Information Gathered By UWLA
UWLA gathers the following information from users of the site:
Non-personally Identifiable Information. As users access the site, UWLA collects and aggregates information indicating, for example, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, hyperlinks that were employed, and related information. Collecting such information may include logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each visitor. Although such information is not personally identifiable, UWLA can determine from the IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the user’s point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information collected helps in diagnosing any server problems, administering the site, identifying the most popular areas of the site, and determining the effectiveness of promotional activities.
For the same purposes, UWLA uses “cookies” – that is, small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive – to help determine the type of content and sites visited, the length of time spent on a particular site, and the usage of services offered via the site. For information on how users can control their Web browser’s acceptance of cookies, please refer to the documentation accompanying the browser.
Personally Identifiable Information. Certain areas of the site may require that users provide personally identifiable information (including, for example, zip code, age, income, and e-mail address). In addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain services on the site such as e-mail, chat rooms, forums, or to receive newsletters or specifically targeted information (“services”), UWLA may require that users provide their name and e-mail address.
UWLA does not control the acts of this site’s members or visitors. All members and visitors should be aware that their disclosure of personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guest book, or other forum allows other parties to send them unsolicited e-mail. In the event visitors encounter any user on this site who is improperly collecting or using information provided by the site’s members or visitors, please contact HelpDesk@uwla.edu.
How UWLA Uses/Does Not Use Gathered Information
1. Non-personally identifiable information. UWLA uses non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to improve the site by, for example, performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the site visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the site.
The site may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or operated by UWLA. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, UWLA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors to our site clicks through links to other sites. Users should be familiar with the privacy practices of any such site.
2. Personally identifiable information. UWLA provides notice to potential registrants of this site whose personally identifiable information will be collected during the registration process. Such notice is provided simultaneously with the user’s registration on this site; moreover, this policy itself serves as notice that such information is collected under those circumstances. Users may choose to “opt out” of receiving promotional materials from UWLA and/or other business partners. If the user does not “opt out” of receiving such promotional materials, UWLA reserves the right to release user’s personally identifiable registration information to third parties who provide goods or services that the UWLA believes may be of interest to the user. If the user decides to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly, or contact UWLA at webcomm@UWLA.edu.
UWLA limits its own e-mail contact and solicitations to those users who have not “opted out” of receiving such communications. The solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the user with a method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar nature.
All information gathered on the site is stored within a controlled database accessible only to UWLA to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under its control. However, as effective as any security measure implemented by UWLA may be, no security system is impenetrable. UWLA cannot guarantee the security of its database, nor can it guarantee that the information supplied by users will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.
Changing or Removing Personally Identifiable Information
If users would like to have personally identifiable information changed or removed from UWLA’s database, please contact HelpDesk@uwla.edu. Please note that there will be residual information remaining within the databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. UWLA reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers or users of this site.
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