Within the context of its theological convictions and mission, Phoenix Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, age or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.
Phoenix Seminary recognizes the gifts and calling to ministry of all students, including students with disabilities. The Seminary strives to honor and address the needs and concerns of its students with disabilities through this statement of program guidelines. The Seminary does not discriminate against applicants/students on the basis of an applicant/student’s disability(ies) as set forth in these Guidelines and as otherwise provided by law.
Phoenix Seminary is a privately funded, nonprofit, religious organization that is committed to providing reasonable accommodations within the limitations of Seminary resources. These Guidelines do not create contractual or other legally enforceable rights, or waive Phoenix Seminary’s rights or status under law.
An accommodation for a disability is designed to help the student function effectively in areas in which his or her disability might otherwise impair academic performance, without fundamentally altering the nature of the student’s classes. To receive disability consideration, a student must request accommodation and provide documentation supporting the nature and limitations of a disability. Accommodations cannot be granted unless the student provides documentation that reasonably supports the requested accommodation.
To apply for an accommodation for a disability, please contact Dr. Josh Anderson, Dean of Students.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrinal commitments of Phoenix Seminary.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary, and genetically distinct genders as determined at birth together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). Sexual expression that pleases God is that which fulfills his intention at creation. The Seminary holds the position that such sexual expression is: (1) faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman, or (2) chastity in singleness.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, transsexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and the use, sale and distribution of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Phoenix Seminary as an extension and manifestation of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Phoenix Seminary family and the larger community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Phoenix Seminary in any capacity (faculty, administrative staff, student teaching assistants), or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Hence, as noted above, we believe every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrinal commitments of Phoenix Seminary.
Approved by the Phoenix Seminary Board of Directors, February 13, 2015.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the Seminary receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time when the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Registrar, the student will be advised of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
The right to request the amendment of student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the Seminary to amend a record should write the Seminary official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed and specify why it should be changed. If the Seminary decides not to amend the record as requested, the Seminary will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
The right to provide written consent before the Seminary discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The Seminary discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the Seminary in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position (including mentors and coaches in the Seminary’s Mentoring Program); a person or company with whom the Seminary has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using Seminary employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Directors; or a student serving on an official committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Seminary. Upon request, the Seminary may also disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Transcripts are provided to Ottawa University for students who are enrolled in the cooperative MAC program.
The right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Seminary to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
The purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is to protect all European Union ("EU") citizens from privacy and data breaches by allowing citizens to maintain control of the personal data kept and processed by organizations, which includes Phoenix Seminary. The GDPR also protects the personal data of individuals, regardless of citizenry, in the EU.
Phoenix Seminary is committed to safeguarding the privacy of personal data. This Privacy Notice outlines the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information provided to the Seminary by students, faculty and staff, alumni and other members of our community. When information is submitted to Phoenix Seminary, or you use the Seminary's websites and other services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Notice.
Seminary Use of Information
Phoenix Seminary collects and processes personal data ("Information") from individuals only as necessary in the exercise of the Seminary's legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a private, non-profit institution of higher education. For example, Phoenix Seminary also collects and processes Information from individuals who are applicants for employment positions. Information collected from students or student applicants is used to register or enroll persons in the Seminary, manage a student account, provide academic advising, develop and deliver education programs, track academic progress, analyze and improve education programs, recruitment, regulatory reporting, auditing, maintenance of accreditation, and other related Seminary processes and functions. Phoenix Seminary also uses Information to conduct general demographic and statistical research to improve Seminary programs, to identify appropriate support services or activities, provide reasonable accommodations, enforce Seminary policies or comply with applicable laws. Finally, Information may be shared by Phoenix Seminary with third parties who have entered into contracts with the Seminary to perform functions on behalf of the Seminary, subject to the obligation of confidentiality and safeguarding from unauthorized disclosure.
Third Party Use of Sensitive Information
We may disclose your Sensitive Information and other Information as follows:
- Consent: We may disclose Information if we have your consent to do so.
- Emergency Circumstances: We may share your Information when necessary to protect your interests and you are physically or legally incapable of providing consent.
