Privacy Policy of www.wku.edu

This Website collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data processed for the following purposes and using the following services:

    • Analytics

      • Google Analytics and Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel)

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

      • TikTok conversion tracking

        Personal Data: device information; Trackers; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); Usage Data

      • Meta Events Manager

        Personal Data: Trackers; Usage Data

      • Google Analytics 4

        Personal Data: browser information; city; device information; latitude (of city); longitude (of city); number of Users; session statistics; Trackers; Usage Data

    • Contacting the User

      • Contact form

        Personal Data: address; date of birth; email address; first name; last name; phone number

      • Phone contact

        Personal Data: phone number

    • Content commenting

      • Disqus

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Facebook Comments

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Displaying content from external platforms

      • Google Fonts

        Personal Data: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Google Maps widget, Google Programmable Search Engine, Instagram widget, YouTube video widget, Google Calendar widget and Vimeo video

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

      • Font Awesome

        Personal Data: Usage Data

    • Handling payments

      • Authorize.Net

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

      • Facebook Like button and social widgets, Twitter Tweet button and social widgets, Google+ +1 button and social widgets, Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets and Tumblr sharing button and social widgets

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Interaction with live chat platforms

      • WhatsApp Business Chat widget

        Personal Data: answers to questions; contents of the email or message; Data communicated while using the service; date of the message; first name; last name; phone number; profile picture; sender of the message; time the message was sent; user content

    • Registration and authentication provided directly by this Website

      • Direct registration

        Personal Data: academic background; billing address; budget; city; company name; country; county; date of birth; email address; fax number; field of activity; first name; gender; house number; language; last name; number of employees; password; phone number; physical address; picture; prefix ; profession; profile picture; Social Security number (SSN); state; Tax ID; Trackers; Twitter handle; Usage Data; User ID; username; various types of Data; VAT Number; website; workplace; ZIP/Postal code

    • Remarketing and behavioral targeting

      • TikTok Remarketing

        Personal Data: device information; Trackers; unique device identifiers for advertising (Google Advertiser ID or IDFA, for example); Usage Data

    • SPAM protection

      • Google reCAPTCHA

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Tag Management

      • Google Tag Manager

        Personal Data: Usage Data

Information on opting out of interest-based advertising

In addition to any opt-out feature provided by any of the services listed in this document, Users may follow the instructions provided by YourOnlineChoices (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar initiatives. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

The Digital Advertising Alliance offers an application called AppChoices that helps Users to control interest-based advertising on mobile apps.

Users may also opt out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

Further information about the processing of Personal Data

    • The Service is not directed to children under the age of 13

      WKU websites are not directed to children under 13 years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. All minors should ask for their parent’s permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the internet. These age restrictions are necessary to ensure compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

    • Selling goods and services online

      The Personal Data collected are used to provide the User with services or to sell goods, including payment and possible delivery.
      The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by this Website depends on the payment system used.

Contact information

    • Owner and Data Controller

      Western Kentucky University

      Owner contact email: webmaster@wku.edu