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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last modified: November 2014

This is the privacy statement for websites, advertisements, and pages, including the online application, of Northwestern University Masters of Science in Communication (MSC) program. We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our web pages and engage our advertising. This policy is intended to make you aware of what information is collected while you browse, how we use that information and what options you have in this matter. The information outlined here is subject to change periodically. Your continued use of our site implies your acceptance of this privacy policy.

MSC does not and will not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our website or applicants to our programs. We abide by all applicable laws concerning your personal information.

The MSC website uses Google Analytics, Google AdWords and other Google services to monitor usage trends and adjust our content to serve the needs of the viewer. Google utilizes cookie-based tracking to provide this information to us. It does not, however, provide any personal information about users. Read more about Google’s policies, procedures and opt-out opportunities.

Additionally, our organization uses a Google remarketing, which also utilizes third-party cookies to show you ads about MSC programs that may be relevant to you on other websites. To learn more about remarketing or to opt out of this service, please visit this page.

Your browser sends us a variety of information such as IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser session, SSL Encryption and URL (Uniform Resource Locator). This information lets us know how you’re finding our site and which pages you’ve visited most often. All of this is used to improve the navigation of the site and make it more useful for our visitors.

In addition to the information provided by your browser, we also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us when you fill out an information request or an application for one of the programs featured on our site. Forms on this site provide users an opportunity to request information about and apply to the programs at Northwestern University MSC. The forms require participants to provide contact information, which in turn is used solely by MSC for phone/mail/email communication about MSC information and your application.

You have the option to opt out of Northwestern University MSC communications at any time. We will not share your personal information with anyone else, except as required by law. We may share quantitative, non-personal data about our viewers and applicants with affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, institutional partners and other third parties.