- Employment Necessity: We may share your Information when necessary for administering employment or social security benefits in accordance with applicable law or any applicable collective bargaining agreement, subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.
- Public Information: We may share your Information if you have manifestly made it public.
- Archiving: We may share your Information for archival purposes in the public interest, and for historical research and statistical purposes.
- Performance of a Contract: We may share your Information when necessary to administer a contract you have with the Seminary.
- Legal Obligation: We may share your Information when the disclosure is required or permitted by international, federal, and state laws and regulations.
- Service Providers: We use third parties who have entered into a contract with the Seminary to support the administration of Seminary operations and policies. In such cases, we share your Information with such third parties subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.
- Seminary-Affiliated Programs: We may share your Information with parties that are affiliated with the Seminary for the purpose of contacting you about goods, services, charitable giving or experiences that may be of interest to you.
- De-Identified and Aggregate Information: We may use and disclose Information in de-identified or aggregate form without limitation.
We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your information when you transmit it to us and when we store it on our information technology systems.
Cookies and Other Technology
Retention and Destruction of Your Information
Your information will be retained by the Seminary in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, and the applicable retention periods in the Seminary's Records Management policy. Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value and criticality to the Seminary.
You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. The erasure of your information shall be subject to applicable state and federal laws, and the applicable retention periods in the Seminary's Records Management policy. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the Seminary's use of the information prior to receipt of your request.
Information created in the European Union will be transferred out of the European Union to the Seminary. If you feel the Seminary has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such information, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the European Union.
Updates to This Policy
We may update or change this policy at any time. Your continued use of the Seminary's website and third party applications after any such change indicates your acceptance of these changes.
THE INFORMATION PHOENIX SEMINARY GATHERS
Phoenix Seminary gathers two types of information about the site’s users:
- Non-personally identifiable information. As users access the site, Phoenix Seminary collects and aggregates information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were employed. Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each visitor. Although such information is not personally identifiable, the Seminary can determine from the IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the user’s point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information collected helps in diagnosing any server problems, administering the site, identifying the most popular areas of the site, and determining the effectiveness of promotional activities.
For the same purposes, the Seminary uses “cookies” – that is, small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive – to help determine the type of content and sites visited, the length of time spent on a particular site, and the usage of services offered via the site. For information on how users can control their Web browser’s acceptance of cookies, please refer to the documentation accompanying the browser.
- Personally identifiable information. Certain areas of the site may require that users provide personally identifiable information (including, for example, zip code, age, income, and e-mail address). In addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain services on the site such as e-mail, chat rooms, forums, or to receive newsletters or specifically targeted information (“services”), Phoenix Seminary may require that users provide their name and e-mail address.
Phoenix Seminary does not control the acts of this site’s members or visitors. All members and visitors should be aware that their disclosure of personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guest book, or other forum allows other parties to send them unsolicited e-mail. In the event visitors encounter any user on this site who is improperly collecting or using information provided by the site’s members or visitors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW THE SEMINARY USES/DOES NOT USE GATHERED INFORMATION
- Use of non-personally identifiable information. The Seminary uses non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the site visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the site.
The site may contain links to other Internet Web site, including co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or operated by Phoenix Seminary. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the Seminary is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors to the site click through links to those sites. Even though such information might not identify the user personally, users should be familiar with the privacy practices of those other sites.
- Use of personally identifiable information. The Seminary provides notice to potential registrants of this site whose personally identifiable information will be collected during the registration process. Such notice is provided simultaneously with the user’s registration on this site; moreover, this policy itself serves as notice that such information is collected under those circumstances. Although users may not “opt out” of the registration process and still receive access to the services, users may choose to “opt out” of receiving promotional materials from the Seminary and/or other business partners. If the user does not “opt out” of receiving such promotional materials, Phoenix Seminary reserves the right to release user’s personally identifiable registration information to third parties who provide goods or services that the Seminary believes may be of interest to the user. If the user decides to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly, or contact Phoenix Seminary email@example.com.
Phoenix Seminary limits its own e-mail contact and solicitations to those users who have not “opted out” of receiving such communications. The solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the user with a method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar nature.
