As part of its continuing efforts to enhance the safety and security of the Eastern Connecticut State University community, the University has established an emergency notification system (“EASTERN ALERT”) in conjunction with MIR3, Inc. This system will permit the University to distribute emergency information via telephone, e-mail, text message, and/or voice message.
The University will employ the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system:
- In the event of an emergency which poses a substantial threat to the health and/or safety of members of the University community;
- To alert members of the University community of weather-related closings; and
- During routine testing. Any message sent during such routine testing will be identified as such.
Although the system is optional and voluntary, the University strongly urges each member of the University community to take advantage of the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system. Should you decide to do so, it is your responsibility to:
- Provide accurate contact information using the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system data input page; and
- Update that information as necessary.
In determining the method by which notification is to be made, please be aware that, depending on your cellular service plan, you may incur charges for receiving voice mail and text messages sent via the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system. By providing contact information for purposes of receiving emergency notifications via the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system, you are acknowledging that you will be responsible for the payment of any charges assessed by your carrier.
The University has arranged to provide the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system as part of a broader system for notifying members of the campus community of emergencies by which they may be affected. However, the University cannot and does not guarantee that any particular message will be received by every person who has provided contact information. In addition, while the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system is a method of enhanced communication, it is not intended to be part of a security system, and it is not a guarantee of safety.
The effectiveness of the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system depends upon individuals providing accurate and up-to-date personal contact information. Please be sure to update your information whenever your data changes (i.e., phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.), so that the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system will have the most current information with which to contact you.
By utilizing the enclosed MIR3 password to subscribe to and enter contact data into the EASTERN ALERT emergency notification system, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and accept the terms and conditions outlined above.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.