Houghton College licenses this online community from Blackbaud, Inc. Houghton College has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and to describe the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site. This Web site may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process involving the Web site. Houghton College is not responsible for any individual’s personal misuse of the site for purposes of solicitation, SPAM, and related uses, but the privileges of reported persons will be revoked and his/her actions investigated.
Personally Identifiable Information
This site's registration form asks you to provide certain information, including your full name, address, e-mail address, etc. You may also choose to provide optional details, and may update any of this information at any time by accessing your profile at your "My Profile" page. You may opt out of receiving e-mail updates from us (see the "Choice/Opt-Out" section below).
Profile Information and Profile Page
Your Profile features information that you may wish to share with other site members on your Profile Page. Only people who are members of this site can view other members' Profile Page. The only information that is automatically displayed on your Profile Page is your first name, last name, city/state, and class year (if appropriate). Additional information fields from your Personal Profile and other personal information that you choose to share will appear only if you have opted to provide those items and have also selected to have those fields in your Profile Page View. All member information on the Web site is securely stored and is not sold or transferred to any third parties. You have the ability to keep information private or public at your discretion.
Credit Card Transactions
Some features of this site enable credit card transactions. These features are completely voluntary to members. They include the purchasing of tickets through event stores or donations through the site. The operators of this site would like to assure you that measures have been taken to make such transactions secure for its members. Transactions from this site will be handled by IATS.
This site utilizes industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers to encrypt your information and prevent unauthorized access.
Shortly after a purchase or refund is processed, you will receive a confirmation via email. You are advised to print out and save a copy of the order confirmation for verification necessary to request refunds or resolve any disputes.
You are not responsible for unauthorized transactions posted to your credit card that occur as a result of submitting a credit card number to this site. This site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and credit card number to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet.
This is a community site that is based primarily on member input. This site cannot guarantee the accuracy of information presented. Anyone demonstrated to have engaged in fraudulent behavior, however, will be subject to (but not limited to) loss of privileges as a member, and may face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
You may correct or update your personal information on this site at any time. To do so, visit your “My Profile” page. Change the necessary information and click on "Update".
The site provides you with the opportunity to choose to receive updates about this site. If you have already joined, then you can subscribe or unsubscribe to these updates from the site by doing the following:
Please be aware that, should you choose not to receive the update emails, you may be opting out of receiving any electronic information from Houghton, including opportunities, reunion information, etc. This also applies to members of BBI and UWC concerning emails about their respective institutions.
This site makes message boards available for every community group featured on the site. Your first and last name will be displayed when you post something in the message boards. Any additional information that you choose to submit in these areas is considered public. To protect yourself from unwanted spam or other unsolicited or unwanted communication, you are advised against providing personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers.
Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
This site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. Changes that do not affect use of personally identifiable information will be posted to the site. If you have questions regarding this policy, please check this policy periodically.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact Houghton College. Appropriate contact information is available under "Contact Us" on the site.