Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 24 April 2018

Miskatonic University respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out the guidelines we follow to protect the information you provide us in the course of doing business with us; however, it is not a contract. Under no circumstances does this Privacy Policy create a legal right.

The Information We Collect from You and How We Collect It

We may collect and maintain personal information about you process your membership payment. We keep it very minimal and ensure that the data provided during purchase on PayPal.com remains strictly at PayPal.com. Please refer to PayPal.com’s Privacy policy information in you would like to know more. The only personal information used on this website are submitted names and email address. Submitted information may not be factual information as users submit the names they want listed which may not be their actual names but rather an avatar for this website. Users may create profiles that are unidentifiable to their actual identities by their own choice and accord. Users may change their profile’s name at any given time. 

We collect your personal information when you voluntarily provide us with information, visit the MiskatonicUniversity.org website, register on the MiskatonicUniversity.org website, use Miskatonic University services, and purchase using a partner website such as Zazzle.com and CafePress.com.

The personal information we collect about you through these various sources may include, but is not limited to:

  • Name, addresses
  • Physical addresses
  • Email addresses,

Once you register with Miskatonic University and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. In particular:

When you purchase a membership with Miskatonic University, we collect the following information from you using PayPal.com:

Required:

  • Name
  • Billing address
  • E-mail address
  • Credit card type, number and expiration date
  • Telephone number
  • In addition to Optional information provided by users.

When you opt-in to receive Miskatonic University’ email newsletter, we collect the following information from you:

  • Name 
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Zip code

Cookies and Web Beacons

Miskatonic University automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Miskatonic University cookie information, and the page you request.

Miskatonic University uses such information for the following general purposes:

  • Customizing the advertising and content you see
  • Fulfilling your requests for products and services
  • Improving our services
  • Providing anonymous reporting

Miskatonic University may set and access Miskatonic University cookies on your computer. Miskatonic University lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Miskatonic University’ cookies.

Miskatonic University uses web beacons to access Miskatonic University cookies inside and outside our network of websites and in connection with Miskatonic University products and services.

How Your Information Will be Used

MIskatonic’s Services

Your personal information is used by Miskatonic University and its vendors to process and confirm your membership or external purchase, and may notify you of special offers that we think may be of interest.

When you opt-in to receive Miskatonic University’ email newsletter, we use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including sending out notices for special offers from Miskatonic University or any one of its partners via email.

When you send us an email, Miskatonic University or a third party contractor may retain the content of the email, your email address, and all related correspondence. We use this information to track and measure our level of service.

What Information of Displayed to Anonymous Users

Miskatonic-university.org is a vanity site. Much like the Hollywood Walk of Fame or a Donation Board that you may see at a local museum, we display information submitted by our members. Membership Profile information provided to Miskatonic-university.org is provided with the consent to reveal and display that information to the public. Information provided to the pubic:

  • Username
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Display Name
  • Studies
  • Year Graduated
  • School Activies
  • Campus Life role

The reason all this information is clearly provided is that Miskatonic-University.org is a network social-media site. The entire platform is built for community building around the works of H.P. Lovecraft. All information displayed on member profiles are strictly information provided by users upon purchase of membership. Users are free to provide their factual name or may submit a fictitious name and profile. Miskatonic University does not verify any profile information provided by member’s of this website as that information is strictly or novelty and vanity purposes.

Legal Requirements

Your personal information may be disclosed to government and law enforcement agencies if required to do so by law, court order, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is necessary. This may be done without notice to the affected individual.  Further, to the extent required by law, we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Miskatonic University’ terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

With Whom We Share Your Information

Anonymous information about all of our users may be shared with third parties for the purposes of website analytics reporting. Miskatonic University does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • Miskatonic University displays targeted advertisements based on personal information using Google Adsense. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria – for example, women ages 18 to 24 from a particular geographic area. Miskatonic University does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

Other Sites

This privacy policy does not cover any other website, including those related to the MiskatonicUniversity.org site or linked from our site. We have no control over other sites’ privacy policies or use of any personal information you or others may share with them.

