Privacy Notice

This page provides a general overview of how Mount Mercy University's website collects information, how that information is used, and how we protect information you provide to us.

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice discloses the privacy policy and practices for This Privacy Notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.  
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information. 
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

By using this website, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. 

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information 

The term "personally identifiable information" means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online by a site operator from that individual and maintained by the operator in an accessible form, including any of the following: 

  1. Name; 
  2. Home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town; 
  3. Email address; 
  4. Telephone number; 
  5. IP address. 

Automatically Collected Information 

Web server logs collect and store certain system-related information automatically. This information may include: 

  • The Internet domain from which you access our website; 
  • The IP address from which you access our website; 
  • The type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) used to access our website; 
  • The operating system (Windows, Unix, Macintosh) used to access our website; 
  • The date and time you access our website; 
  • The URLs of the pages you visit; and 
  • If you visited a our website from another website, the URL of the referring site. 

This information is used to help us make our sites more useful for you. With this data, we learn about the number of visitors to our sites and the types of technology our visitors use. The information collected may be used in aggregate to inform decisions about website content and structure. It may also be used for troubleshooting purposes, or to detect and investigate abuse. 

Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies) 

We use cookies to better serve visitors. A cookie is a piece of data that is either maintained only for the duration of a particular session visit (session cookie) or is stored on the user's computer to support future visits (persistent cookie). Our website uses both types of cookies. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However, some of our website's features may be affected if cookies are disallowed.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us.

We use Google Analytics to provide and improve web services or other communications to users. Through Google Analytics we obtain reports on site usage, web traffic, user behavior, and user interests in order to optimize our website for our visitors. We also use geographic, demographic, and interest-based reports of our website visitors to create custom audience lists. 

We may share your personal data with government and law enforcement agencies or regulators to: 

  • comply with a legal process, subpoena, order or other legal or regulatory requirement applicable to us;  
  • enforce our terms of use or other policies; or
  • pursue available legal remedies or defend against legal claims. 

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about special opportunities, new services, or changes to this Privacy Notice.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.  You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.



Our website is not directed to children under 13 years of age. We do not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and do not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. 


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "http" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 319-363-1323 or via email


We may make changes to our privacy policy and this Privacy Notice, consistent with our respect for visitor privacy, and those changes will be posted in a revised Privacy Notice.