Northwestern College's privacy statement
Northwestern College is fully committed to protecting your privacy. Whether you are using our website or receiving e-mail communication from us, we want to make sure you are aware of the information we collect from you and how it is used.
Website privacy (www.nwciowa.edu)
When you use our website, Northwestern College collects two types of information from you, dynamic and voluntary.
Dynamic information collection
Voluntary information collection
Some pages on our website may ask you to submit voluntary information. This information may include—but is not limited to—your first name, last name, middle name or initial, address, e-mail, phone, high school, graduation year, major fields of interest, co-curricular interests, and date of birth. This information will be stored in our secure database, where procedures to safeguard the information are in place. Your information will be used only by Northwestern College and only for the purpose of fulfilling your request (if applicable) and for promoting the college to you as a higher education choice.
Alumni of Northwestern College may also voluntarily choose to include their name, class year and e-mail address in our alumni e-mail directory. The alumni e-mail directory is fully searchable and is available through our website. Solicitation from third parties of any information found in the directory is strictly prohibited. You may opt in or out of the list using our information update form. You can also request to be removed from the list by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern College offers you the opportunity to voluntarily create a user account for use on our website. In creating an account, you are required to provide the following profile information: your relationship to the college (student, alum, parent, donor, pastor/church official or friend of the college), first name, middle initial, last name, address, e-mail, and date of birth. You can optionally include your phone number. You will also be required to choose a username and password. Your password is encrypted and cannot be accessed by Northwestern College. Your account information will be stored in our secure database, where procedures to safeguard the information are in place. When interacting with our website, your name and/or username may be displayed on our website. All your other information will be available only to you and officials of Northwestern College. Your account profile is available for you to update at anytime and will be available until you decide to close and remove your account. This information will not be provided to third parties.
Removing yourself from our mailing lists
If you have been receiving postal mail information from Northwestern College and would like to be removed from our mailing list, you can opt out using this form. To opt out of e-mails sent from Northwestern College, please see our e-mail privacy information below.
Northwestern College is fully committed to your e-mail privacy. We know how annoying it is to receive unwanted e-mail. That's why we want you to know how you can opt in and out of our e-mail lists. We also want you to know how you can contact us if you suspect you have received spam originating from Northwestern College. Information about our e-mail list policies—including opt in/out information—is listed below.
Our admissions e-mail list is built from our prospective student database. In some cases, this information has been purchased from a third party who obtained your e-mail address, with your permission, to allow colleges to promote their higher education opportunities to you. If you are a prospective student and are not currently receiving admissions-related e-mails from Northwestern College and would like to do so, you are required to opt in. If you are currently receiving admissions e-mails from Northwestern College and you no longer wish to do so, you may opt out from any admissions e-mail sent to you.
The alumni e-mail list is built from our alumni database. If you would like to receive alumni-related e-mails from Northwestern College, you are required to opt in. You can opt in to the alumni e-mail list online. If you are currently receiving alumni-related e-mails from Northwestern College and you no longer wish to do so, you may opt out from any alumni e-mail sent to you.
Church or pastor e-mails
The church or pastor e-mail list is built from our database of churches and pastors. If you would like to receive church- or pastor-related e-mails from Northwestern College, you are required to opt in. You can opt in to the church and pastor e-mail list by sending a message to email@example.com. If you are currently receiving church-and pastor-related e-mails from Northwestern College and you no longer wish to do so, you may opt out from any church or pastor e-mail sent to you.
Parents & family e-mails
The parents and family e-mail list is built from our database of parents and families. If you would like to receive parents- and family-related e-mails from Northwestern College, you are required to opt in. You can opt in to the parents and family e-mail list online. If you are currently receiving parents-and family-related e-mails from Northwestern College and you no longer wish to do so, you may opt out from any parents and family e-mail sent to you.
If you've received an e-mail from Northwestern College that you think is spam, please let us know. We will need to know the sender, subject and content of the e-mail. In some cases, we may ask you to forward the e-mail to us. There are several ways you may contact us:
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 1-712-707-7000
- Write to
Attn: Public Relations
101 7th Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041