Privacy and Usage Policy

ATTENTION: Please read these terms carefully before using this web site. Usage of this web site by you indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms ("terms"), do not use this web site.

Use of Site
Use of Software
User Submissions
User Chat Rooms
Links To Other Web Sites
Disclaimer
Limitation of Liability
U.S. Government Restricted Rights
Applicable Laws
General
Revised December 2003
Shaw University ("SU") PRIVACY STATEMENT
Information Collection and Use
Cookies
Log Files
Sharing
Links
Newsletter
Surveys & Contests
Tell-A-Friend
Security 

WEB SITE TERMS OF USE AND LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

Use of Site
Shaw University ("SU") authorizes you to view and download the materials at this Web site ("Site") only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials.

You may not modify the materials at this Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. For purposes of these Terms, any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

The materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials. SU also reserves the right to terminate your authorization to use any services at the Site and to delete any one or more of your related accounts, with or without cause, immediately and at any time.

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Use of Software
If you download any software from this Site ("Software"), use of the Software is subject to the license terms in the Software License Agreement that accompanies or is provided with the Software. You may not download or install the Software until you have read and accepted the terms of the Software License Agreement.

User Submissions
Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under the SU Online Privacy Statement, any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). SU will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. SU and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.

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User Chat Rooms
SU may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such Communications. SU, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. SU retains the right to remove messages that include any material deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise unacceptable.

Links to Other Web Sites
Links to third party Web sites on this Site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. SU has not reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Thus, SU does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

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Disclaimer
The materials and services provided at this site are provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property.

SU further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials or services at this Site. SU may make changes to the materials and services at this Site, or to the products and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The materials and services at this Site may be out of date, and SU makes no commitment to update the materials and services at this Site. Information published at this Site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country. Consult our representatives for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will SU, its officers, agents, employees, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any web sites linked to this site, or the materials or information or services contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials, information or services from this site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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U.S. Government Restricted Rights
Government users will receive no greater than Restricted Rights as defined in FAR 52.227-19 (c) (1-2) (June 1987). Government users will receive no greater Limited Rights as defined in FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) or DFAR 252.227-7015 (b) (2) (November 1995), as applicable in any technical data at this site.

Applicable Laws
This Site is administered by SU from its campus and/or its contractors datacenter in Raleigh, North Carolina. SU makes no representation that materials or services at this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

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General
SU may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

Revised December 2003
Note: Anyone linking to SU's Web site must comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws. If you would like to link to SU's web site, please read and comply with the following guidelines:  

A site that links to SU's Web site:

  • May link to, but not replicate, SU web site content.
  • Should not create a browser or border environment around SU web site content.
  • Should not imply that SU is endorsing it or its products and/or services
  • Should not misrepresent its relationship with SU. 
  • Should not present false information about SU's services.
  • Should not use the SU logo without permission from SU. 
  • Should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and should contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.shawu.eduwww.shawuniversity.eduwww.shawbears.comwww.wshafm.org, any faculty and student web sites under Shaw University's jurisdiction and these represent official web sites of Shaw University. Through this Privacy Statement, Shaw University notifies you of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personally identification is collected from you through the web site.
  • The organization collecting the information 
  • How the information is used 
  • With whom the information may be shared 
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under SU's control

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information?
If you feel that SU is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should contact webmaster@shawu.edu via e-mail or by calling 919-546-8200.

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Information Collection and Use
SU is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. SU collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

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Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.

These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

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Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Shaw University is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Newsletter
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests, if any, is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

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Tell-A-Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. SU will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. SU stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact SU at webmaster@shawu.edu to request the removal of this information from their database.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration and other forms ask users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected workstations. They must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to webmaster@shawu.edu.