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IU Bloomington Website Privacy Notice

Effective: 2012-01-27

General

We respect the privacy of every individual who visits our site. This privacy notice outlines the information the Indiana University Bloomington website (http://www.iub.edu/) and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by Indiana University Bloomington will be used only as outlined in this privacy notice. Indiana University Bloomington reserves the right to alter this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location.

Applicability

The “Indiana University Bloomington website” is defined as publicly accessible pages hosted under the domain www.iub.edu. The Indiana University Bloomington website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Indiana University Bloomington is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. This policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Other units within the university may collect and use visitor information in different ways. Therefore, visitors to other university websites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit.

Changes

Because Internet technologies evolve rapidly, Indiana University Bloomington may make appropriate changes to this notice in the future. Any such changes will be consistent with our commitment to respecting visitor privacy, and will be clearly posted in a revised privacy notice.

Collection and Use

Passive/Automatic Collection

When you view pages on our site, the web server automatically collects certain technical information from your computer and about your connection.

This website is hosted on Webserve, a shared web hosting environment provided by IU's University Information Technology Services. For more information about privacy practices related to Webserve, read the Webserve Privacy Notice Supplement.

In addition to any information collected by Webserve, our server and/or site collects the following:

  • The domain name from which you visit our site
  • Aggregate information on pages visited
  • The referring website
  • The date and time of visit
  • The duration of visit
  • Tour browser type
  • Tour screen resolution

Continued use of our website indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice.

Some technical information is retained in aggregate for up to 730 days. This information is:
  • Used for internal review and is then discarded
  • Used to improve the content of our site
Information Sharing

We may share aggregate, non-personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations.

We do not share any personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations, except when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.

Except as described above, we will not share any information with any party for any reason.

Except as provided in the Disclosure of Information section below, we do not attempt to use the technical information discussed in this section to identify individual visitors.

Active/Manual/Voluntary Collection

This website will not attempt to collect any information from you through the use of forms or other types of manual input.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive that contains information about your visit to a web page. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may configure your browser not to accept them at all, or to notify and require approval before accepting new cookies. Some web pages/sites may not function properly if the cookies are turned off, or you may have to provide the same information each time you visit those pages.

In order to customize the information and services offered to you, our site uses cookies to record aggregate user data via Google Analytics.

Children

This site is not directed to children under 13 years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.

Use of Third Party Services

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" (described above) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including possibly your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

For more information, please visit Google's Privacy Center.

Disclosure of Information

We may share some aggregate information with other appropriate university personnel and units to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our website/application.

Any other disclosure — with appropriate external parties such as law enforcement agencies — will be done in accordance with all applicable laws and university policies in order to investigate and respond to suspected violations of law or university policy.

Security

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While we are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to university websites, and you do so at your own risk. However, once we receive your information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security of that information on our systems.

In addition, we will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding the privacy and security of visitor information.

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Privacy Notice Changes

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

Only data collected from the time of the policy change forward will be used for these new purposes. Users can check this privacy notice periodically to learn of updates.

Contact Information

If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy and communicating with the owner of this site does not resolve the matter, or if you have general questions or concerns about privacy or information technology policy at Indiana University, please contact the University Information Policy Office, 812-855-UIPO, uipo@iu.edu.

Campus Info

107 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN
47405-7000
Phone: (812) 855-4848
Email: AskIU@iu.edu
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