Finally, Phoenix Seminary may use individual members’ data to “pre-populate” forms, which are displayed for the purpose of collecting individual data by the Seminary. In no case does pre-populating a form transfer any data to any third party. Only if the user voluntarily requests that such data be transferred will any transfer take place – for example, if/when a user clicks a “submit form” button or other button.
Phoenix Seminary reserves the right to release any and all information contained within access logs concerning any visitor when that visitor is in violation of the Seminary’s published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to release such information in response to discovery requests, or in response to any circumstance in which the Seminary, in its sole discretion, deems an emergency. Phoenix Seminary cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using its servers or services for illegal activities. Phoenix Seminary also reserves the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.
Where authorized and subject to all applicable laws, you may have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information. You also have the right to withdraw consent to the use of your information, without affecting the legitimacy of the Seminary's use of the information prior to receipt of your request.
If users would like to have personally identifiable information changed or removed from Phoenix Seminary’s database, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that there will be residual information remaining within the databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, the Seminary reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers or users of this site if lawful.
Information collected in the European Union will be transferred out of the European Union to the Seminary. If you believe that the Seminary has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such data or data transfers, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate authorities. Please refer to the Seminary’s separate GDPR Policy for more information.
UPDATES TO THIS POLICY
We may update or change this policy at any time. Your continued use of this site after any such change indicates your acceptance of such changes.
7901 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
Phoenix Seminary (Phoenix) administers this Web site ("the site"). The terms and conditions set forth below ("the agreement") apply to all users accessing the site whether on campus or from remote locations. Please read the following information carefully.
Because the Internet is an evolving medium, the terms of this agreement may change from time to time. Please periodically review and become familiar with these terms. Continued use of the site after the posting of changes to these terms will signify the user's acceptance of these changes. Phoenix may immediately terminate any individual's use of this site and/or such user's password(s) or account(s) in the event the user violates the terms of this agreement or engages in conduct that Phoenix, in its sole discretion, considers unacceptable. Such removal or termination may occur without notice to the user.
Copyright Phoenix Seminary 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Although the site is freely accessible, Phoenix does not intend to cede its respective rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the site. Unless otherwise noted, Phoenix owns all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that are part of the site. To encourage a free and continuous flow of information, users are permitted (which may be revoked at any time) to download the material in the site for private, non-commercial use only, without alterations, as long as the copyright notice appearing on the downloaded material, "Copyright Phoenix Seminary 2018. All Rights Reserved" is included. By downloading material from the site, the user agrees that there is no explicit or implicit transfer of ownership rights.
If the user considers any material appearing on the site to be a copyright infringement and would like to report it, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Phoenix Seminary marks and associated logos are trademarks and service marks of Phoenix. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in the site are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners. No trademark or service mark appearing on the site may be used without the prior written consent of the mark's owner.
Code of Conduct
Users agree not to engage in any of the following conduct. Such conduct is unacceptable and may result in termination of use of the site.
- Restricting or inhibiting any other user from using and enjoying the site and services;
- Posting or transmitting any unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or harmful information of any kind;
- Posting or transmitting any advertisement, promotion, or solicitation of goods or services for commercial purposes without Phoenix's prior written approval;
- Posting or transmitting any information or software that contains a virus, worm, time bomb, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component;
- Posting or transmitting materials in violation of another party's copyright or intellectual property rights;
- Using the site for any commercial or unlawful purposes; or
- Modifying, adapting, sublicensing, translating, selling, reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling any portion of the site.
Users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Phoenix harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from:
(a) user's breach of this agreement;
(b) user's violation of the Code of Conduct above; or
(c) user's activities in connection with the site or site-related services.
Use of the site indicates that the user agrees to be bound by the terms of the agreement. If user does not agree to the terms of this agreement, please do not enter the site. For users who are not yet eighteen years of age, a parent or guardian may agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement on minor's behalf.
Users are free to license or purchase products or services described on the site. Merchants or applicable service providers may ask for certain information including but not limited to credit card or other payment information. Users must provide to any such merchant or service provider information that is accurate, complete, and current. Users agree to review and to comply with the terms and conditions of any specific agreement into which users enter with the merchant and/or service provider in connection with the licensing or purchase of any product or service. All charges appearing on user's account, credit card, or other payment mechanism are the responsibility of the user. Users are also responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to the purchase.
