The policy of the University of Idaho is to respect the privacy of all web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which this web site collects information, the uses to which that information will be put and the ways in which we will protect any information you choose to provide us. The university reserves the right to append or otherwise modify this Privacy Statement at any time.
There are four types of information that this site may collect during your visit: network traffic logs, web utilization logs, cookies and information voluntarily provided by you.
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, the University of Idaho employs software programs to do such things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage University computers or the network and monitor and tune the performance of the University network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets and other information contained in the network traffic. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the University's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. The University of Idaho system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.
University web sites routinely collect and store information from online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This information includes the pages visited on the site, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser and search terms used on our search engines. This site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information: any personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.
In the course of using this web site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request information, you may sign up for a mailing list, or you may send us your address so we may send you an application or other material. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request, and may be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar requests. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law. We do not retain the information longer than necessary for normal operations. Each web page requesting information discloses the purpose of that information. If you do not wish to have the information used in that manner, you are not required to provide it. Please contact the person listed on the specific page with questions or concerns on the use of personally identifiable information.
The University of Idaho does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. The University respects the privacy of users visiting our web sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. Data you provide to us as you use the University of Idaho Web site will be held in strict confidence and will be used for University purposes only. The University may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, the individual information you provide us within the University of Idaho web site will be known only to you and the University. We will not share your personal data with anyone else, except as may be required by law.
Suggestions for improving the policy should be sent to [email protected] at Information Technology Services.