- Non-personally identifiable information
As users access our website, Bethel collects non-personally identifiable information such as IP address, browser type, site usage and advertising data. This information is not linked to any personal information and remains anonymous.To collect this information, the university uses session “cookies”--that is, small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive. The session cookies used by the university do not give us access to your computer and do not provide us with personally identifiable information. You may modify your browser settings to disallow cookies, but this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.
- Personally identifiable information
Certain areas of our website collect voluntary information that is personally identifiable, such as name, zip code, and e-mail address. This is typically done through requests for information, applications, and registration forms provided. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the university strives to protect that information by using encryption software (such SSL).
Opting out of Cookies, Tracking, and Interest-Based Advertising
The help function of your browser should contain instructions on how to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued or to not receive cookies at any time. If you set your device to not receive cookies at any time, certain personalized services cannot be provided to you, and accordingly, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our features.
To opt-out of our interest-based advertising, you may visit Digital Advertising Alliance’s Choices page at http://optout.aboutads.info and perform a global opt-out.
Use of Information We Collect