Who we are

Dallas International University’s website address is: https://www.diu.edu. See our Contact page for more information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact form submissions are sent as an email for customer service purposes. Information submitted through a contact form is used solely for the purpose described in the form and not for other sales purposes. For example, if you fill out a newsletter subscription form, your information is only used to subscribe you to that newsletter.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish a page or post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Some pages on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

H5P

We may process and store personal data about your interactions using xAPI. We use the data to learn about how well the interactions are designed and how it could be adapted to improve the usability and your learning outcomes. The data is processed and stored [on our platform|on an external platform] until further notice.

We may store the results of your interactions on our platform until further notice. The results may contain your score, the maximum score possible, when you started, when you finished, and how much time you used. We use the results to learn about how well you performed and to help us give you feedback.

We may store interactive content that you create on our platform. We also may send anonymized reports about content creation without any personal data to the plugin creators. Please consult the H5P tracking information page for details.

If you use interactive content that contains a video that is hosted on YouTube, YouTube will set cookies on your computer. YouTube uses these cookies to help them and their partners to analyze the traffic to their websites. Please consult Google’s Privacy policy for details. It is our legitimate interest to use YouTube, because we we need their services for our interactive content and would not be able to provide you with their video content features otherwise.

If you use interactive content that contains a Twitter feed, Twitter will set a cookie on your computer. Twitter uses these cookies to help them and their partners to make their advertizing more relevant to you. Please consult Twitter’s Privacy policy for details. It is our legitimate interest to use Twitter, because we need their services for our interactive content and would not be able to provide you with it otherwise.

If you use interactive content that contains speech recognition, Google Cloud will process your voice for converting it to text. Please consult Google’s Privacy policy for details. It is our legitimate interest to use Google Cloud, because we we need their services for our interactive content and would not be able to provide you with speech recognition features otherwise.

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Google Analytics

Dallas International University utilizes Google Analytics to help us improve our website content and navigation. Google Advertisements, including Demographics and Interest Reports, are not enabled on this site. You can read more about Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Who we share your data with

Data obtained through comments or contact forms on this website is used solely by Dallas International University and is not sold or transferred to any other entity. Google Analytics data is not shared with any other outside entities (Google Advertisements, including Demographics and Interest Reports, are disabled on this site).

How long we retain your data

Data from contact forms is sent via email to the specific personnel at Dallas International who are responsible for managing that form. E.g., data from subscriptions to our newsletter are sent by email to our Donor Relations department.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Requests may be sent to online@diu.edu.

Contact information

Any questions or concerns about our privacy policy may be submitted to online@diu.edu. We value your privacy and make every effort to ensure that our users’ personal data is safeguarded.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website is encrypted to help protect your online privacy.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Dallas International University is committed to maintaining a safe and secure online presence. We utilize next-generation firewalls and network monitoring technology to help ensure that our site visitors are safe while using our online services.