Privacy Policy

Student Media Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Web sites of NSU’s student-run campus newspaper, The Current, and/or our e-newsletter for students, SharkFINS.

Privacy Statement
Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our Web site unless you actively choose to make such information available to us. This Privacy Statement generally describes how we collect, use and/or share information gathered by our Web sites.

Information We Collect
When visiting our Web sites, some information is collected electronically or by technology. For example, when accessing the Internet, each computer is assigned a unique identifier called an IP address that identifies where information is coming from or where information should be sent. Along with your IP address, we collect information regarding which pages you visit on our site, from which page you came to our site, and the software you use to visit our site and its configuration. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. None of that information is associated with you as an individual.

Our Web sites also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. A cookie is a collection of information stored on your computer that usually includes a username and the current date and time or other user specific information that helps us tailor our Web sites to your interests. Your web browser (Netscape, Explorer, etc) allows you to be warned when cookies are being placed on your computer or to refuse all cookies. However, not accepting or disabling cookies from our Web sites may prevent you from accessing certain parts of our Web sites.

Information You Provide
In addition to information collected by technology, some parts of our Web sites may ask you to provide personal information. You will know when you are sharing personal information with us because you will need to send a message, fill out a form or application or answer questions, and then agree to provide this information to us. If you choose to share personal information with us, we will use the information only for the purposes you have authorized.

Our site, in some cases, uses online surveys to ask you for information and/or forms for you to request information, products, and/or services. These online surveys or forms may ask you to provide personal information like contact information (e.g., home or e-mail addresses or phone numbers), and unique identifiers (e.g. NSU ID number). Contact information from these forms is used to respond to requests for information, or to contact you when necessary or requested. Unique identifiers (such as NSU ID numbers) are collected from Web site visitors to verify your identity.

Some of the information we collect or that you provide may be saved for a designated or indefinite period of time, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law, in support of University sponsored programs or activities, or to protect the integrity, safety, and security of our Web sites (see below for information about how to update or remove your information).

Links Contained on Our Web sites
These sites may contain links to other non-Nova Southeastern University sites. Neither The Current, nor SharkFINS, nor Nova Southeastern University is responsible for the privacy practices and/or the content of such Web sites. Please be sure to check the individual privacy policies of those sites. Nova Southeastern University is also not responsible for any information collected by such Web sites.

Public Forums
These sites may make forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed by you or others in these areas is not private and becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these or other similar areas of our Web sites.

Children’s Guidelines
The Current and SharkFINS Web sites do not knowingly collect online contact information from children under 18 years of age without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and/or participation in the activity. In the absence of prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request. Such information will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent. We do not distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information with out prior parental consent. We do not give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent. We do not offer special games, prizes or other activities, to entice users to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity. We will, however, provide personal information collected about children if required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or a subpoena, or to protect the integrity, safety and security of our Web sites.

Questions/Corrections/How to Contact Us
If you have a question or spot a factual error in the content provided by The Current or SharkFINS, please contact us. For The Current, you may contact For SharkFINS, you may contact

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