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Admissions Text Messaging Privacy Statement

West Virginia University’s Enrollment Management offers a complimentary SMS/Text Service (“Service”) for applicants and potential applicants (“Subscribers”) to West Virginia University (“WVU”) to receive text messages regarding the application process, application updates, general information related to WVU and various events held at or in conjunction with WVU.

This privacy statement applies only to the information sent or received via this Service and explains WVU’s practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of information sent or received via this Service. Information collected for this Service will be used only as outlined in this privacy statement.

Any information Subscribers provide to WVU via the WVU website ( or any website within the WVU domain is governed by the West Virginia University Privacy Notice. Other divisions, offices, units or departments at or affiliated with WVU may collect and use your information in different ways. Therefore, Subscribers that visit other websites or leverage other communication services offered by WVU should review the privacy notices for those sites they visit. WVU Enrollment Management is not responsible for the content of other websites/services or for the privacy practices outside the scope of this notice.

Information Collected or Received

By opting into this Service, you are agreeing to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Data as described in this statement and you agree to comply with the terms of use for this Service. If you disagree with any part of this privacy statement or the Terms of Service, please do not opt into this Service. When you elect to participate in this Service, WVU will automatically collect the sent messages and submitted replies to those messages. WVU will also collect Personal Data from you such as your full legal name, chosen name, mobile phone number, mailing address, email address, date of birth, and gender as well as your anticipated entry term and program of study. Providing this data is voluntary; however, not providing the requested information may affect WVU’s ability to deliver communications to you.

Disclosure of Information

Your Personal Data will be accessed by various offices and departments within WVU to manage your relationship with us. WVU may also share your Personal Data with third-parties who have a contract for services with the University. A full list of third-party providers can be found here. WVU will retain your Personal Data in accordance with the WVU Record Retention Policy and Schedule.

Your Rights

All Subscribers have the right to request a correction of incorrect or inaccurate information by contacting Enrollment Management at Subscribers located within the European Union may have certain additional rights covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More information about GDPR can be found here. After opting into this Service, if you do not wish to receive SMS/text communications related to WVU, you can let us know by replying to any unwanted messages with the opt-out keyword listed in the corresponding Terms of Service.

Last updated 7/1/2022