Privacy Policy
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
General Privacy Policy
(As approved by the Faculty Senate – January 2003)
Our Commitment to You
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will attempt to safeguard the privacy of all visitors to publicly accessible web sites (that is, web sites not
password protected) to the extent allowed by law. This notice describes our privacy policy as it relates to the collection, protection, and disclosure
of such information resulting from University web servers, including University web sites, sites that collect online information, or that identify
actions of a web user.
Other privacy standards apply to such things as password-protected web sites, instructional web sites, student records and employee personnel
records as specifically identified in State Statute, in accordance with federal or state laws and University policies and by-laws.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln web pages may contain links to other sites on the World Wide Web; however, the University is not
responsible for any content or services provided on these sites.
Voluntary Information Requested from You
Information provided on a volunteer basis, during routine requests for personal information (such as surveys, email addresses, requests for
information, etc.) will be used only for the purpose(s) outlined. Every web page that requests information from you should disclose the purpose of
how this information will be used. If you do not wish to have the information used in the manner listed, or if the potential use of the information
is not outlined, you are not required to provide it, however, you may not receive certain services if the information is not provided.
Information We Collect Automatically
The information collected and logged through University web sites can be classified into two categories: web site logs and cookies.
Web Site Logs
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from information collected in web site logs, except in cases
where system integrity, institutional infrastructure, or personal safety is being jeopardized. The data is used to tune the web pages and the site for
efficiency, to produce summary reports regarding system usage and give system administrators the ability to monitor system integrity, and protect
institutional infrastructure and personal safety. The usage information gathered is also used to customize web sites (move high use pages to the
top of the site, add content for information frequently searched for, establish patterns of interest, etc.).
Information collected and logged through University web sites and web servers includes the following:
• Internet addresses or URLs of computers used in browsing a web site
• Web pages requested
• The date and time of a visit to a web page
• The browser version and configuration information used to connect to a site
• Search terms used on our search engines
There are university sites that require cookies. We neither forward cookies nor intentionally collect information for other parties outside UNL.
Sharing Information
We disclose any nonpublic information only when it is necessary for the conduct of University, State, or Federal government business, or under
circumstances where disclosure is required by law. Information may also be disclosed for audit purposes, to regulatory agencies, or for other
general administrative services. Information is not intentionally disclosed or distributed to any entity who uses it to sell products or services.
Information will not be released without written authorization to the extent allowed by law.
If you have questions about the collection of information or concerns about adherence to this policy from University of Nebraska-Lincoln web
sites, please contact the University Communications Office.
Effective Date of General Privacy Policy – 10/1/2002