Online Policies and Privacy Practices
This privacy notice applies only to the St. John’s College main website, sjc.edu, which is operated and maintained by the Office of Communications. It does not apply to related websites, such as mySJC, that are used exclusively by current St. John’s students and employees. Other college offices may maintain websites that collect and use information in different ways, and the Office of Communications is not responsible for the content and practices of any other website besides sjc.edu. Any changes to the college's online policies and privacy practices as they relate to sjc.edu will be posted on this page.
Last update: May 25, 2018
When you open an email from St. John’s College or browse its website at sjc.edu, some analytic information is automatically gathered. Examples of this information include, but are not limited to:
- Date and time accessed
- Type of device, browser, and operating system used
- Web pages viewed, links clicked, or other actions taken
- Location: country, state, and city (based on IP address)
Google Analytics, a web analytics services provided by Google, Inc., was set up for sjc.edu to allow for the anonymous collection of IP addresses (also known as IP masking). This means IP addresses are shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. As a result, sjc.edu does not gather “Personal Data” of persons in the European Union.
The college uses analytical information to evaluate the usefulness of the website and email marketing, and plan improvements. The college will not sell or trade this information to any third parties.
St. John’s College takes reasonable precautions to keep information you provide secure. However, the college cannot guarantee the security of information you disclose online.
St. John’s College places tracking codes from third-party vendors to track and provide information about how users browse the website, but sjc.edu does not collect any personal information—such as names, email addresses, or phone numbers—from users.
Current third-party vendors include:
- Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
- Slate, an admissions system by Technolutions, Inc.
- Siteimprove, web management and reporting system
- AddThis, a social media sharing service provided by Oracle America, Inc.
- YouVisit, a virtual campus tour
USE OF DATA
Information or data available on the St. John’s College website may be used for personal and lawful purposes only. No such information or data shall be used at any time for any commercial, public, or political purpose.
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Any reference made on the St. John’s College website to any product, process, service, or activity (whether commercial or non-commercial), by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise—in any other manner or fashion—does not and shall not be deemed to indicate or imply that college endorses, recommends, or favors the product, process, service, or activity mentioned.
Views and opinions expressed on the website may not necessarily state or reflect those of St. John’s College, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
St. John’s College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any external websites, including those to which its websites or emails may be linked or reference. Any information provided by a user to such third-party sites is subject to the privacy practices and policies of that third party and not those of St. John’s College.