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Privacy and Security Policy Privacy Policy


John Brown University values the privacy of the users visiting our web site. JBU has developed this policy to make sure our website visitors are aware of how JBU uses any information collected during the visit. Treating all people well is a reflection of our Christian values (Matt. 7:12), and how we steward personal information collected during a visit is an extension of that value.

This policy solely covers the privacy practices for

Information Collection

Information you provide: JBU will not sell, exchange, rent or otherwise disclose for commercial purpose any information you provide through outside the scope of ordinary university functions (i.e., information provided for recruiting will be used for recruiting, information provided for fundraising purposes will be used for fundraising, etc.). JBU does at times use third-party contractors in our normal business that we share information with. These contractors are not allowed to use information we provide for any other purpose besides the normal JBU business function they are contracted for.

Information we collect automatically: When you visit, we automatically collect information about your visit, which may include, but is not limited to: specifications of the device you used to access, the pages you visited while at JBU, information on how you arrived at, time you spend on each page while visiting JBU, navigation behavior while using, and other analytical data. This information is primarily used in aggregate with the information we collect from all users to analyze trends, aid in monitoring system performance, and provide guidance for optimizing future designs of We use the Google Analytics platform to help us collect and monitor this data.

Cookies may use web cookies or allow our partners to use cookies with those who visit our website. A cookie is “a small text file (up to 4KB) created by a Web site that is stored in the user's computer either temporarily for that session only or permanently on the hard disk (persistent cookie). Cookies provide a way for the Web site to recognize you and keep track of your preferences.” (

We may use cookies to help us:

  • Track what a user does over multiple visit sessions to JBU.
  • Tell our online advertising platforms (places we advertise, like who has previously visited

Most modern browsers enable you to disable cookies or delete your cookies on demand. For more information on how to disable to use of cookies on your browser, visit:

External Links may link to external websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policy of sites we link to.


JBU strives to take reasonable precautions regarding the security of our internet-accessible systems and the personal information of users who use those systems. However, since no system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we advise all users to thoughtfully consider their activity in light of the level of security threats that currently exist on the internet.


This policy may be updated from time to time. Updates will be posted on this Web page.


For questions about this policy, contact Lucas Roebuck, Chief Communications Officer at 479-524-9500 or e-mail him at

Last updated: Nov. 5, 2015

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