Website Privacy Notice

The George Washington University is committed to safeguarding and maintaining the privacy of your personal information.  In order for the university to provide our services, it is necessary for us to collect and use (process) personal information of our website visitors. This Privacy Notice describes our practices with regards to the collection and processing of personal information through the university’s websites.

For purposes of clarity, 本通知中使用的“处理”包括收集, use, storage, transmission, disclosure, and destruction of personal information. This Privacy Notice applies to all information collected by the university and its third-party service providers (collectively, GW, university, us, or ours), 包括但不限于发布本隐私通知链接的网站和应用程序.

By continuing to use and interact with GW websites and by providing GW your personal information, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Notice.  

Information Collected

In general, GW collects and processes two types of information through its websites: (1) information voluntarily provided by you in order to receive requested information and/or services, 以及(2)在您浏览ag真人网网站时自动收集的信息.

Information You Provide

当您与ag真人网的网站互动时,GW将收集有关您的信息. 当您访问ag真人网的网站时,GW将处理您使用的设备提供的信息, including, for example, when you request information, register an account, log in to the website, submit a test, register for courses, complete a web form, add or update your account information, 或通过ag真人网的网站与学校联系. 

Information Automatically Collected

When you use GW websites, the university also automatically collects information about the devices you use to visit GW websites, including computers, tablets, and mobile phones.  We automatically collect your device identifier, web browser, IP address, 浏览通过cookie和beacon收集的信息.  GW还会自动收集你如何使用网站的信息, 比如你在网站上搜索和浏览的内容.  The information automatically collected will be associated with any personal information you have provided. 



Cookies.  GW’s websites make use of “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your device to keep track of information about your browsing on a website. The utilization of cookies allows GW to enhance your experience by allowing GW to save your preferences. 设置浏览器接受或禁用cookie是你的个人选择.  However, without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of features and functionality of GW websites.  

如果你想了解更多ag真人网选择不使用cookies的信息,请访问: or

Web Beacons.  GW使用网络信标从与GW网站互动的个人收集数据. These technologies, which are often small, transparent images, when loaded collect information about the requestor. 这可能包括你的IP地址,以及访问网站的日期和时间. 网络信标与cookies一起工作,所以如果cookies被禁用, we are unable to collect unique information about you.

Processing Your Information


  • 实施经营管理教育, 大学和社区的ag真人网址和管理需求
  • Improve our websites and services
  • Respond to your requests or inquiries
  • Provide newsletters, articles, service or safety alerts or announcements, event invitations, 以及其他ag真人网认为你可能会感兴趣的信息
  • Request gifts and donations
  • 分析你对GW网站的使用,并进行其他市场调查活动, such as interest-based advertising, targeted advertising, and online behavioral advertising in order to determine the content would be of interest to you
  • Comply with legal obligations, enforce our agreements, and protect the health, safety, rights or property of you, us or others; and meeting legal obligations
  • Prevent, 调查并采取可能的欺诈行为, unlawful or criminal activity, other misconduct, security or technical issues, 或未经授权访问或使用个人信息, our website or data systems.

GW will process your information consistent with the consent you have provided for a stated purpose, 或根据需要(i)为GW的合法利益考虑, (ii)履行与您签订的合同或履行您提出的要求, or (iii) for compliance with a legal obligation.

How GW Uses Your Information

How Information is Shared

GW may share your information with our third-party service providers to provide services or to support the university’s activities. These activities include, for example, online course support for students, benefit services for faculty and staff, 或出国留学和国际学习/教学机会. GW third-party service providers are not authorized to disclose information except as necessary to perform the services on GW’s behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In certain instances, 为了提供服务和支持大学的活动, or as required by law, 公司可能会与其他部门共享您的信息, 除了你最初与之分享信息的部门. In all of these instances, the information provided to the third-party or GW department will be limited to the extent necessary to provide the user-requested information and/or services, 或者根据适用的执法机构的要求.

