Broad College Executive Development Programs (EDP) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of personal data in compliance with federal and state laws, as well as MSU policy. This privacy statement outlines the collection, use and disclosure of information provided to the University through this website (“Site”) or other means, such as submission by learners or applicants. Your use of this Site is subject to all applicable state and federal laws, as well as general University policies.
The Site collects two general types of information: (a) information you voluntarily provide to the University, which may include personal information (such as your name, address, e-mail address, etc.), and (b) information that is collected automatically when you visit this Site through cookies, third-party tracking technologies and server logs.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You Through the Site
This Site will only collect personal information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, responding to surveys, completing membership forms, sending e-mails, etc. The information collected by the Site is subject to MSU’s Institutional Data Policy. Generally, it is this Site’s practice to use personal information only for the purposes for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically stated on the Site. However, information collected through this Site may be subject to the University’s obligation to respond to subpoenas, court orders, discovery requests and requests for public records under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
The University may also access or permit access to information collected through this Site in accordance with and subject to the limitations of the University’s Acceptable Use Policy for MSU Technology Resources.
Although this Site has security measures in place to protect personal information provided to us by users, users should also take steps to protect personal information by, for example, closing all web browsers after using the Site. Information disclosed in chat rooms, news groups, forums, message boards and similar contexts may become public. Users should therefore exercise caution before disclosing personal information in such contexts.
The Site complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. When you engage in financial transactions at our Site, you may be asked for a credit card number. Unless otherwise noted on the Site, credit card transactions are encrypted and the server that processes your credit card information is secure. Such information may also be saved in an encrypted format or in internal systems that are protected by a firewall system.
Information the Site Collects Automatically
Third-party Tracking Technology
This Site uses Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, the Google Search API, Google custom search, the Google Maps API, Urchin and third-party advertising retargeting platforms.
This Site uses a tracking technology called Google Analytics to obtain Site usage information, such as users’ Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet domain and host names, browser software and the date and time that the Site is visited, which may be considered personal data in some jurisdictions. Data from Google Analytics allows us to monitor the use of this Site, understand how users find our Site and improve the Site’s function and content.
Site usage data collected through Google Analytics is not shared with other Google products and tools. Our use of Google Analytics is in compliance with Google’s Terms of Service. Google provides more information about Google’s privacy practices and information on how to opt out of Google Analytics tracking of your web browsing.
This Site uses Google custom search.
Our web servers routinely generate logs that contain the following types of information each time the Site is used:
- The date, time and length of your visit.
- The path taken through our Site and the browser being used.
- The list of files downloaded and the amount of time spent viewing video or audio files.
- The IP Address of the computer accessing our Site.
- Any errors encountered.
This information is used primarily to monitor the functioning and integrity of the Site and other MSU websites.
Updating Personal Information
You may correct, update or remove the personal information provided to EDP through the use of the Site. In particular:
- Contact information listed in the learner profile - to change personal information in the learner profile, log in to your learner portal and visit "My Profile".
When you submit information to MSU, or you use this Site and other services, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Statement. Please note that other Michigan State University sites may adopt different privacy practices as their specific needs require.
Information Submitted to EDP
Department Use of Personal Information
EDP collects and processes personal information (including certain Sensitive Information, as defined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) that is submitted to MSU from individuals who are, for example, applying for admission to the University, enrolled in the University, employed with the University, or are alumni of the University. MSU processes such personal information as necessary in the exercise of the University’s legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a public higher education research institution. Personal information submitted to MSU is subject to MSU’s Institutional Data Policy.
MSU may use information (including certain Sensitive Information, as defined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) collected from students, alumni, faculty, staff and prospective employees to register and enroll persons in the University, provide and administer housing to students, manage student and employee accounts, provide academic advising, deliver education programs, analyze and improve education programs, outreach, make regulatory reports, comply with accreditation requirements and other related University processes and functions. MSU may also use information to conduct general demographic and statistical research to improve University programs.
MSU may share information (including certain Sensitive Information, as defined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) with third parties who have entered into contracts with the University to perform functions on behalf of the University, subject to the obligation of confidentiality and safeguarding from unauthorized disclosure.
Retention of Your Information
Your information will be retained by MSU in accordance with applicable federal laws, state laws and the retention periods in the University’s record retention schedules.
MSU uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your information when you transmit it to the University and when the University stores it on its information technology systems.
Changes to Privacy Statement
EDP may update or change this policy at any time. Your continued use of the University’s website and any third-party applications after any such changes indicates your acceptance of these changes.