St. John's University Alumni Online Community Privacy Policy


The St. John’s University Alumni Online Community (“Community”) is provided by the St. John’s University Office of Alumni Relations (Alumni Relations) and is designed to facilitate communication among alumni for personal and University-related purposes. To safeguard the operation of the Community, the Office of Alumni Relations has adopted the following guidelines and policies.

Guidelines and Policies for Use

Information available to the Community is intended for the private use of St. John’s University alumni and for University-related purposes. Users of the Community must abide by the following rules:

Use of information available to users of the Community for commercial, public, political or business purposes, such as selling products or sending broadcast email, is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services and mass-mailings for commercial purposes.

Members may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the Community for home, non-commercial and personal use only, provided they maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and they agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Community.

Members shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from enjoying any service offered through the Community, and shall not post obscene materials or use abusive, defamatory, profane or threatening language of any kind. Additionally, users shall not knowingly upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component.

All user names/aliases adopted by Community members are subject to approval by Alumni Relations.

St. John’s University is not responsible for the content of the information available on, and has no obligation to monitor the use of, the Community. The University makes no representations relating to member use of the Community or concerning the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information found on the site.  The Office of Alumni Relations is not responsible for screening communications and will not actively monitor the use of the online directory. For this reason, it is essential that the alumni users of the Community report any abuse or misuse of the Community by emailing alumni@stjohns.edu. Participation in the Community is a privilege. The Office of Alumni Relations and St. John’s University reserve the right to suspend or terminate the login names of any individuals who misuse the information contained in the Community or otherwise violate this user agreement.

Eligibility

If you graduated with a degree from St. John’s University, you are automatically considered a St. John’s alumnus/alumna along with more than 163,000 others. All alumni are eligible to register for Community membership. Use of the Community indicates that you accept the Terms herein and agree to abide by them.

Privacy

Your privacy is a top priority to St. John’s University. St. John’s takes reasonable precautions to assure overall system security by monitoring security issues and industry trends to protect the privacy of Community members and secure the personal information available through the Community. All areas of the Community that contain private information are housed on a secure server using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption. The Community is also password-protected to allow access only to registered St. John’s University alumni. Although these precautions should help to protect any personal information available through the Community from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. Therefore, Community members have the ability to selectively hide the personal information that is listed in the alumni Community to be viewed by other Community members. This is easily accomplished by clicking on the “My Account” link and the then the “Update profile” page.  We invite you to explore this page, review your record and select any or all privacy settings you wish to apply.  Each section allows you to update your personal information and to also select specific privacy settings for your entire profile, each section of your profile or each field of your profile. The information we maintain about you in the Alumni Online Community is available only to St. John’s alumni and staff who have registered with the Community.

Email

By registering for the Community, members consent to receive emails from St. John’s University.  St. John’s University will send periodic news and information to Community member subscribers through email. This includes newsletters such as the Alumni e-digest and invitations to St. John’s events.  At any time, a member may update his or her email preferences in the “My Account” Section under the “E-mail Preferences” section of the Community. You can also update your contact preferences by going to “My Account”, then “Update Profile”, then “Update Contact Preferences” and select or enter your primary e-mail address and type that you would like for us to use when contacting you.

Password confidentiality

Please do not give your alumni password to anyone. Together with your login name, your password is your key to managing your Community information.

Payments and Transactions

Online Giving: If you believe there has been an error in your giving transaction, please contact St. John’s Gift Processing Office at givegift@stjohns.edu

Event Registration: If you believe there has been a payment error in your event registration transaction, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (877) 758-ALUM.

Third-party sites

Some of our sites provide links to third-party websites, including but not limited to commercial, educational, government or military institutions. The Office of Alumni Relations is not responsible and does not control the views expressed, the content or the privacy practices exercised by these third parties. We recommend that you review their individual privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information before submitting any of your own information. Such third-party sites do not have access to any personal information or data you provide when registering or updating your account information pages within our website.  While the Office of Alumni Relations is committed to protecting your privacy while you are on our site, it is ultimately your responsibility to protect your personal information while you are online.

Indemnification

As a condition of your use of the Community, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless St. John’s University and their respective trustees, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any losses, liabilities, damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses arising out of or accruing from your use or misuse of the Community.

Disclaimer of warranties

Your use of the Community is at your sole risk.  The Community is provided on an “as is” basis and St. John’s University expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind.    

Limitation of liability

In no event shall St. John’s University and its Trustees, Directors, Officers, Employees and Agents be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising from  or in any way connected with the use of the Community or with the delay or inability to use the Community, or for any information, software, products and services obtained through the Community, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Community, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise.  The user hereby specifically acknowledges and agrees that neither St. John’s University nor their Trustees, Directors, Officers, Employees or Agents shall be liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user of the Community.

Please note that St. John’s University reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the Community indicates your acceptance of such changes.

Contact us

To file a complaint regarding the use of personal information, report a violation of our Privacy Policy, or if you have questions pertaining to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at alumni@stjohns.edu.