This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for Samford University ("the university", "we", "our" or "us") and applies solely to the information collected by (the site).

Please read this policy carefully before using the site. If you do not agree to the terms of this privacy policy, do not use the site.

Last Updated: 2024-05-15


This policy is intended to help you understand the following:
  • What information we collect, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices you have regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Information Collection

Analytics Data

We use Google Analytics and FullStory to automatically collect anonymized analytics data that allows us to improve the usability and usefulness of our site by enabling us to troubleshoot problems and understand how visitors found us, the information they value and the actions that are important to them. While these cookies do not personally identify you, if you do not want to share anonymous data with us, you may visit our site using your browser's incognito or private browsing mode.

Advertising Data

Allowing these cookies creates an advertising profile for your browser and device that allows us to serve more relevant advertisements for our products and services on third-party sites, allows us to pass enhanced conversion data to Google Ads and enables pixel tracking technologies from advertising platforms like Facebook, Google, Instagram and LinkedIn. These third-party services may use cookies, web beacons and other similar methods to collect information, provide enhanced analytics and target ads. You will only receive advertising cookies if you choose to accept all cookies or elect to accept advertising cookies in the privacy preferences dialog.

Personalization Data

These cookies create a personalization profile for your browser and device that allows us to serve more relevant content to you on this site. You will only receive personalization cookies if you choose to accept all cookies or elect to accept personalization cookies in the privacy preferences dialog.

Personal Information Collection

We provide opportunities for you to voluntarily share personal information such as your name, email address or phone number when they are needed to provide you with the information, products or services you are requesting. You will know when you are sharing personal information with us because you will have to perform an action like submitting a form, sending an email or calling a phone number.

Information Use

Anonymous Information Use

The university uses anonymous or aggregate information to help us better understand our various audiences, how they found the site, what technologies they are using and how they interacted with the site during their visits. Understanding audience engagement helps us make decisions regarding our services and assists us in improving the visitor experience.

Personal Information Use

The university primarily uses the personal information you provide to fulfill your requests. However, when provided, we may also contact you via email, phone or text message. If you elect to accept advertising cookies, we may also present targeted advertisements on third-party sites through the Google Content Network or social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or X to inform you of university products and services.

Information Sharing

No Sales or Rental

The university is the sole owner of information collected on our site. While we may share anonymous or aggregate information at our discretion, we will not rent or sell your personal information to anyone.

We may share personally identifiable information with partners providing services on our behalf. However, partners are not allowed to use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

We may share personally identifiable information with law enforcement agencies, courts, other government authorities or other third parties where we believe it is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of our partners.

Access to and Control over Your Information

You have certain rights regarding the personal information we hold about you, subject to local law. These may include the right to access, correct, delete, restrict or object to our use of, or receive a portable copy in a usable electronic format of your personal information. You also may have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection or privacy regulator.

Limit the Information You Share

You have several options to limit the information you share with us (and other websites).

  • Update your privacy preferences.
  • Block cookies in your browser.
  • Browse our site using your browser's private or incognito mode.
  • Enable do not track in your browser.
  • Manage your ad preference settings for Google, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Do not submit forms, send emails or make calls through the website.

Limit the Information You Receive

  • Emails from the university should include an unsubscribe link that will allow you to manage the email you receive. If you receive an email that doesn't allow you to unsubscribe, please forward the email to and add the word UNSUBSCRIBE to the subject line.
  • Request removal from our customer relation management system by sending an email to


Information is collected and transmitted with this site over an encrypted connection. While we take great care to protect your personal information, we acknowledge that no information system can be 100% secure and cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

In addition to securing your information during digital transmission, we also protect your information offline by limiting access to employees who need the information to perform a specific job like billing or customer service.

Policy Changes

The university may modify or update this privacy policy from time to time. We encourage you to remain informed by checking this page regularly for the latest changes.

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about your privacy. If you believe that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, please contact Samford's designated Data Protection Officer:

Privacy Officer
Technology Services
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229