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Internet Privacy Policy

Lincoln University Vision Statement

Lincoln University is a premier, historically Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum, and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society.

Commitment

Lincoln University is committed to our applicants, students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, supporters, and the general public. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy whether we deal with you in person, on the telephone, via US mail or through internet access. Please feel free to browse this site without concern about disclosure of any personally identifiable information.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

In order to better serve you, Lincoln University provides the option for specific information to be supplied online relative to the admission process. This information is used to service requests; for information about Lincoln University, reservations for campus tours, and to provide an easy way to keep the University informed of changes in your personal information. In each instance it is your choice to provide such information. If you choose to complete an online form, please be advised that the personal information obtained from the form enables a more efficient administrative process and assists the University in the compilation of non-personal statistical data as required by law. The personal information provided by you will be kept confidential and used only by specific agencies and employees on your behalf.

Links

Portions of this website contain links to other websites and resources not governed by the University. Lincoln University does not control information on any other site or linked sites. Lincoln University is not responsible for their content. Lincoln University’s inclusion of third-party sites (links) does not imply any endorsement of the material on the site or, unless expressly disclosed otherwise, any sponsorship, affiliation or association with its owner, operator or sponsor.

Cookies

We do not use Cookies. No data are gathered other than source machine, time, and pages visited (normal web logging info).

WebCT

WebCT is a web-based system used by Lincoln University faculty to interact with students and deliver course material on-line. It includes testing features and may carry students’ test, assignment, and course grades. If you are required to use WebCT in your coursework you will be issued a UserID and password that protects your personal information. Testing and grading information in the course can be seen only by you, your faculty member and teaching assistants, and the WebCT administrators.

Authorized Use

Information technologies, including computers, computer files, the e-mail system, the telephone system, Internet access, information systems, and software are Lincoln property intended for use in teaching, learning, research and University business. Usage may be monitored to ensure compliance with this policy and to properly manage technology.

University facilities, including the information technologies, may not be used to solicit others for commercial ventures, religious or political causes, outside organizations, or other non-business matters.

University facilities may be used appropriately for personal as well as professional communication, and for any activities that support the lifelong learning of community members.

Password and Account Security

Information technologies are protected and controlled through the use of accounts and passwords. Technology users may not share their accounts or passwords, and may not use the accounts or passwords of others. No member of the University community has a legitimate reason to ask for your password. You should immediately report any attempt to discover your password to the Chief Information Technology Officer (scarol@lu.lincoln.edu) for investigation.

No Harassment

Lincoln prohibits the use of information and communication technologies in ways that are disruptive, offensive, or harmful to others. For example: The display or transmission of sexually explicit images, messages, and cartoons may be offensive to others and may constitute an incident of sexual harassment. Other such misuse include, but are not limited to: ethnic slurs, racial comments, “off-color” jokes, or anything that may be construed as harassment or showing disrespect for others.

Copyrights and Disclaimer

Lincoln University supports and obeys laws designed to protect intellectual property through the use of copyrights, trademarks, and patents. The information contained on this website are copyrighted by Lincoln University. The data and documentation are supplied as is, without any accompanying services from Lincoln University. Lincoln University does not warrant that the data is error-free. The end-user understands that the data were developed for institutional and educational purposes and is advised not to rely exclusively on the data for any reason.

University Records

All information composed, transmitted, or received via our computer communications systems is considered to be part of the official records of Lincoln and, as such, is subject to disclosure to law enforcement or other third parties. Personally identifiable information and any other information received relative to student records such as, social security numbers and grades will not be transmitted through the email system without encryption. Inquiries regarding information contained on University records should be directed to the Registrar’s Office (jsimington@lu.lincoln.edu) or the Chief Information Officer (scarol@lu.lincoln.edu).

Security Controls

Security controls on technology are established to protect individual privacy and to safeguard University information and physical assets. All members of the community must respect these controls, refrain from attempting to circumvent them, and report violations as they are discovered.

Technology users should be aware that computers and networks are not totally secure. Communication can be monitored; files can be copied and read. Users are asked to act accordingly.

The equipment, services, and technology provided to access the Internet remain at all times the property of Lincoln. As such, Lincoln reserves the right to monitor Internet traffic, and retrieve and read any data composed, sent, or received through our online connections and stored in our computer systems. Monitoring is performed with the utmost respect for individual privacy and confidentiality, and exclusively for the purpose of maintaining a secure, smooth technology function. Authorized University employees may perform monitoring. Users must not impede this monitoring or make any attempt to monitor the communication of others.

Control of Website and Content Lincoln

University has the exclusive right to control the content of its website. As such, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to add, delete, or otherwise edit any documents, information or other content including any material that may be construed as offensive. Violations of this Policy Violations of this policy should be reported to the Chief Information Technology Officer (scarol@lu.lincoln.edu), Director of Human Resources (ktaunk@lu.lincoln.edu) or to any member of management. Any violation of this policy or any laws related to the use of information and communication technologies will be subject to disciplinary action.



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