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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Freed-Hardeman University is committed to safeguarding nonpublic personal information. We respect every person’s right to privacy and security of nonpublic information that personally identifies you. This policy governs privacy of all forms of data collected, stored, and used by Freed-Hardeman University through its website and by all other means.

Freed-Hardeman University safeguards, according to strict standards of security and confidentiality, any nonpublic personally identifiable information from our students, employees, donors, and others for whom such information is collected.

We value your privacy very highly. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the https://www.fhu.edu Website (the “Website”) operated by Freed-Hardeman University, a(n) Not For Profit formed in Tennessee, United States (“us,” “we,” “our”) as this Privacy Policy contains important information regarding your privacy and how we may use the information we collect about you.

Your access to and use of the Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to everyone, including, but not limited to: visitors, users, and others, who wish to access or use the Website.

By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any part of the Privacy Policy, then you do not have our permission to access or use the Website.

Last updated: November 9, 2023

How we may use your information

We may use the information that you provide us for the following:

  • Analytics;
  • Counting ad impressions to unique visitors;
  • Creating new features;
  • Debugging to identify and repair errors;
  • Detecting security incidents;
  • Enforcing our Terms of Service;
  • Marketing and advertising;
  • Participation in surveys and contests;
  • Performing services;
  • Processing payments;
  • Protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for such activities;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Providing financing;
  • Resolving disputes;
  • Targeted advertising;
  • Verifying customer information;
  • Verifying position and quality of ad impressions.

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your device by your browser. This Website collects cookies. 

We do not use cookies to store personally identifiable information about our website users. In certain areas of our website, we do use cookies to store session information, but force SSL encryption on the pages in these areas.

Security of your non-public personal information

Freed-Hardeman University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Freed-Hardeman University secures the non-public personally identifiable information you provide in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure from our computer servers, paper documents and all other forms of stored data. When non-public personally identifiable information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, and in compliance with guidelines established by PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards).

We protect the integrity and privacy of your non-public personally identifiable information in a number of ways. We restrict access to non-public personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your non-public personally identifiable information.

Children's privacy

This Website is intended for use by a general audience and does not offer services to children. Should a child whom we know to be under 18 send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond to that child to inform him or her that they cannot use this Website.

Analytics Programs

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our sites. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website includes your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Other various scripts to enhance your web experience are utilized on this website.

If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Third-party websites

This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. We provide such hyperlinks for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to read and fully understand their Privacy Policies. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

We encourage you to always review the privacy statements of websites you link to from our network so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Freed-Hardeman University is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on websites outside of those under the University’s control.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at dclouse@fhu.edu.