection in the event of a security breach.
When you are required by this website to provide personal data, the uses of this data will be indicated at the point of collection, such as filling out an online form to request more information or signing up for a Blackburn College event.
Blackburn College does not sell or rent the information we collect to anyone. We do not share your information with outside companies or organizations for the purpose of selling their products or services to you. The personal data you provide will be sent only to third parties which assist the College in data processing for business purposes.
Admissions Inquiries and Applications
When you apply for admission to Blackburn or seek financial aid, we collect personal data from you. The primary source for this data is your application. As with nearly all U.S.-based institutions of higher education, Blackburn works with third-party vendors as part of our admissions process who assist with some or all of the following: identifying potential applicants, processing admissions inquiries, scheduling, email marketing, and application processing. If you choose to pay your deposit or tuition by credit card online, a third-party vendor will assist with payment processing.
The College uses this data primarily to evaluate your application, your request for financial aid, communicate with you about your application and any other administrative functions related to our admissions and enrollment process.
We may also disclose your information if required by law or for legal compliance, for research, and to provide you with further information about the College.
As with nearly all U.S.-based institutions of higher education, Blackburn works with third-party vendors as part of our admissions process who assist with some or all of the following: identifying potential applicants, processing admissions inquiries, scheduling, email marketing, and application processing. If you choose to pay your deposit or tuition by credit card online, a third-party vendor will assist with payment processing.
Alumni, Donors, and Friends of Blackburn College
Blackburn College works with a third-party partner to process online gifts. When you submit data, our partner organization will use your personal data to process your gift. If you were a student at Blackburn, some of your personal data is transferred from student records into alumni databases.
When you visit a website, a cookie can be placed on your device. It is a text file that helps identify you to the website. A cookie does not gather personal data from your computing device; generally, it stores information related to your interaction with the website.
Session Cookies are temporary and are cleared when you close your browser. If you return to the website in the future, the website will see you as a new user. Persistent Cookies are preserved even after you close your browser. If you return to the website in the future, the website will recognize that you are a returning visitor.
- To assure the website is functioning properly.
- To gather anonymous information about the use of our website so it can continuously be improved.
- To capture users’ subjects of interest and then serve targeted advertising on other websites.
You can delete cookies from your computer entirely or you can set controls and preferences through your browser’s settings. It is important to note that disabling or limiting cookies may affect the functionality of websites that you visit. For more information, visit About Cookies.
Social Media & Third-party Provider Cookies
- Google Analytics
It is important to note that disabling or limiting cookies may affect the functionality of websites that you visit. To opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, visit Google Tools.
Online Advertising & Email Marketing
Parts of Blackburn’s website carry tracking codes. This monitors pages you have visited on our site and passes this to certain other websites you may visit to inform targeted advertising. This data is anonymous and Blackburn cannot see your name, phone number, email address, or any other personal information which could identify you.
Blackburn regularly conducts admissions efforts via email to prospective students as well as parents and alumni which may include codes attached to a custom URL in order to track a source, medium, and/or campaign name. This enables Google Analytics to tell Blackburn College which particular marketing message brought you to our website. All email marketing provides an option for you to unsubscribe from select marketing campaigns or from all Blackburn College-related emails.
Blackburn College is firmly committed to data security. The College implements policies and procedures to protect the information the College collects from you. Just as with other information collected over the internet, the College cannot guarantee absolute data security but has taken reasonable steps to protect the data collected through this website.
Blackburn College does not deliberately collect, or attempt to collect, personal information from children known to be under the age of thirteen (13). The College cannot always determine, however, if a visitor is a child. In general, the subject matter provided on the College’s website is not directed toward children under the age of thirteen (13).
Revisions to Policy
Office of Marketing & Public Relations
Last Reviewed: April 2022