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:
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:
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.
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 email@example.com.
How the Seminary Uses/Does Not Use Gathered Information
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.
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 2023. 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.
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
By proceeding with registration, you are consenting to conduct transactions and enter into agreements electronically, with no paper confirmation of said transactions/agreements to be provided. These transactions/agreements may occur at any time during your academic career and may include but are not limited to any of the below stated items. Phoenix Seminary may provide communications and engage in transactions with you in paper form at any time, despite this consent. This includes receiving all communications via the institution’s primary method of contact, which includes but is not limited to personal email account, via the student portal, PS.com or by phone/text to any active phone number provided by me in my student record. Communications may include the following:
I specifically consent to receive my year-end 1098T tax form electronically via my student portal unless I have taken the appropriate measures to opt-out of electronic delivery, in which case a paper copy will be made available. To opt out and request a paper copy, I must email a notice to: email@example.com
Written notice must include your specific request to opt-out of the electronic delivery option for your 1098T document and verification of your current address on file with the institution. If your address is incorrect, you must update your address information via student your portal prior to submitting this request. My request must be received by Phoenix Seminary no later than October 31st of the tax year for which I wish to elect paper delivery. If I do not fulfill the opt-out requirements by the stated deadline, I will be able to view and print a copy of my 1098T by accessing my student portal. Although the duration of this agreement is indefinite, I may withdraw my consent by following the instructions above. Confirmation of my consent withdrawal will be sent to my personal email address.
In order to conduct business electronically with Phoenix Seminary, you must use a computer with a supported operating system and internet browser, sufficient electronic storage capacity on the computer's hard drive or other data storage unit, a printer that is capable of printing from the browser, and email software. If you do not agree with any of these items, or have questions about this consent request, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.