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Right to Privacy Policy

At Carolina College of Biblical Studies, we highly value and respect the privacy of our students, faculty, staff, and all individuals associated with our academic community. We are committed to upholding the right to privacy and ensuring the protection of personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect and use personal information solely for legitimate and lawful purposes related to academic and administrative activities. Personal information may be collected during the admissions process, registration, provision of services, academic progress tracking, and other relevant interactions. We strive to collect only the information necessary to fulfill these purposes and will obtain consent when required.

Confidentiality and Security

We maintain appropriate measures to safeguard personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Access to personal information is limited to authorized personnel who require it for legitimate purposes. We ensure that our employees, contractors, and third-party service providers adhere to strict confidentiality obligations.

Disclosure and Sharing of Personal Information

We do not disclose personal information to external parties, except in cases where it is necessary to fulfill our educational or legal obligations or when consent has been obtained. Examples of such disclosures include, but are not limited to, sharing information with academic institutions, accreditation bodies, government agencies, or as required by applicable laws.

Rights and Choices

Individuals have the right to access, review, and correct their personal information held by the institution, subject to any legal limitations. If you believe that your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you may contact the Office of the Provost to request updates or corrections.

Consent and Withdrawal

By providing personal information to Carolina College of Biblical Studies, individuals are deemed to have provided their consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their information as outlined in this statement. Individuals may withdraw their consent at any time, subject to contractual and legal obligations. Withdrawal of consent may impact certain services or educational opportunities provided by the institution.

Use of Personal Information for Communication

Carolina College of Biblical Studies may use personal information to communicate with individuals regarding academic matters, administrative notifications, updates, events, and other relevant information. Individuals may have the option to manage their communication preferences or unsubscribe from certain types of communications.

Data Retention

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, as required by law or regulations, or as necessary to support legitimate institutional interests. Once the retention period expires, we ensure the secure disposal or anonymization of personal information.

Third-Party Websites and Services

Our academic catalog may contain links to third-party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. We encourage individuals to review the privacy policies of these third-party entities when accessing their services.

Updates to the Privacy Statement

This privacy statement may be revised periodically to reflect changes in applicable laws, regulations, or institutional practices. We encourage individuals to review the most recent version of the statement available on our website.

For any inquiries or concerns regarding privacy practices at Carolina College of Biblical Studies, individuals can contact the Office of the Provost for assistance.

Updated: July 2023