Columbia Southern Education Group and its subsidiaries including Columbia Southern University (CSU) and Waldorf University hold in high regard the privacy rights of our Web site visitors. We provide the following information describing what information we collect from site visitors and how that information is used to demonstrate our commitment to user privacy.

Non-Personally identifiable information

CSU and Waldorf University collect a variety of information from its Web site visitors. Some of this data is not personally identifiable and is collected automatically via the use of cookies and other standard Web technology. Automatically-collected information might include: the operating system on your computer, the type of Web browser you are using, your IP address, and the links you followed to enter and leave our site.

Personally identifiable information

Personally identifiable information is collected only on a voluntary basis, at the option of the Web site user. For example, you may choose to provide your name, address or telephone number when submitting an information request on our Web site.


Personally identifiable information for enrolled students is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Use of information

Non-personally identifiable information is used to help us improve our site by enabling us to discover and address the needs of our site visitors. This includes making our Web site accessible to the variety of Web browsers and operating systems used to access our site. Personal information collected through the site by means of your voluntary submission, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address and other contact information, is used for the purpose of responding to your requests for information about CSU and Waldorf University products and services or to contact you about future products and services. Mayes Education, Inc. does not share personal information with third parties, apart from release of "directory information" as described in the FERPA policy or certain authorized vendors bound by confidentiality agreements with Mayes Education who must utilize the information to perform necessary duties (such as credit card authorization, federal student aid processing and textbook ordering). "Directory information" disclosures include verifying enrollment for employment or credit application purposes.

Security of information

Mayes Education uses best efforts to protect security of personal information collected through its Web sites. Financial transactions submitted through the Web site are encrypted using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

User options regarding collection of information

With regard to automatically collected information, it is standard practice for most Web sites to collect non-personally identifiable information about your Web browser, operating system, IP address and browsing history (i.e. what pages on the CSU and Waldorf University Web sites viewed). Web site users are unable to opt out of providing this non-personally identifiable information but please be assured that this information is collected only for Mayes Education, Inc. internal Web site development purposes to maintain optimal usability of the CSU and Waldorf University Web sites. Any other non-personal information collected through the use of cookies, may be opted out of by disabling or rejecting cookies for our site. For more information on cookies, including how you can delete or reject cookies, please refer to your Web browser help file. Cookies help us to improve your Web browsing experience with us. Disabling or rejecting cookies may impact your user experience as they are necessary to provide you with the correct geographically targeted information.

Requesting removal from CSU and Waldorf University marketing lists

You may opt out of marketing solicitations at any time. To be removed from the marketing list, please contact the appropriate institution below:

Waldorf University (Online Programs)

PO Box 3269
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Phone: 877-267-2157


Waldorf University (Residential Programs)

106 S. 6th Street
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 800-292-1903


Columbia Southern University
Admissions Department

P.O. Box 3110
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Phone: 877-347-6050


Limitation of liability

The CSU and Waldorf University Web sites may contain links to third party Web sites. Links to these Web sites are provided as a convenience only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the linked site, its operator or contents. We encourage our site visitors to review the privacy policies of each Web site they visit.

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For further information about this privacy policy, please contact us at:

Columbia Southern Education Group
21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, AL 36561

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