Privacy & Security Policy

John Brown University values the privacy of the users visiting our website. JBU has developed this policy to ensure our website visitors know how JBU uses any information collected during the visit. Treating all people well is a reflection of our Christian values (Matt. 7:12), and how we steward personal information collected during a visit is an extension of that value.

This policy solely covers the privacy practices for and any subdomains.

Information Collection

Information you provide: JBU will not sell, exchange, rent or otherwise disclose for commercial purposes any information you provide through outside the scope of ordinary university functions (i.e., the information provided for recruiting will be used for recruiting, the information provided for fundraising purposes will be used for fundraising, etc.). JBU does at times use third-party contractors in our normal business whom we share information with. These contractors are not allowed to use the information we provide for any other purpose besides the normal JBU business function they are contracted for.

Information we collect automatically: When you visit, we automatically collect information about your visit, which may include, but is not limited to: specifications of the device you used to access, the pages you visited while at, information on how you arrived at, the time you spend on each page while visiting, navigation behavior while using, and other analytical data. This information is primarily used in aggregate with the information we collect from all users to analyze trends, aid in monitoring system performance, and provide guidance for optimizing future designs of We use the Google Analytics platform to help us collect and monitor this data.

Cookies uses web cookies* for those who visit our website. Cookies allow us to personalize your web experience and analyze our traffic. We may use cookies to help us:

  • Analyze the demographics of our web audience (gender, age range, browser, device, etc.)
  • Track what a user does over multiple visit sessions to JBU.
  • Tell our online advertising platforms (Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) who has previously visited So if you visit and then visit Instagram you may see an ad for the university.

Most modern browsers enable you to disable cookies or delete your cookies on demand. For more information on how to disable to use of cookies on your browser, visit:

* A cookie is a small text file (up to 4KB) created by a Web site and stored on the user's computer (either temporarily for that website visit or permanently on the hard disk (persistent cookie). Cookies provide a way for the Web site to recognize you and keep track of your preferences. (

External Links may link to external websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policy of sites we link to.


JBU strives to take reasonable precautions regarding the security of our internet-accessible systems and the personal information of users who use those systems. However, since no system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we advise all users to thoughtfully consider their activity in light of the security threats currently on the internet.


This policy may be updated from time to time. Updates will be posted on this Web page.


For questions about this policy, contact Julie Gumm, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at

Last updated: July 12, 2022