Where permitted, users may submit any text, images, data, or other materials ("content") to the site. In so doing, users acknowledge and agree that the grant of content to Phoenix is a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to link to, use, reproduce, transmit, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform, distribute, and translate content.
Further, by submitting content to the site, users certify ownership authority to grant such rights to Phoenix and acknowledge that the burden of determining whether any content posted or transmitted to the site by user is protected by copyright rests solely with user.
Contests and Promotions
Users acknowledge that if and when Phoenix sponsors contests and promotions ("special program"), or third parties sponsor a special program in conjunction with the site, either Phoenix or the third party will post terms and conditions in the official rules and/or registration area for the special program that apply to the particular special program. Those terms and conditions, to the extent they conflict with this agreement, will govern that particular special program.
Use of Secure Area and Password
With Phoenix's grant of a password, users are given access to any password-protected area on the site. Users may not distribute the password to others unless first granted Phoenix's written authorization to do so. Users are responsible for all uses of their password.
Users acknowledge and agree that Phoenix has the right, but not the responsibility, to monitor the site and site-related services, including without limitation chat rooms and forums, and to disclose any information to any third party in order to operate the site properly; to protect itself, its sponsors and users of the site; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; or to respond to any circumstance that Phoenix deems to be an emergency. Phoenix reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that are unacceptable, offensive, or in violation of this agreement, in the sole determination of Phoenix.
The Web site, including any content or information contained within it or any site-related service, or any product or service licensed or purchased through the site, is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, with express, implied, or statutory, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement. Users acknowledge that any warranty provided in connection with any of the products or services described herein is provided solely by the owner, advertiser, or manufacturer of that product and/or service, and not by the site and/or site-related services. Users assume total responsibility and risk for their use of this site and site-related services.
Neither Phoenix, nor its employees, agents, sponsors, third-party content providers, or licensors are responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other theory arising out of or relating in any way to the site, site-related services, and/or content or information contained within the site. Users specifically acknowledge that Phoenix is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users or third-parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Users' sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the site, site-related services, and/or content or information contained within the site is to stop using the site and/or those services.
Although Phoenix attempts to ensure the integrity of the site, the possibility exists that the site could include inaccuracies or errors, unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations made by third parties to the site. Phoenix makes no guarantees whatsoever as to its completeness, correctness, or accuracy. In the event that such an inaccuracy arises, please inform Phoenix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In many instances, the content available through the site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Web site user, or other user not under contract with Phoenix. Phoenix neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the site by anyone other than authorized Phoenix employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will Phoenix be liable for any loss or damage caused by the user's reliance on information obtained through the site. It is the user's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the site.
Links to Other Web Sites and Services
Parental Control Provisions
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, Phoenix hereby notifies users that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist users in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the Web sites of the Electronic Frontier Foundation: http://www.eff.org and America Links Up: http://www.netparents.org/.
Void where Prohibited
Although the site is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed or referenced in or on the site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. Phoenix reserves the right to limit the availability of the site and/or the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction it so desires, in Phoenix's sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such product or service that it provides. Any offer for any product or service made on the site is void where prohibited.
Restricted Rights Legend
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the government is subject to the restriction as set forth in the Technical Data and Computer Software Clause in DFARS 227.7202 and FAR 12.212, as applicable. Supplier is Phoenix Seminary, 7901 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260.
This agreement is entered into in the state of California and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to this agreement hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the state of California, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce this agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. In the event that any of the provisions of this agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal or competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter herein, and any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements existing between the parties hereto are expressly canceled. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption, or paragraph title contained in this agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any paragraph or provision herein.
Phoenix may at any time change the site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content or feature of the site, restricting its availability or limiting the amount of use permitted. Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means including, but not limited to, posting on the site, or by electronic mail, or by conventional mail. Use of the site after such notice shall be deemed to constitute user's acceptance of such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions.
7901 East Shea Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85260