Commitment to Privacy
The American University of Rome is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This statement describes our website information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information. Should you choose to provide us with any personal information, you can be assured that it will only be used by The American University of Rome to conduct official University business, in conformity with Italian law.

Information collected and how it is used
The AUR website automatically collects general information that does not identify you personally. This includes the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the web page from which you entered our website; the web pages you visited and for how long; browser used; date and time. To collect this data, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service that provides statistics and tools that help us focus on the needs and interests of our visitors and improve the overall functionality of the website. Learn more about the Google Analytics Terms of Use

Personal information such as name, address, email address, and telephone number is collected on the website via voluntary inquiry and application forms. Prospective students and alumni can opt out of receiving further communication from AUR by clicking on the opt-out option at the bottom of emails. If you make a gift online or use our online payment form using your credit card information, we enter this information into our secure database. Once your gift or payment is processed electronically by a secure credit card processing service, your credit card information is not maintained in our records.

Cookies
When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie, or small data file. Cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time so that you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to the other. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any of your personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features and content of our website. Learn how to disable cookies in your browser. 

Google
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en 

We do not use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

We have implemented the following cookies:
       Remarketing with Google AdSense

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Security
At The American University of Rome we are committed to ensuring the security of your information and have put in place the necessary physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to prevent unauthorized access to any information we collect. All information gathered on the AUR website is encrypted using 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and public-key encryption. 

Sharing your information
We will not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure is required by law.

Third Party Sites
The AUR website provides links to external sites as a convenience. Please note that the University is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites linked within our website.

Confidentiality of Student Educational Records
All enrolled students at The American University of Rome are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Italian privacy law. Read more about AUR’s Student Record confidentiality here.

Changes to this Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email
       Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in-site notification
       Within 1 business day

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
       Not to use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply
       Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

The American University of Rome
Via Pietro Roselli 4
00153 Rome, 
Italy

admissions@aur.edu