Privacy Policy

What data do you collect?

When you use Our Bodies Ourselves Today, we will collect: your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address; how you found the site (such as through a search, from social media, or you came directly to the site); what pages you visited; how long you spent on the site; and what country you are in.

What data do you not collect?

Through Google Analytics, we do not collect any identifying characteristics such as: your name, physical address, email address, telephone number, or social media handles.

If you sign up for our newsletter, our Stories & Conversations, or you send us a message through our Contact Us form, then we will be able to see your name, email address, or other information that you supply.

Why do you collect this information via Google Analytics?

We use Google Analytics to collect information about where you are going on our site, what the most popular resources are, and how long you are on the site. This helps us better curate our resources and the site to fit your needs!

What about other sites?

Since Our Bodies Ourselves Today is a curated site, we often link to health and sexuality resources that are not housed on our site. We cannot vouch or protect your information on sites not operated by Our Bodies Ourselves Today.

What about the European Union (EU) Privacy Disclosures?

The following EU privacy disclosures (the “Disclosures”) provide information about the collection, use, processing and sharing of data about individuals located in the European Union.

In these Disclosures:

  • “GDPR” means the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation;
  • “Personal Data” means information that relates to an individual who is directly or indirectly identified or identifiable; and
  • “EU Processing Activities” means the collection, use, processing or sharing of Personal Data when those activities are within the scope of the GDPR.

These Disclosures apply only to the use of Personal Data in EU Processing Activities. Further, these Disclosures apply to Suffolk University, Boston and Our Bodies Ourselves Today.  In these Disclosures the words “we” or “our” refer to each. In some cases, Suffolk University may provide other information about its EU Processing Activities in its own supplemental or separate disclosures.

These Disclosures apply to EU Processing Activities by any means, including hardcopy (such as paper applications or forms) and electronic means (such as websites and mobile applications).

How We Collect and Use Personal Data:

We collect several categories of Personal Data in circumstances that may involve EU Processing Activities, including data you provide, data collected automatically (potentially including location data), and data we obtain from third party sources.

We use the Personal Data that we collect to carry on various institutional and educational activities.  We rely on a number of legal bases to lawfully process your Personal Data.

The ways in which we collect and use your data vary depending on the relationship between you and us, as well as the Suffolk University entity with which you interact may involve EU Processing Activities. Please note that, depending on the situation, some of the processing of Personal Data we do in the various circumstances described below may not fall within the scope of the GDPR.

We also use your data to provide you additional services which may under certain circumstances be based on your consent, may be necessary to fulfill our contractual commitments to you, may be necessary for legal compliance, or are necessary to serve our legitimate interest in the following operations:

  • Conducting our operations and administering our educational offerings;
  • The normal relationship between the two legal entities, Suffolk Boston and Our Bodies Ourselves Today;
  • Administering fellowships, grants and other programs in support of individual study and research projects;
  • Contacting you to respond to your requests or inquiries;
  • Providing you with newsletters, articles, service alerts or announcements, event invitations, and other information that we believe may be of interest to you;
  • Requesting gifts and donations;
  • At your request, processing and fulfilling transactions for merchandise or other Suffolk University or Our Bodies Ourselves Today products;
  • Alerting you about a safety or security announcement;
  • Conducting research, surveys and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and needs of our applicants, students and others using our websites or other services;
  • Meeting the requirements of our accreditors;
  • Disclosing directory information;
  • Performing marketing, promotions and advertising, either directly or through third-parties.  These activities may include interest-based advertising, targeted advertising and online behavioral advertising in order to increase the likelihood that the content would be of interest to you;
  • Preventing, investigating, taking action regarding or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, other misconduct, security or technical issues, or unauthorized access to or use of Personal Data, our website or data systems; or
  • Responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; enforcing our agreements; protecting the health, safety, rights or property of you, us or others; and meeting legal obligations.