Web Privacy Policy

DigiPen (USA) Corporation, dba DigiPen Institute of Technology (“DigiPen”) respects the privacy of people who visit our web site, www.digipen.edu, as well as our sub-web sites:  projectfun.digipen.edu, games.digipen.edu, news.digipen.edu, explore.digipen.edu, and gallery.digipen.edu (individually and collectively referred to herein as the “Site”). 

This Privacy Policy reflects the current information practices of DigiPen. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us at privacy@digipen.edu. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site.

Information Collection, Sharing, and Use

DigiPen may collect personal information from users of the Site.  DigiPen may also use automated technologies on the Site, such as cookies, to collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your IP address or the type of browser you use.   A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the device from which a user accesses the Site and which contains information about the user. Cookies enable DigiPen to recognize you when you revisit the Site and can provide you the benefit of not having to reenter certain information, such as your email address, because the information is stored in the cookie.  DigiPen may also use cookies to better operate the Site and help improve web site usage by collecting information such as your IP address, domain name, and operating system.  Your browser may include a feature which can be set to alert you of cookies. You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by the Site. However, you may not be able to use some of the features of the Site if you elect to reject a particular cookie.

We only have access to or collect personal information that you voluntarily supply us with.  We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.  We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, or as required by law.  For example, DigiPen may disclose personal information to third parties (including without limitation, governmental agencies) if required to do so by law or based on the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of DigiPen or its agents or contractors; or (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of DigiPen, the Site, or the public. 

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you in the future to tell you about our programs, upcoming events, educational opportunities, special announcements, or changes to this Privacy Policy.  The information we collect from you will be used solely for the purpose intended.  For example, if you provide us with admission information, we will use that information for admission purposes.  DigiPen may also use the information collected through the Site to: respond to requests for information; improve our Site; or enforce the terms of use for our Site.   With respect to tuition, housing, and related payments, DigiPen uses Tuition Management Systems “TMS”.  Information collected by TMS is subject to their privacy policy, which is available at this link and in the footer of the TMS payment page:  https://digipen.afford.com/PPT/MakeAPayment. With respect to application fees, enrollment fees, and ProjectFUN related payments, DigiPen uses Cybersource as our third party payment processor and the submission of your payment information will be subject to the terms of Cybersource’s privacy statement, the link to that privacy statement is available here: www.cybersource.com/privacy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given below or by following “unsubscribe” steps for email, as appropriate.  At your request, we will remove your personal information from our files.

Security

You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. While we strive to protect your personal information, DigiPen does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Third-Party Sites and Links

You may access third-party web sites through this Site, and those third-party web sites may collect personal information about you. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of third-party web sites. If you have any questions about the personal information collected by third-party web sites, including how they collect and use personal information, you should contact the third-parties directly.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. 

Children’s Privacy

The Site is not intended for or directed to children under the age of 13. Any person who provides their information to DigiPen through the Site represents to DigiPen that they are 13 years of age or older.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time, without notice, and all updates will be reflected on these pages.  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately via telephone at 425-895-4438 or via email at privacy@digipen.edu.