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Oral Roberts University (“ORU”) provides the following information relating to your privacy when using websites in the www.oru.edu domain. This privacy policy covers all oru.edu websites unless otherwise indicated on a specific website.


 ORU is committed to respecting the privacy of every visitor to our website. This Online Privacy Policy Notice (“Notice”) discusses the types of information collected and recorded by ORU when you visit ORU’s main website (www.oru.edu) and other websites that we own, control, link or refer to this Notice (the “Sites”). This Notice explains how we use and process the information as well as the choices that are available to you regarding the use of the information you provide.

Unless otherwise indicated on a specific Site, ORU is the data controller for all information collected under this Notice. Contact information for ORU is listed at the end of this Notice.

By using this website, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Notice. 

Personal Information We Collect and Process

Log Files. Oral Roberts University follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable, so your identity will remain anonymous. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website and gathering demographic information.

Cookies. Cookies are small text files that sit on your computer and record specific interactions between you and this website, and in some cases, other websites. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website to tailor it to your needs. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes and to assist us in our marketing and promotional efforts.  Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You are free to disable cookies at any time. If you do choose to disable cookies, some website functionality will not be available to you.  Further general information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

We may allow selected third parties to place cookies through the Sites to provide us with better insights into the use of the Sites or user demographics or to provide relevant advertising to you. These third parties may collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Sites.

Security. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  In addition, we use encryption when collecting sensitive data such as credit card information.

It is important to protect the information you submit on our site including passwords, usernames, location, images and videos – so that third parties can’t manipulate your account or assume your identity. 

Third Party Sites. Our website may contain links to external websites out of convenience for you. However, once you have clicked a link to leave our site, we do not have any control over that website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting these sites and such sites are not governed by this Notice. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. Note that by accepting cookies on this site your visitation data on this site, and potentially other ORU sites, will be shared with Google.

Email.  If you send us an email, the email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.    

Disclosure of Personal Information.  We share your information internally at ORU to facilitate and manage the purposes listed above. This includes third parties whom ORU engages to process your information on our behalf for the purposes stated above, such as vendors who help ORU with our marketing, application processing, and web hosting. ORU may also share your personal data with government and law enforcement agencies or regulators to 1.) comply with a legal process, subpoena, order or other legal or regulatory requirement applicable to us; 2.) to federal, state, or local law enforcement authorities; 3.) enforce our terms of use or other policies; 4.) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, technical issues or unauthorized access to ORU’s information technology assets; 5.) pursue available legal remedies or defend against legal claims; or 6.) other third parties as you may so request or permitted by this and other ORU policies and applicable laws and regulations.

Protecting Children’s Privacy: ORU does not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age.  If you are under 13 years of age, ORU requests that you do not use or access this Site.  ORU will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such information.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:   

  • If you decide you no longer want to share your personal information or need to update it, you may inform us at any time at webmaster@oru.edu or marketing@oru.edu.   
  • Any complaints you have regarding the storage of your personal information can be made by emailing us at webmaster@oru.edu.  
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. 

Generally, the information we collect will be retained for a period of one year. At or possibly before that point, the administrators will permanently delete your information from our database and upon your next visit to the site you will be prompted to “accept” or “decline” the conditions again

Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act and any other applicable law, rule or regulation. 

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held concerning you or would like us to erase your personal information collected, please write to Webmaster, Oral Roberts University, 7777 S. Lewis Ave, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171 or send an email to webmaster@oru.edu   

Upon your request, we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect, provide you with the information we have collected if it is still available, or erase the personal information we have. Please understand that these are qualified rights.  

EEA Data Subject Rights. If you are located in the European Union or the countries forming the European Economic Area (Iceland. Liechtenstein, and Norway), under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may have the right to (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data, (ii) restrict or object to the processing of your data, (iii) in some cases, the right to receive or have your data transmitted in a portable format, and (iv) withdraw consent at any time.  Additional information regarding EEA Data Subject Rights is available at (insert link).

Online Privacy Policy Only. This Privacy Policy only applies to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information they shared and/or was collected by ORU. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. 

Consent. By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.  

Effective Dates and Changes. This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 2019. We may change our policies from time to time and this page will be updated to reflect those changes. It is important to check back to ensure that you are aware of any changes.   

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