Internet Privacy Policy

Sierra Nevada University is committed to maintaining the privacy of users of and its subdomains. The following describes what information is collected on and through the website, and how it is used.


Information We Gather Automatically

Sierra Nevada University uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc, and other website tools to track web browsing and site usage patterns. This helps us understand how our site is being used and how to improve the user experience. Information is collected through the use of “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer that are associated with your IP address.

We do not associate your IP address with your email address or other personal information unless required to do so by law. Please visit the following pages for more information on Google Analytics Terms of Service and Google’s Privacy Policy.

Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, may place advertising cookies on your computer that enable us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number. You can visit the The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or the AdRoll Internet Based Advertising Policies sites to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising.

You may refuse the use of all cookies by using anonymous browsing windows or the Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. This may prevent you from using the full functionality of some sections of the website.


Information You Provide Voluntarily

In the course of using Sierra Nevada University’s website, you may choose to provide information to us through web forms, e-mail or other electronic means. Any personally identifiable information you submit will be used only for the purpose(s) indicated. Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request, and may be recorded to help us improve our response.

We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law.


Protecting Your Information

All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted by our payment gateway provider. We do not record or store credit card information.


Student Record Privacy

Sierra Nevada University complies with the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which governs the release of and access to student education records. Visit the FERPA Notification page for a description your rights and options under the law.


External Links

Some Sierra Nevada University webpages may contain links to external websites outside the domain. The college is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Web sites.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

This policy is effective as of April 21, 2015. If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.