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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Stony Brook University Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Stony Brook University website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Stony Brook University collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Stony Brook University also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, and preferences.

There is also information about your browser software that is automatically collected by Stony Brook University. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Stony Brook University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Stony Brook University Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Stony Brook University public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Stony Brook University does not read any of your private online communications.

Stony Brook University encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Stony Brook University so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Stony Brook University is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Stony Brook University and Stony Brook University family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Stony Brook University collects and uses your personal information to operate the Stony Brook University Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Stony Brook University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Stony Brook University and its affiliates. Stony Brook University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Stony Brook University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Stony Brook University may contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Stony Brook University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Stony Brook University, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Stony Brook University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Stony Brook University keeps track of the pages our customers visit within Stony Brook University, in order to determine what Stony Brook University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Stony Brook University to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Stony Brook University Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Stony Brook University or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Stony Brook University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Stony Brook University, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Stony Brook University Web site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Stony Brook University pages, or register with Stony Brook University site or services, a cookie helps Stony Brook University to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Stony Brook University Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Stony Brook University features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Stony Brook University services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Stony Brook University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Stony Brook University secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Stony Brook University will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Stony Brook University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Stony Brook University is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Stony Brook University welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Stony Brook University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Stony Brook University at marie.turchiano@stonybrook.edu . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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Refund Policy

Participants enrolled in a program or class may transfer or withdraw until 7 days prior to the program start date. Transfers or refunds within 7 days, but before, the program's start date will only be issued if a waiting list is active for the program and must be authorized by the Program Coordinator. Once the program has begun only a pro-rated credit will be issued. Programs, camps or classes may be cancelled if minimum registration numbers are not obtained prior to the start date. In this case a full refund will be issued. If a class is cancelled by Stony Brook University, or due to weather it will be rescheduled at the next available time.

For faculty/staff and graduate students there is no longer a pro-rated membership. Monthly membership options are now available. Refunds will be assessed with a $25.00 processing fee.


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