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Privacy policy

Northwestern College is fully committed to protecting your privacy. Whether you are using our website or receiving e-mail communication from us, we want to make sure you are aware of the information we collect from you and how it is used.

Website privacy (

When you use our website, Northwestern College collects two types of information from you, dynamic and voluntary.

Dynamic information collection

Dynamic information includes information about your web browser, IP address, number of times a web page is accessed, and the paths taken when moving through our website. This information also includes a randomly generated ID to identify your browser uniquely but does not include any information that can identify you personally. The randomly generated ID is stored in a cookie. (A cookie is a small text file saved on your computer. More information about our cookie policy can be found below.) This information is used only for website analysis and is used to help us improve our website. The dynamic information we collect is stored in log files and our databases and is not available to you or the public and is kept indefinitely. This information will not be provided to third parties.

Voluntary information collection

Some pages on our website may ask you to submit voluntary information. This information may include—but is not limited to—your first name, last name, middle name or initial, address, e-mail, phone, high school, graduation year, major fields of interest, co-curricular interests, and date of birth. This information will be stored in our secure database, where procedures to safeguard the information are in place. Your information will be used only by Northwestern College and only for the purpose of fulfilling your request (if applicable) and for promoting the college to you as a higher education choice.


Northwestern College uses cookies (small files on your computer) to store interactive information, such as the time of your last visit as well as a randomly generated unique identifier used to help us improve the accessibility of our website. We access this information to help us improve your experience as well as to help us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our website.

Removing yourself from our mailing lists

If you have been receiving postal mail information from Northwestern College and would like to be removed from our mailing list, you can opt out by calling 712-707-7000 or email To opt out of e-mails sent from Northwestern College, please see our e-mail privacy information below.

E-mail privacy

Northwestern College is fully committed to your e-mail privacy. We know how annoying it is to receive unwanted e-mail. That's why we want you to know how you can opt in and out of our e-mail lists. We also want you to know how you can contact us if you suspect you have received spam originating from Northwestern College.

Adult & graduate studies e-mails

Our adult & graduate studies e-mail list is built from our prospective student database. In some cases, this information has been purchased from a third party who obtained your e-mail address, with your permission, to allow colleges to promote their higher education opportunities to you. If you are a prospective student and are not currently receiving admissions-related e-mails from Northwestern College and would like to do so, you are required to opt in. You can opt-in by completing our request for more information form. If you are currently receiving adult & graduate studies e-mails from Northwestern College and you no longer wish to do so, you may opt out from any e-mail sent to you.

E-mail abuse

If you've received an e-mail from Northwestern College that you think is spam, please let us know. We will need to know the sender, subject and content of the e-mail. In some cases, we may ask you to forward the e-mail to us. There are several ways you may contact us:

  • E-mail
  • Call 1-712-707-7000
  • Write to
    Northwestern College
    Attn: Public Relations
    101 7th Street SW
    Orange City, IA 51041