What personal information does the website collect?
When registering on our site, as applicable, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or other details. When you voluntarily provide us with information about yourself, you are consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, and storage of the personal information you provide. This information may be stored with our third-party vendors (example: MailChimp) so that we may utilize their services.
When do we collect personal information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on our site.
For example, if you sign up for our newsletter, we will create an email list through our third-party email management vendors and send you our newsletter. The information collected for this purpose may include your email address and your name. You can stop receiving our email newsletters by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email (usually at the bottom of each email). You will not receive spam from us by signing up for our email newsletter.
How do we use personal information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To personalize the content we display for you;
- To improve our website and communications;
- To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email, or phone inquiries);
- To improve our customer service;
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature;
- To process your transactions, if applicable; and/or
- To ask for feedback on our website content.
This service utilizes cookies to collect anonymous data about visitors to our website. Cookies are small files that, if you give permission, our website sends to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that allow our web service to recognize your web browser and capture and remember certain information. While cookies from our website may collect information about the browser you use or the device you use to reach our website, the cookies do not collect or store personally identifiable information.
Information collected by cookies may include:
- Internet domain through which you accessed the Website;
- Type of web browser and operating system you use;
- Date and time you accessed the website;
- Pages viewed on our website; and/or
- How often you visit the website.
Cookies help us do the following:
- Remember user preferences;
- Track advertisements; and
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by using this browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. Find out more about the information collected by Google Analytics here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
You can opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
We have implemented the following applications:
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
- Facebook Pixel
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google and Facebook, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. This website may also allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We do not sell or trade personal information to third parties, except for our website hosting / operational partners and other parties who assist us in serving our users, as long as these other parties have agreed to keep the information confidential. We may also release information when lawful and by a court order. However, non-personally identifiable information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We retain registration form data for 12 months and website analytics data for 26 months.
This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites and we encourage you to be aware that when you leave our website, you should read the privacy statements of any other website that collects personally identifiable information.
Stennis Center for Public Service
One Research Boulevard, Suite 104
Starkville, MS 39759
(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623
Last Edited on May 21, 2018