Disclosures


Independence University is a registered mark of Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc. Independence University is a branch of Stevens-Henager’s Ogden/West Haven main campus. For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates who completed the program and other important information, please visit our student information page. Independence University does not guarantee salaries, and salaries vary greatly depending on employer, specialty and geographic area. Starting salaries will vary by location and may be lower or higher than the median salary. Not all programs are available at all locations. The courses and programs offered by Independence University are not available to residents of the state of Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota or Montana. The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and the Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Medical Specialties are not available to residents of North Carolina.

Privacy Policy


The following represents the information gathering and use practices of Independence University (the “IU Site”). These web sites include Independence University and its subdomains.

Information Gathering


IU may collect information to improve functionality and content, and to monitor performance. IU staff use such data to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the web site or individual web pages. When you visit the IU web site, we may collect information regarding:

• Your Internet location (IP address).
• Which pages you visit on our site.
• From which web page you came to our site.
• Which software you use to visit our site and its configuration.

If you apply for admission or ask to receive other services provided by IU, any information you provide is confidential and is not shared with any third parties except as authorized by you as part of the application process or other service you receive.

Information Use


The IU web sites do not:

• Collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, email address) unless you voluntarily provide it to us.
• Provide or sell any personally identifiable information to outside agencies (third parties) except as authorized by you as part of the application process or other service.

The information we collect may include your name, address, phone numbers and email addresses where you may be reached. We may use this information to contact you through various means including phone calls, text messages, e-mail and postal mail about products and services that we offer.

IU works in a distributed information technology environment. Policies and procedures for other web sites may vary. If you have questions about any web site’s privacy practices, please contact the specific department, unit or organization that maintains the content.

Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the IU search engine but this tracking is never associated with individual users.

IU will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on IU or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IU, and (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of IU, or the public.

Security


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the College


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

Proviso


This web site contains the most current information and policies and will supercede any printed catalogs or other university publications.

For more information on privacy, please visit the Electronic Privacy Information Center (www.epic.org).

Discrimination Clause


Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Terms of Use

Please carefully read these terms and conditions before using these Independence University Web pages (the “IU Site”). By using the IU Site you indicate your agreement to these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use the IU Site.

Copyright and Proprietary Rights. This World Wide Web site is the property of IU and its licensors and is protected by United States and International Copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights in the IU Site and in the software, text, graphics, design elements, audio, music and all other materials originated or used by IU at its site (the “IU Information”) are reserved to IU and its licensors
• You may not reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any part of the IU Information or information accessed at other sites through links made at the IU Site (“Other Sites”) other than printing out or downloading portions of the text and images for your own personal, non-commercial use.
• You may not modify the IU Site, Other Sites, or any material residing on such Sites.
• You shall observe copyright and other restrictions imposed by Other Sites. You may not use the IU Site or Other Sites in any manner that infringes the rights of any person or entity.
• Domain names and trademarks of Other Sites, or contained in information accessed at Other Sites, are the sole property of their respective owners. No affiliation with, endorsement of, or sponsorship by IU should be inferred.

Responsibility for Content. IU does not screen, edit or review material submitted by users. IU can therefore accept no responsibility or liability for any material which may reside in or is accessed by the IU Site other than IU Information. IU has no responsibility with respect to Other Sites.

You may not link, upload, post or transmit any illegal, obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate material to the IU Site. You agree to indemnify IU from any damage, loss, cost or expense which may be incurred by IU as a result of the material you link, upload, post, or transmit to the IU Site. IU has no duty to review or edit materials submitted by users. Any such materials may be removed by IU at any time for any reason.

Exclusions Of Warranties. No warranties of any kind are made with respect to the IU Site or information, or Other Sites. IU DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE IU SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ACCURATE, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. WE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE AND DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE IU SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DATA LOSS OR CORRUPTION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE.

Submissions. All concepts, ideas, comments, manuscripts, illustrations, and all other materials disclosed or offered to IU on or in connection with this Site are submitted without any restrictions or expectation of confidentiality. IU shall have no financial or other obligations to you when you submit such information, nor shall you assert any proprietary or moral right of any kind with respect to such submissions. IU shall have the right to use, publish, reproduce, transmit, download, upload, post, display or otherwise distribute your submissions in any manner without notice or compensation to you.

Export Controls. Your use of the IU Site will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that govern the export of technical data.

Choice Of Law And Jurisdiction. This IU Site is operated from our offices in the State of Utah, United States of America. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah, without reference to any conflict of law principles.

Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL IU OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.
Limitation of Claims. Any action on any claim against IU must be brought by the user within one (1) year following the date the claim first accrued, or shall be deemed waived.

Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between the parties and may not be modified except in writing signed by both parties.

Social Media Terms of Use


By posting content on Independence University’s Social Media Sites you agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the social sites themselves and in particular you represent, warrant and agree that no content submitted, posted, transmitted, or shared by you will infringe upon the rights of any third party.

Independence University accepts no responsibility or liability for any data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, images, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever (“Content”) generated by you and publicly posted on Independence University’s Social Media Sites. We expect that all participants post Content that is both relevant and respectful to this community as a whole.

Specifically, we do not tolerate the following Content:

• Language that is abusive, harassing, stalking, threatening or attacking others
• Spam
• Vulgar language or offensive material
• Sales/promotion of goods or services, or links to other sites
• Advocacy of illegal or immoral activity
• Anything that infringes or may infringe copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights
• Files that contain viruses or programs that could damage the operation of other people’s computers
• Independence University has no obligation to monitor Independence University’s Social Media Sites. However, Independence University reserves the right to remove any Content that does not adhere to our guidelines and to block anyone who repeatedly violates them.

Content posted by users and by Independence University employees who are not Independence University spokespersons do not necessarily reflect the view of Independence University.

By posting content on our Social Media Sites, you grant Independence University the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, edit and/or display such content for any Independence University purpose.