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Welcome to Columbia International University (CIU). Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy page outlines the types of information we collect, how we use and protect that information, and your rights regarding your personal data. We follow the U.S. Department of Education guidelines to compile and publicize certain consumer information. Additional information may be found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

We collect personal information that you provide to us when you:

  • Apply for admission
  • Enroll in courses
  • Use our online services
  • Contact us for support or information

This information may include your name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, and other personal details necessary for the provision of our services.

Usage Data

We collect information about how you use our website and services. This data includes:

  • IP address
  • Browser type
  • Device information
  • Pages visited
  • Date and time of access


Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are small data files stored on your device that help us remember your preferences and improve site functionality. You can control the use of cookies through your browser settings.

How We Use Your Information

Providing Services

We use your personal information to:

  • Process your application and enrollment
  • Manage your student account
  • Communicate with you about your courses and other university-related matters

Improving Services

We use usage data to:

  • Understand how our website and services are used
  • Improve and customize our offerings
  • Enhance user experience

Legal Compliance

We may use or disclose your information to comply with legal obligations, such as court orders, laws, and regulations.

Data Protection

Security Measures

We implement a variety of security measures to protect your personal information, including:

  • Encryption of sensitive data
  • Access controls to restrict access to your information
  • Regular security assessments and updates

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law.

Your Rights

Access and Correction

You have the right to access and correct your personal information. If you believe any information we hold about you is incorrect, please contact us to request a correction.

Data Portability

You have the right to request a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.


You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information, subject to certain legal obligations.


You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in our emails.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this Privacy and Policies page from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review this page periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy and Policies, please contact us at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 800.777.2227
  • Address: Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203

Thank you for choosing Columbia International University. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information.

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