Protecting your online privacy is a high priority at Franklin
For more information regarding privacy and to help you determine where to get further assistance, students, faculty, staff, and other users in the Franklin University community are directed to the IT Policy on Responsible Use and/or the Employee Handbook.
Information Collected Online
1. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Automatically-collected information may include: the operating system on your computer, the type of web browser you are using, your IP address, the content you consume on our web properties and the links you followed to enter and leave the website. Non-personally identifiable information is used to by Franklin to:
- Improve the performance and functionality of our website through collection of analytics, recordings and heatmaps.
- Discover and address the needs of our site visitors, including making our website accessible to the wide variety of Web browsers and operating systems.
- Remember you and personalize the website based on your content interests.
- Understand the performance of marketing activities and improve advertising to make it more relevant to you.
Franklin does not control third-party cookies, web beacons or tracking technologies, or how they are used by third-parties. For more information about third-party tracking, including how to opt out of tracking, please visit the web pages below:
- Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page
- Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page or Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s opt-out page
2. Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information is collected when visitors to the website apply for classes online, request information from Franklin University, register for a Franklin University information session, request a transcript, update their personal information, request a replacement Excellence Coin, make a donation, request information from the Franklin University Leadership Center, register for a Franklin University Leadership Center symposium, access other online services such as the library or email services, or when visitors contact Franklin University.
Categories of personally identifiable information collected online include: name, address, phone number, email address, fax number, social security number, date of birth, gender, marital status, spouse's name, race/ethnicity, citizenship information, enrollment information, previous educational information, employment information, emergency contact information, credit card information, recipient's name, address, phone number, and email address, account information, and any other information visitors to the website choose to provide.
How We Use Information Collected Online
Franklin uses non-personally identifiable information collected online to help us improve and personalize our website, collect website analytics and measure and improve marketing activities. Personally identifiable information collected through the site by means of visitor submission is used for the purpose of responding to said submission. This includes activities such as evaluating visitor applications and responding to requests for information about Franklin University.
Franklin does not share personal information with third parties, apart from vendors who must utilize the information to perform necessary duties (e.g. credit card authorization).
Franklin may disclose personally identifiable information based on a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to conform to or comply with the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect website visitors or the general public.
Security of Information:
Financial transactions submitted through the website are encrypted using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
If a user visits this website from a location outside the United States, the website connection will be routed through servers located in the United States. Any information provided by international visitors will be processed and maintained on our Web server and other systems located within the United States.
If you have questions about the website, the collection of information that occurs on the website, or its online privacy statement, please contact the Franklin University Marketing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.