UNIVERSITY’S ELECTRONIC PRIVACY
AND DISCLAIMER NOTICE STATEMENT


This notice applies to official University of Connecticut websites. An official University website is one that is sponsored by the University of Connecticut, whether it is stored on the University’s central server, on a University distributed server, or on a hosted or managed web server provided by a third party. Official University of Connecticut webpages are those that have been created by the University, its campuses, colleges, schools, departments or other administrative unit, for University business. Official University web pages clearly convey a relationship to the entire University and support and advance the University’s mission.

This is an official website of the University of Connecticut. It is the policy of the University of Connecticut to respect and protect the privacy of its website users consistent with the applicable laws of the United States and the State of Connecticut (including the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act  (http://www.state.ct.us/foi/2001FOIA/2001FOIAStatutoryIndex.htm) and the Connecticut Personal Data Act  (http://www.state.ct.us/pda.htm)). We do not collect, use or disclose any personally identifiable information about our users without their knowledge.

Visitors should be aware that the University of Connecticut, as a State of Connecticut agency, could be required to disclose personal information in response to valid legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order, or pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act. All record keepers face the possibility that disclosure of their records may be compelled in some civil, criminal, or administrative matter.

Notice about the Information We Collect: This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official University of Connecticut websites. While the notice attempts to explain the University’s privacy practices with respect to any personal information associated with those websites, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise. In addition, the University reserves the right to update this Notice when and if the University’s privacy practices change. Visitors are encouraged to refer to the Notice if they have a question about the University’s privacy practices at any given time.
There are two types of information that may be collected when you visit this website: (1) information that is automatically collected, and (2) information that you voluntarily provide.

Automatic Information Collected
We may automatically collect, store and use the following information about your visit to University of Connecticut websites:

  1. Routing information such as the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you accessed the site. Routing information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing.
  2. Essential technical information such as pages accessed; time and date accessed; operating system used; type of browser used; information about the web site from which you accessed this web site and connection statistics (e.g. ports, number bytes, number packets, time of 1st and last packet, etc.). Essential technical information is used for such purposes as helping to respond to your request in an appropriate format and helping to plan website improvements.
Information that is automatically collected may be retained for a period of time after the web page is transmitted. While in general this information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, it should be noted this information, along with other information that might be available, may enable us to identify an individual involved in a specific transmission and that this information may be forwarded to law enforcement agencies or appropriate University personnel when required as part of an investigation.

Voluntary Information You Provide to Us
This is information that you might provide to us when you send us an email or when you complete online forms. This information may contain personally identifiable data such as name, address, email address, social security number, credit card information, bank information, password, or any combination of data that could be used to identify you such as your birth date, your zip code and your gender.

While most voluntary information is only maintained long enough to provide the specific service requested, some personally identifiable information may be retained as part of backup procedures. In addition, some personally identifiable information may be added to University databases to be used for other University business and academic purposes.

If personal information is requested on this web site or volunteered by the user, state law and the United States Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information, including any email communications, is retained in accordance with the University's records retention schedules and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Use of Cookies:  The University of Connecticut may place “cookies” on a visitor’s computer in order to provide a more efficient and convenient service to you. Cookies do not generally contain personally identifiable information. However, the University reserves the right to associate personally identifiable information with cookies. Such information will not be disclosed to outside parties unless required to do so in connection with legal proceeding or law enforcement investigations.

Most browser software allows users to make choices on how cookies are set by websites, including the ability to disable cookies. Setting a browser to disable cookies, though, may restrict your ability to interact with some or all information available on the website/web page.

Links to Other Sites
This site may contain links to non-University web sites. Providing such links does not imply endorsement of the information or services offered by these linked sites, nor does the University’s privacy policies apply to these other sites.  When you link to a third party web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that web site.

Additional Information
For additional information on how the University protects your information please refer to the University’s Electronic Privacy and Disclaimer Notice policy.

Last revised: May, 2007