Third-Party Websites and Content

GW网站可能包含其他网站的链接,以方便您. These websites may operate independently from GW websites and if you decide to use these links, you will leave the GW website. GW is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites and does not make any representations or endorsements about them. 如果您决定离开GW网站并访问任何第三方网站, ag真人网强烈建议您查看该第三方网站的隐私声明或政策, as GW’s policies will no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, 包括隐私和信息收集惯例, of these third-party sites.

Your Personal Accounts

尽管GW有安全措施来保护您提供给ag真人网的个人信息, ag真人网鼓励您自行采取措施保护您的信息, for example, logging out of online applications, closing all web browsers after use of a website, and keeping your account and passwords confidential. 您应该注意您在新闻组中发布或披露的任何信息, forums, 留言板和类似的内容可能会公开. 在这种情况下,在披露任何个人资料前,您应始终保持谨慎.

Retention of Information and Security

Information you provide GW will be retained in accordance with the university’s record retention schedule, applicable laws, 或者直到此时请求的服务不再可用. The university maintains administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, 或销毁您在访问或使用GW网站时提供的信息.  GW实施适当的安全措施,以提高保密性, integrity, 以及ag真人网拥有(或控制)的任何信息的可用性. GW utilizes Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption technology for instances where GW websites process your personal information. TLS的目的是保护您的信息不被未经授权的人查看. Additionally, some features on GW websites may enable credit card transactions in order for you to purchase goods and services. GW subcontracts the processing of online transactions to third-party services providers that comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

If you reside in a member state of either the European Union or European Free Trade Association that is a party to the EEA Agreement (collectively, EU Residents), you have the right to access your personal information the university has collected about you for the purpose of reviewing, modifying, correcting or requesting erasure of your information. 你也有权要求你的资料的副本. Further, you may also request that the university restrict or stop processing your information. Finally, you may object to communications, direct marketing, or automated processing of your personal information.

To the extent applicable, 欧盟的《ag真人网址》提供了ag真人网您权利的进一步信息. You also have the right to lodge complaints with your national or regional data protection authority.

If you wish to exercise these rights, 请按“联络”一栏所列的地址与ag真人网联络, below. To protect the personal information GW holds, the university may also request further information to verify your identity when exercising these rights. Upon a request to erase information, GW will maintain a core set of personal information to ensure we do not contact you inadvertently in the future, 以及存档所需的任何信息. ag真人网也可能出于法律目的保留财务信息, 包括美国国税局的合规情况. Additionally, in the event of an actual or threatened legal claim, GW可能会保留您的信息以备建立之用, defending against, or exercising our rights with respect to such claim.

By providing information directly to GW, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of the EEA to the United States. Please note that the current laws and regulations of the United States may not provide the same level of protection as the data and privacy laws and regulations of the EEA.


Below are a number of pertinent policies and procedures implemented by GW related to this policy:

•    Personal Information and Privacy Policy
•    GW Web Content Policy
•    Information Security Policy
•    Records Management Policy
•    Health Information Privacy Policy
•    Privacy of Student Records Policy
•    Social Security Number and GWid Usage Policy

其他的大学政策可以通过 Office of Compliance & Privacy website.


如果你是13岁以下的美国居民或16岁以下的欧盟居民, 请不要在本网站或通过其任何功能提供任何个人信息, unless authorized by parental consent. For more information, 美国居民可以参考《ag真人网址》, 欧盟居民可参考一般数据保护条例.  

如果你认为ag真人网收集了一个孩子的个人信息, please contact GW immediately, 以下“ag真人网”部分所列的地址, so that GW can take appropriate action.


If you have any questions, concerns or wish to make a report with respect to this Privacy Notice or regarding how GW processes personal information, please contact us at [email protected].

Updates to this Privacy Notice

GW可根据其自行决定不时修改本隐私通知. We recommend you read the Notice periodically. If we make any significant changes to this Privacy Notice that increase the university’s rights to use personal information that we previously collected about you, we will obtain your consent through an email to your registered email address or by prominent posting on the university’s websites. If GW intends to further process collected personal information for a purpose other than that for which the information was collected, prior to that further processing, the university shall provide you with information on that other purpose with additional information necessary to ensure fair and transparent processing.

Updated on September 2, 2020