NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association Website Privacy Policy and Refund Policy

The North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association strives to provide communication, leadership, and programming to enhance loyalty and commitment to the University. The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association’s website supports this mission by providing alumni with targeted communication pieces, opportunities to connect with classmates, and services and tools to stay informed about NDSU news and events.

Privacy and Security

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association has adopted these web site guidelines to ensure your privacy.


Information Collection

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association does not collect personal identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing information is strictly voluntary.

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association tracks the following as an accounting process to mark the number of visitors to different sections of our site. We use this data to determine ways to enhance the site for your navigation.

  • Name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • Date and time you access our site
  • Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site


You may voluntarily submit personal identifying information at other times, like, for example, in email messages containing a question or comment. We may forward your email to other NDSU employees who are better able to respond to your request.


The Online Directory

Limited profile information is automatically placed in the online directory unless you have requested specific privacy settings as noted below. This directory is accessible to guests approved by the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association. All registration requests are verified with the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association.

You have the ability to select privacy settings for your personal profile. Privacy settings allow you to choose the information you wish to be visible to other approved guests who visit the online directory.

Information you share through profile update forms is used to maintain our records and provide you with targeted content and communication.

You have the ability to update or edit your online information at any time through the profile update option.

Your personal profile may be used to:

  • Create relevant communication messages
  • Alert you of new site features, upcoming events, news and announcements, and alumni related benefits and services
  • Make the website easier for you to use and navigate


Security

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association uses appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of your personal information submitted to our site.

Portions of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website are password protected to allow access to registered and approved NDSU guests.

Password protection should effectively protect any personal information available through the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website; however, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. For your protection, you have the ability to hide your information from being viewed by other online directory members.

Guidelines for Proper Use

In the best interests of all guests using our website, the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association asks users to abide by the following guidelines for proper use.


Unauthorized Use

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website is for official University, Foundation, or Alumni Association use and communication of a personal nature between alumni and approved guests. Any information included in this website is for personal use only. Any information relating to alumni or approved guests for any other purpose, including but not limited to, reproducing and storing in a retrieval system, photocopying, or using the addresses for commercial or political contact or use is prohibited. The data contained on this website may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association.


Inappropriate Use

Users shall not inhibit another user from enjoying the services of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website by posting or using obscene or vulgar language or images. The use of abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language of any kind will constitute a violation of proper use guidelines for the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component. If a user engages in any of the above noted activity, future access to the website will be prohibited.

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association is not responsible for screening information published by users in personal profiles or anywhere in the website. For this reason, it is imperative that users of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website report any misuse or abuse. The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association reserves the right to deny a user further access to the website if he/she is in violation of the proper use guidelines.


Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information, logos, or images you find on the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website, please send your request to office@ndsualumni.com. Using the information, logos, or images without permission is prohibited.


Use of Links

Throughout the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website, links are provided to other servers that may contain information of interest to visitors. The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers or websites, and the user is cautioned that those websites or servers may have different privacy policies that should be reviewed before using them.

Creating a link to the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website without permission is prohibited. If you would like to create a link to the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website, please send your request to office@ndsualumni.com.


Opt-Out

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving electronic communication. Users may simply select the opt-out option on the communication they receive to be removed from future messages.

Liability and Indemnity


Accuracy and the Online Directory

The reliability of the information available in the online directory is largely dependent upon the actions of community registrants. The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association can make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this information.


Operation

The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association does not guarantee that its website will operate error-free. The NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association is not liable for any damages, including incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from the use of or inability to use information or materials available on its website.

 

Refund Policy

By making a charitable gift to the NDSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

 

Event Registration Refund Policy

This is the Event Registration Refund Policy of the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association.  Event Registration fees will be refunded, upon request, up to five working days prior to an event.  To request a refund, please send an email to office@ndsualumni.com.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions regarding the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association website privacy policy, please email office@ndsualumni.com or call 800-279-8971.




NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association | 1241 North University Drive | PO Box 5144 | Fargo, ND 58102 | 800-279-8971 or 701-231-6800 | Fax: 701-231-6801 | office@ndsualumni.com