Privacy Policy

The University of West Los Angeles (“UWLA”) provides this Web site (“site”) as a service to students, faculty, alumni, prospective students and those interested in UWLA.  Use of the site is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below in UWLA’s Privacy Policy (“policy”).   This policy is subject to change.  Please review this page on a regular basis to ensure familiarity with the most current version.  To contact UWLA about privacy issues, to report a violation of the site’s Privacy Policy, or to raise any other issue regarding the site, please send an e-mail to

UWLA respects the privacy of this site’s users (or “members” or “visitors”).  In operating the site, UWLA collects information from its site members and visitors.  This Privacy Policy governs users’ interaction with the site and users’ registration for and use of online services on the site.  Except as set forth herein, the site’s Terms of Use, and/or other published guidelines,  UWLA does not release personally identifiable information about the site’s visitors without their permission.

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

UWLA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors younger than thirteen years old without obtaining parental consent.  Before registering for an account to use the services of the site, UWLA requests that all minors have their parents read the Privacy Policy and be involved throughout the process of registering the minor.

How UWLA Uses/Does Not Use Gathered Information

UWLA encourages all third parties involved to adhere to this site’s Privacy Policy and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner.  However, UWLA does not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from UWLA or independently.  In the event users encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with UWLA, who is improperly collecting or using personal information, please contact who will forward the message to the third party.

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

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.

UWLA reserves the right to release any and all information contained within access logs concerning any visitor when that visitor is in violation of UWLA’s “Terms of Use” agreement or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to release such information in response to discovery requests, or in response to any circumstance in which UWLA, in its sole discretion, deems an emergency.  UWLA cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using its servers or services for illegal activities.  UWLA also reserves the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.

Protecting Information

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  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.

Questions About the Privacy Policy

Questions regarding the Privacy Policy should be directed to UWLA at

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