OBU endeavors to practice Christian stewardship in all aspects of our work. This includes how we collect and care for the personal information we collect from you.
We hold ourselves to high standards when it comes to how we gather information, where and how it is stored, and who we share this information with.
We gather information about you in various ways, detailed below.
When you visit the OBU website, we collect anonymous information about you and what pages you are visiting, such as your IP address and general details about the web browser and device you are using.
Information you provide to us
Some website actions give us identifiable information about you, which we then store and use for various purposes depending on how you provided that information. While you may choose not to take such actions, you may not be able to fully utilize the OBU website as a result.
Information provided by outside sources
We may occasionally receive and store information about you from outside sources. When possible, we match this information with any information you provide to us.
Using and distributing information
OBU uses the information collected in the ways above for several purposes using a variety of technologies and services. Such purposes include recruitment and engagement of prospective and current students as well as communication and engagement of alumni and donors.
We may use the email addresses you provide to us to communicate directly with you. Some services we use will notify us when you have opened these emails or clicked on links within the email.
Cookies and website personalization
We may use your information to personalize your website experience. This includes using cookies, which are information files stored on your device to identify you anonymously or individually.
Working with third parties
OBU may contract services to assist in working toward website and recruitment objectives. We may share information about you with these third parties, and they may collect information on our behalf. When this occurs, these third parties follow the same policies and procedures as OBU when it comes to collecting, securing and using your personal information.
Remarketing and advertising
As part of the above, we may use the information you provide to serve advertising to you on other websites (also known as remarketing.)
OBU websites have procedures in place to safeguard any information about you we collect. This includes data access procedures and encryption requirements for specific types of information.
Some of the third-party services OBU uses for website purposes are listed below.