Mercyhurst University respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. Our policy is to collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our Web sites unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. However, our web servers do automatically recognize some non-personal information, such as volume and timing of access, as well as the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our sites. If you share personal information with us, we will not sell that information to outside parties. Mercyhurst University may communicate with you regarding offerings or opportunities in which we feel you may be interested. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you can opt out at the bottom of on any of our emails. Student information is kept confidential pursuant to federal and state regulations. Occasional changes may be made to these policies as new services, features, and content are added to our site; visitors should review this page periodically to stay informed of current privacy and security guidelines.

Unless you have taken steps to browse the web anonymously, Mercyhurst University, like most institutions and organizations on the web, tracks the web browsing behaviors of users to better inform our understanding of how our website is being used. 

Cookies and Website Tracking

The Mercyhurst University website uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies. Our site may use cookies placed by us, or our third party partners, for a variety of purposes including to operate and personalize the website. Said cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites. This information is not to be reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information or to be released to any outside (third) parties unless legally required.

Collection and Use of Information

Mercyhurst University automatically collects, stores, and uses the following information about our users. 

  • Data about your browsing activity on our website. 
  • Technical information about the device or browser you use to access our website and the request made to access the website. For example, your device's IP address, and (in the case of mobile devices) your device type and mobile device's unique identifier, such as the Apple IDFA or Android Advertising ID. Routing information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing. Essential information such as page accessed and time of day access is also collected.
  • Additional information about you from third party sources where we have the rights to do so.

By using the Mercyhurst University website, you signify your acceptance of this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of any Mercyhurst University site if these terms are changed will automatically indicate your acceptance of those changes.

Third-Party Website Links

Any links on the Mercyhurst University website to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. If you visit these links, please know that you will be leaving our website; Mercyhurst does not continually review these third-party sites, and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. By including the link to their site, Mercyhurst does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information or materials found there. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked from our website, you should refer to their respective policies for privacy/security information. We are not responsible for the accessibility of external websites linked from the Mercyhurst web site.

Use of Forms

Mercyhurst University respects your privacy and does not condone providing any of your personal information to third parties without your permission, unless compelled by law or court order to do so, or to sell any personal information to third parties for purposes of marketing, advertising or promotion.

Limits to Privacy

The use of college resources, including computing and networking equipment and services, purchased with college funds, are intended for college business. While it is not the intention of the college to actively monitor communications or files stored or transmitted on college systems or devices, individuals must understand that under certain circumstances they may not have a right to privacy to such information. Such circumstances include but are not limited to: compliance with legal requirements or process; as part of an investigation of a suspected violation of law, regulation or college policy; to maintain the integrity of the college's computing systems.


The Mercyhurst University Web site has many links to other websites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Mercyhurst University Web site and this privacy policy will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither Mercyhurst University, nor any agency, officer or employee of Mercyhurst University warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk. Mercyhurst University reserves the right to revise and update this privacy policy at any time by updating this webpage.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our privacy or security policies, please contact us our Website Content Team at