Privacy Policies

Privacy Statement for the Washington Academy of Languages at City University of Seattle Web Site

Present Policy and Future Changes

City University of Seattle’s present policy with respect to users’ use of the Web site is to collect no personally identifiable information unless the user elects to make such information available to City University.[1]  “Personally identifiable information” includes name, address, telephone and fax numbers, social security number, and credit card, debit card or other charge card information.  Personally identifiable information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e., without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.  City University of Seattle reserves the right to change its privacy policy by announcing and posting the changes on the City University of Seattle Web site.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

If during your visit to our Web site you participate in a survey, send an electronic mail message, or perform some other transaction online, such as registering for a course, the following additional information will be collected:

  • The e-mail address and contents of e-mail, for those who communicate with us via e-mail,
  • Information volunteered in response to a survey, and
  • Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.

Online transactions requiring you to provide personal information may be completed by other means such as in person, by e-mail or phone.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

City University of Seattle will not share personally identifiable information with third parties without your permission, other than in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with legal requirements; (b) protect the rights or property of City University of Seattle or its affiliates, or (c) protect public safety in urgent circumstances.

Information Collected From Password Protected Areas

When users log into one of the password-protected secure areas of our site, we track user’s log-on ID, password, name, status (student, faculty, staff, etc.), which secured areas are available to that person, and error status.  At City University of Seattle, we only use cookies when a user logs into a secure area of our site that requires a password.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. City University of Seattle is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, nor is City University of Seattle an endorser of linked sites.

How We Protect Privacy Online

Access to personal information on our website, including information about student accounts, courses and grades requires a log-on ID and is password-protected for privacy and security.  However there is currently no technology that can guaranty against unauthorized, unlawful or criminal access by computer trespassers or others intent on violating the law.  City University of Seattle is not responsible for unlawful activities by third parties.

No Liability

City University of Seattle shall not be liable to any user, including students, for any violation of this privacy policy or for any future changes to the policy, or for any third party’s violation of this privacy policy or the privacy or confidentiality policies of the third party.  City University of Seattle shall not be liable for any damages, including actual, special, punitive, consequential, exemplary, statutory, or other damages, attorneys fees or costs, charges, fines, or any monetary compensation, to any user, for any claim, lawsuit, action or other proceeding arising from, relating to, or in connection with this privacy policy or future policies or any use of or access to the City University of Seattle Web site.


If you have other questions about www.cityu.edu privacy policies, or have suggestions on how these policies can be improved, please feel free to email us, or contact us at:
City University of Seattle 521 Wall Street Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98121

[1] Note however that “log” files may be automatically created by Internet protocols when users connect to City University of Seattle’s Web site.