UI Dance Marathon Privacy Policy

University of Iowa Dance Marathon was founded in 1995 as a student-run organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children and their families battling pediatric cancer being treated at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Information Collected

Personal Contact Information

A user’s name, postal address, email, and phone number will be used by members of the Dance Marathon Leadership Team and the user’s Morale Group leaders for ongoing communication and, in the event of an emergency, to contact the user’s listed emergency contact. Users may also choose to provide a cell phone number to Dance Marathon for the same purposes.

For student users, records maintained by Dance Marathon or the University of Iowa are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. The University’s policy on protecting the confidentiality of student information may be found at the following site: http://student-services.uiowa.edu/students/policies/1c.php

With the user’s consent, Dance Marathon will share contact information with key partners as listed in the information release agreed upon at the time of registration.

Demographic Information

User information related to gender, ethnicity, major, enrolled college, and year in school is collected, but kept in a form that is not associated with the individual. We also collect certain other information related to participation in Dance Marathon, such as the amount raised by a user, the number of years participating in Dance Marathon, and the number of events attended. This information, by its nature, will be associated with each individual. Dance Marathon and The University of Iowa will use some or all of this information in aggregate form to observe student engagement, and to assess and evaluate marketing and recruitment of users.

Credit Card Information

Dance Marathon uses an external processor for payments made by credit card. Your credit card information is not collected or retained by Dance Marathon or the University of Iowa. We do retain transaction information, including reference numbers, order numbers, and other non-card information for successful transactions to use in resolving billing inquiries.

Your Rights

Any user may modify, change, or restrict their contact information by logging into the system using their HawkID and password. You may choose to not be contacted by Dance Marathon regarding future Dance Marathon events and/or to not share your email address with other members of your Morale Group. To ensure timely communication about Dance Marathon events, your email address and phone number will always be available to your Morale Group leaders and members of the Dance Marathon Leadership Team.

Disposition of Data

The information collected by UI Dance Marathon will be hosted and secured on The University of Iowa Information Technology Services servers. We maintain information on Dance Marathon events for a minimum of 5 years. Once all of the events in which you have participated have exceeded this 5 year period your records will be removed from the system. Backups of said data will continue to exist for approximately 1 year after the data is removed from the system. Aggregate data collected may be kept indefinitely in a non-personally identifiable form.

Contact Information

University of Iowa Dance Marathon
145 Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, IA 52242

Dance Marathon Office: 319-353-2094
Advisor: 319-335-3059

Email: dance-marathon@uiowa.edu