Dallas Baptist University (DBU) respects your privacy. DBU makes every reasonable effort to ensure the confidentiality and security of your information. Ensuring privacy is important to the University, and the following policy will detail the ways in which we try to safeguard the privacy of your information.
Student Educational Records
DBU complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which generally prohibits the release of student educational records without student permission.
In the course of using the DBU website or any of its affiliated sites, visitors can choose to provide information to the University via web forms, email, or other electronic means. For instance, this may happen when a prospective student requests a campus visit, when a donor makes a donation on the website, or when someone requests information about one of our academic programs. Personally identifiable information submitted via these means will only be used for DBU-related purposes. The University does not intend to sell this private contact information to any outside entity.
Any personal information that you provide will be accessed or shared only for purposes necessary to serve your needs or as required by applicable law. Information may be stored and analyzed to help us improve the services we provide.
DBU takes reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect. We use industry standard SSL encryption where applicable on our web forms.
Server Logs, Cookies and E-mail Tracking
DBU uses Google Analytics on several websites to analyze website traffic and identify areas of improvement. Data gathered by Google Analytics is stored on Google’s servers and is governed by Google’s privacy policies.
Some DBU websites allow you to pay for products or make a donation online with a credit card or other electronic payment mechanism. DBU makes every effort to protect personal information that it collects from conducting business. When processing E-commerce transactions, such as credit card, debit card or ACH payments, DBU has taken great efforts to process these transactions in the most secure means possible.
By policy, Dallas Baptist University itself does not collect personal information like credit card numbers; instead, we partner with an outside service provider that collects the information and processes the transactions on our behalf. The policy specifies that the provider must be PCI DSS certified, which means that it has demonstrated its systems and procedures meet the stringent security standards of the payment card industry. The provider is also required to certify in writing that it will keep this information confidential and, will not share it with any party unless that party needs it to complete the transaction. The personal financial information collected by these means is only used for DBU related purposes, and is not sold to outside vendors. This information is protected in accordance with local, state, and federal law.
DBU websites and e-mails may provide links to other websites. DBU is not responsible for the content, privacy policies or practices on those websites.
All DBU websites conform to this privacy statement unless an alternative privacy statement is explicitly provided on that site.