Minors

Miskatonic University does not seek to receive information from children under the age of 18. However, memberships on the www.MiskatonicUniversity.org site are made without requiring the user to disclose his or her age as all information is considered fictitious.

Security

Your billing address and credit card information is collected through PayPal.com on behalf of Miskatonic University to process your membership. Credit card information and passwords generated through their  systems are stored fall under the privacy terms of PayPal.com. This information will be used if we need to contact you regarding that purchase.

Consent

By using the MiskatonicUniversity.org website, you agree to the collection and use, consistent with applicable laws, of information available on or through this site (including your personal information) by Miskatonic University, its partners, and permitted agents. Unless otherwise required or permitted by applicable law, we do not intend to use your personal information collected through the MiskatonicUniversity.org site in ways not described in this Privacy Policy  without first providing you the opportunity to opt-out of that use.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify our Privacy Policy at any time. In the event that we make a modification to our policy we will change the “Effective date” at the top of this page to reflect the date of the modification.

How Long We Retain Your Information

We generally retain your information only as long as reasonably necessary to provide you the Services or to comply with applicable law.

However, even after you deactivate your account, we can retain copies of information about you and any transactions or Services in which you may have participated for a period of time that is consistent with applicable law, applicable statute of limitations or as we believe is reasonably necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, to detect or prevent fraud, to collect fees owed, to resolve disputes, to address problems with our Services, to assist with investigations, to enforce our General Terms or other applicable agreements or policies, or to take any other actions consistent with applicable law.

Third-Party Advertising & Analytics

We can use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics services. These third parties can use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information, such as your IP address, identifiers associated with your device, other applications on your device, the browsers you use to access our website, webpages viewed, time spent on webpages, links clicked, and conversion information (e.g., transactions entered into). This information can be used by Miskatonic Novelties and third-party service providers on behalf of Miskatonic Novelties to analyse and track usage of our website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand how you use our website. The third-party service providers that we engage are bound by confidentiality obligations and other restrictions with respect to their use and collection of your information.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third parties’ privacy policies. For more information, we encourage you to check the privacy policies of these third parties to learn about their privacy practices. For more information about targeted advertising specifically, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

Examples of our third-party service providers to help deliver our Services or to connect to our Services include:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to understand how our Services perform and how you use them. To learn more about how Google processes your data, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. To opt out of Google Analytics please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Facebook: We use Facebook to advertise and market our services, and to enable our customers to market their services. To learn more about how Facebook uses your data please visit https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/325807937506242 or log on to you Facebook account and access your settings. To understand more about Facebook advertising please see https://www.facebook.com/about/ads.

Your Rights

Personal Information

If you reside in Europe, you have the right under certain circumstances:

  • to be provided with access to your personal data held by us;
  • to request the rectification or erasure of your personal data held by us;
  • to request that we cease processing your data;
  • to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data (while we verify or investigate your concerns with this information, for example);
  • to object to profiling activities based on our own legitimate interests;
  • to object to solely automated processing; and
  • In addition, where you have provided your consent to our processing of personal data, you can withdraw this at any time.

In order to exercise any of these rights (including the right to withdraw your consent), please email info@miskatonic-university.org. We may need to verify your identity before granting access or otherwise changing or correcting your information.

Deactivating Your Account

If you wish to deactivate your MiskatonicUniversity.org account, you can do so by following these steps to Delete your Account. You may also email us at any time at info@miskatonic-university.org and request your account be deleted after we verify your identity and relationship to the account.

Changes To This Privacy Notice

We change this Privacy Notice from time to time by posting a revised version and updating the ‘Effective Date’ above. The revised version will be effective on the “Effective Date” listed. If you disagree with these changes, you can cancel your account at any time and/or stop your use of our Services. Your continued use of our Services constitutes your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Notice.

Contact

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice.

Miskatonic Novelties
4371 SW 12 STREET
Miami, FL 33134, U.S.A.

info@miskatonic-university.org

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our notice, or if you believe our notice or applicable laws relating to the protection of your personal information have not been respected, you may contact us with the information listed above, and we will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response. We may request additional details from you regarding your concerns and may need to engage or consult with other parties in order to investigate and address your issue. We may keep records of your request and any resolution.