Web Privacy Statement 

Thank you for visiting The Maine College of Health Professions (“MCHP”) website. This Web Privacy Statement describes the privacy practices for MCHP’s homepage, www.mchp.edu, including how we collect and process personal data. By using the MCHP website, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Web Privacy Statement. Some MCHP webpages may also contain links to other websites, which will have their own privacy practices. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. 

Collection, Use, and Sharing of Information 

MCHP does not require you to identify yourself while using our public webpages linked from www.mchp.edu. MCHP’s public webpages do not collect your Personally Identifiable Information. We may automatically collect and store general information about you and your visit to our public webpages. That information does not identify you personally unless you choose to provide your personal information. The information we collect is used to track how users interact with our website, so that we can improve the user’s experience and make other improvements to the services and resources available via MCHP’s websites. The information that we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following

  • The IP address from which you access our website 
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet 
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website 
  • The date and time you access our site 
  • The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit 
  • The advertisement or link that you click on to get to our website (referral data) 
  • The internet address of the website from which you linked to this website 

The information that we collect automatically is stored and used in aggregate form only and is not used to contact you personally. We may also collect other information as described in this Web Privacy Statement.

MCHP may share information with contracted non-MCHP entities, third-party vendors, or service providers to provide services to you on our behalf. MCHP may also offer opportunities for you to opt-in to receive information from non-MCHP entities. If you opt-in, you may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products, or services that might interest you. You will always have the opportunity to opt-out with these organizations directly by using their unsubscribe or opt-out process. 

Cookies, Other Websites, and Website Activity 

When you visit our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer used to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. Cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. Information that we gather from cookies is not linked to any of your PII while on our site unless you choose to provide your personal information during your visit. You can accept or decline cookies at your discretion. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings 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.

Some MCHP webpages may also have cookies that originate from third parties. These “third-party cookies” may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or other social media services for which www.mchp.edu has implemented “plug-ins.” Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should review their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly. 

Google Analytics and Other Marketing Tools 

MCHP may use Google Analytics, as well as other similar tools, as business needs arise, to help analyze how users interact with our websites and, in some cases, to provide our users with more personalized content. The third-party tools typically utilize cookies but may also use pixel gifs or beacons. The information generated by the cookie and/or beacons about your use of MCHP websites is transmitted to these tools. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on activity for our websites.

We may use Google Analytics to aggregate and track non-identifiable visitor information for the following business purposes: remarketing across devices with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick (Google Ads), Google Analytics Demographics, and Interest Reporting.

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, Google has provided a plugin for most browsers that enables this functionality. Learn more about how the plugin works and how to install it. Google Analytics also provides you with the ability to modify and delete the information that Google tracks for remarketing purposes by visiting Google’s ad settings page. You can also disable the collection of any demographic data on that page. Also, you can modify and delete the information that Google tracks for remarketing purposes by visiting Google’s ad settings page.  

Information Protection 

MCHP uses reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.