Commitment to Privacy

Southeastern Louisiana University is committed to maintaining the privacy and security
of any collected confidential or highly sensitive personal information. The privacy
statement has been adopted to address the collection, use, and dissemination of personal
information by Southeastern. This statement is subject to change over time, as the
technologies utilized to provide services via the Internet continue to develop and
evolve. Despite changes in technology, any alterations to this statement will not
affect the University’s commitment to privacy.



This policy applies to all information digitally collected by or submitted to Southeastern.
Southeastern receives information via two primary methods:

  • Information collected automatically via websites
  • Information voluntarily provided by the user in order to receive information and/or
    services (via web forms and email).



If a user has not taken specific steps to anonymize their personal web traffic (e.g.
apply mechanisms such as the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that disable
the collection of data for analytical purposes), official Southeastern websites may
collect certain information automatically. This information includes, but is not limited

  • User’s Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Internet service provider
  • Operating system
  • The time and date of the visit
  • Browser
  • The site from which the user visited
  • Cookie information (if applicable)

Any information collected automatically is not associated with any other information
held by Southeastern (i.e. not linked with information voluntarily provided to Southeastern)
unless Southeastern is required to do so by law.


In order to provide information and/or services, Southeastern may request users to
provide personal data, some of which may be personally identifiable information. Information
such as name, date of birth, email address, etc. can be collected via voluntary submission
of an email or web form to a Southeastern entity.


Website information that is gathered automatically is utilized to improve the understanding
of how Southeastern-provided websites are being leveraged by the user community. For
example, some Southeastern websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service
provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies” (i.e. files used to track
website activity) to determine how users navigate Southeastern sites. Google uses
this cookie data for various purposes, including the evaluation of website use, reports
on website activity, and other services. Please visit the following pages for more
information on Google Analytics’ terms of use and Google’s privacy practices.

Any information submitted to Southeastern voluntarily in order to receive services
and/or information will only be utilized to conduct official university business.
Southeastern may disseminate voluntarily submitted information to third parties and
offices/departments within Southeastern to the extent necessary in order to provide
the requested services and/or information. Southeastern may also disseminate such
information if required by applicable law-enforcement agencies.

Southeastern will not disclose any information submitted voluntarily for reasons other
than mentioned above, without clear notice and the opportunity to opt-out or otherwise
prohibit such uses. Southeastern will never sell or trade voluntarily submitted information
to other entities unless a prior consent has been obtained and/or such information
is being shared in response to a subpoena, court order, or legal process.

There is no legal requirement for a user to provide any information to Southeastern.
However, without certain information, Southeastern websites and services may not function
as intended and features may be inaccessible.



Some Southeastern websites use cookies (beyond cookies utilized by Google Analytics),
which enable Southeastern to further tailor its web services to the needs of the user
community. Cookie data assists the University in improving both web content and distribution.
Users have the right to refuse the use of cookies by implementing technical configurations
in their web browsers; however, functionalities of certain sites may be impacted if
such configurations are implemented.


Some Southeastern sites may contain links to external websites not owned by, or officially
affiliated with, Southeastern in any way. If a user decides to navigate to external
links, he/she will leave the Southeastern website and thus, the University is not
responsible for privacy practices or the content of such websites. Navigating to external
links is done at the user’s own risk and users should be aware that Southeastern’s
policies no longer apply. Southeastern recommends that users review the privacy policy
and applicable terms of all sites they visit.


Southeastern implements stringent security measures wherever possible to promote confidentiality,
integrity, and availability of any information in the possession of the University.
Southeastern websites that allow users to submit information voluntarily utilize encryption
to prevent third-parties from viewing the submitted data. Personal information voluntarily
submitted via email cannot leverage encryption in most cases, and thus email is not
a mechanism that Southeastern will recommend for submitting confidential and/or personal
data. Users that submit unsolicited confidential and/or personal information via email
must do so at their own risk.

While the security of user data is of the utmost importance to Southeastern, due to
the nature of Internet communications, no data transmission over the Internet can
be guaranteed to be completely secure. Any information transmitted to Southeastern
by the user is done so at the user’s own risk. Once the information is received by
Southeastern, the University will make every effort to ensure the security of data
on Southeastern’s systems.