Minerva and Minerva Schools at KGI jointly collect information on our respective websites and during the Minerva Schools at KGI application process.
Effective date: September 12, 2013
Generally speaking and for the purposes of this policy, personal information is: 1) personal identifiers that are used to identify who you are or that are tied to your real identity, like a name, address, email address, government issued identifier, or other unique identifier such as a student ID number, and 2) information that is tied to and stored with those personal identifiers.
MSKGI collects personal information when you visit the MSKGI website, when you create a MSKGI account, and when you submit an application for admission to Minerva Schools at KGI. In addition, we may also receive information about you from partners, educational institutions, or other third party sources that we may combine with other personal information we may hold about you.
MSKGI may collect information you provide on the MSKGI website like your name, email address, and other contact and personal information.
In addition, we receive information that your computer or device automatically sends to us like your IP address, a date and timestamp of your visit, a referring URL of the website you were visiting prior to coming to our website, and information about the type of browser, operating system, and device you are using to access our site.
MSKGI is currently partnered with the Minerva Project which provides services to KGI (the Keck Graduate Institute) for the Minerva Schools at KGI. During this partnership, Minerva Project and KGI jointly collect and share personal information about applicants to the Minerva Schools at KGI for admissions, administrative, reporting, and operational purposes.
The Minerva Schools at KGI application is multi-step process where you’ll be asked to provide information about yourself to help us evaluate your application for admission. Different applicants will likely provide different kinds of information, so what is collected from each applicant will vary. No two applications or applicants will be the same.
The following are the general types of information we will collect during the application process:
Personal information that is collected from you during your visits to the MSKGI website is used to operate and improve the design and usability of our sites, to respond to inquiries, and to provide information to you that is requested from us. If you apply to Minerva Schools at KGI, information about your visits to our website and the Minerva website will be combined with information contained in your application materials.
Personal information that is collected from you during the application process is used first and foremost to evaluate you as a candidate for admission. In addition, personal information provided in your application may be used to determine your eligibility for scholarships and other awards.
We may also look at application information in the aggregate, without personal identifiers, to better understand characteristics of our applicant pool in any given year or over time. We do this to improve the application process.
Finally, contact information included in your application may be used to communicate with you about your application and about MSKGI. Some of these communications we deem to be essential to the application process and are required.
MSKGI shares personal information of its applicants or website visitors when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
MSKGI may share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information from MSKGI applications publicly and with our partners or other organizations.
MSKGI may from time to time employ vendors, contractors, and other 3rd party service providers. These service providers work for us under confidentiality agreements and may have access to your personal information in order to process or evaluate application materials or provide other services to MSKGI such as fulfillment, billing, direct mailings and student communications, or to perform other similar functions.
In addition, MSKGI uses analytics service providers, like Google Analytics, to better understand usage patterns on our own services. These providers collect information across MSKGI websites on our behalf. MSKGI uses these service providers to better understand how people use our services and so that we can improve the design and usability of our products. We do not engage in "tracking" users outside of our service and website. Consistent with this, we do not take any action when a browser sends us a DNT (do-not-track) signal.
During the application process you can access, edit, and delete content you’ve uploaded as part of your application. However, once you finalize and submit application content at the conclusion of each step, it is no longer editable.
If you need to request correction of information that MSKGI has about you that is no longer accessible to you directly online, you may contact MSKGI to make your request.
MSKGI retains application data for record keeping and analysis purposes but may, at its sole discretion, delete it for any reason at any time and is under no obligation to maintain it.
MSKGI takes reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We take the following steps to help keep your data secure:
MSKGI will never ask you for financial information or for your account password in an email or phone call. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
Minerva Schools at KGI currently does not accept online applications from applicants under the age of 13 or knowingly collect information from users on our site who are under 13.
If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child who is under 13 has provided us with personal information without their consent, they should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information in an application submitted online, we will delete such information.
If you are a parent of a student under the age 13 who wishes to apply to Minerva Schools at KGI, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.