Privacy Policy

MCPHS University (“MCPHS”) has created this privacy statement to disclose our privacy practices to visitors to our website and subscribers to our email service and our text messaging service. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website and for our email and text messaging services.

As described below, some of your personally identifiable information will be used by MCPHS for the purpose of contacting you about information that you have requested. By using the website, by subscribing to our email services, or by subscribing to our text messaging service, you expressly consent to MCPHS University’s use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement, including marketing efforts by MCPHS and our agents who are charged with communicating with our students and potential students. You acknowledge that communications to, from, and through this website and to and from us via email or text message are not confidential. You agree that by submitting communications through this website, and to and from us via email or text message, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied, or other relationship is created between you and MCPHS University.

What information does MCPHS collect?

We collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to disclose, and aggregate information that is automatically collected when you visit the website or communicate with us via email or text message.

“Personally identifiable information” refers to information that tells us specifically who you are. It is collected when you choose to request information about MCPHS through our website or communicate with us via email or text message. This information can include your name, address, phone number, current email address, programs of interest, and other information you choose to provide. If you choose to correspond with us through email or text message, we may retain your email address and messages, together with our responses.

MCPHS uses cookies and pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. GIF files enable ad servers, which store advertising content and deliver it onto digital platforms, to recognize the unique cookies on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements are most effective in bringing users to our website. Cookies are placed by us, or by companies with whom we work to manage our advertising. Similarly, retargeting is a form of online targeted advertising by which online advertising is targeted to consumers based on their previous Internet actions. Retargeting tags online users by including a pixel within the target webpage or email, which sets a cookie in the user's browser. Once the cookie is set, the advertiser is able to show display ads to that user elsewhere on the internet via an ad exchange. In any case, with cookies, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Additionally, you may choose to opt out of Google advertising or visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out page. Refusing cookies or opting out of Google advertising will not limit your ability to use this website.

Your web browser automatically sends us the type of computing device and operating system you are using. We may also collect and maintain the IP (internet protocol) address used by your computing device. In addition, we may collect the dates and times you access the myMCPHS portal and associated services, URLs requested, file names sent or received, search strings, and errors generated. We may also collect other information to assist us in maintaining or managing our systems, assisting you with a help request, or informing investigations. We may also share information with:

  • departments within MCPHS,
  • individuals and organizations involved in assisting MCPHS in providing services, and
  • in response to lawful orders issued by, local, state and/or Federal agencies.

How do we use the personal information that you provide to us?

In general, your personal information is used to contact you regarding educational opportunities and products offered by MCPHS University. We may store your information for the purpose of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making other products and services available to our students and prospective students. Occasionally, we may (but are not obligated to) use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the website and new programs we think you will find valuable.

Sharing information with third parties

To the extent necessary to deliver and improve services, we may share personal information with others outside MCPHS such as third party providers, vendors, and others acting on behalf of MCPHS. MCPHS does not sell personal information. MCPHS complies with lawful orders for production of records pursuant to law enforcement investigations, and in supplying information as may be required by local, state and Federal agencies. We cannot and do not make any representations about the practices and policies of such third parties, and they are not subject to this Privacy Statement.

How do we protect your information?

We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect. This software provides a limited degree of protection against unauthorized access or disclosure, as well as accidental loss, alteration or destruction.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links on our website to third-party sites that have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Email Messages

If you send us email, we may share your email address and message content with others inside MCPHS, and with persons and organizations outside MCPHS who may be called on to assist in processing your inquiry or serving your needs.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.

Email

MCPHS occasionally sends you email communications to inform you of news, events, and information relevant to you. If you require assistance in opting out of emails, please contact admissions@mcphs.edu.

If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Text Messaging

By opting in to receive text messages from us on your wireless telephone, you consent to receiving text messages at that telephone number, including Short Message Service (SMS) messages. By opting in, you accept and agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement and the MCPHS Terms and Conditions. If you require assistance in opting out of text messages, please contact the MCPHS Admissions Office at admissions@mcphs.edu or 1.800.225.5506.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact: admissions@mcphs.edu.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

The MCPHS University Privacy Statement is subject to change at any time. We encourage current students and prospective students to regularly review the Privacy Statement for any changes.