Privacy Policy

We Are IU

Effective: 2012-01-30

Applicability

This privacy notice applies only to the Indiana University Office of Enrollment Management (/) and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by Indiana University Office of Enrollment Management will be used only as outlined in this privacy notice.

Other units at the university may collect and use visitor information in different ways. Therefore, visitors to other university web sites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit. Indiana University Office of Enrollment Management is not responsible for the content of other web sites or for the privacy practices of web sites outside the scope of this notice.

Changes

Because Internet technologies continue to evolve rapidly, Indiana University Office of Enrollment Management may make appropriate changes to this notice in the future. Any such changes will be consistent with our commitment to respecting visitor privacy, and will be clearly posted in a revised privacy notice.

Collection and Use

Passive/Automatic Collection

When you view pages on our site, the web server automatically collects certain technical information from your computer and about your connection including:

  • your IP address
  • the domain name from which you visit our site
  • user-specific information on which pages are visited
  • aggregate information on pages visited
  • the referring web site
  • the date and time of visit
  • the duration of visit
  • your browser type
  • your screen resolution

Continued use of our web site indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice.

This technical information is not retained or utilized.

Active/Manual/Voluntary Collection

Other than automatically collected technical information about your visit (described above, or cookies described below), we may ask you to provide information voluntarily, such as through forms or other manual input — in order to make products and services available to you, to maintain and manage our relationship with you, including providing associated services or to better understand and serve your needs. This information is generally retained as long as you continue to maintain a relationship with us. Your providing this information is wholly voluntary. However, not providing the requested information (or subsequently asking that the data be removed) may affect our ability to deliver the products or service for which the information is needed. Providing the requested information indicates your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice. Information we may actively collect could include:

  • the email addresses of those who post messages to our bulletin board
  • the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email
  • the email addresses of those who make postings to our chat areas
  • name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • information volunteered by the visitor, such as preferences, survey information and/or site registrations

Information Usage

This information is:

  • used for internal review and is then discarded
  • used to improve the content of our site
  • used to notify visitors about updates to our site

Information Sharing

We do not share any aggregate, non-personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations.

We do not share any personally-identifiable information with other entities or organizations, except when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our web site and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site.

Except as described above, we will not share any information with any party for any reason.

Except as provided in the Disclosure of Information section below, we do not attempt to use the technical information discussed in this section to identify individual visitors.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive that contains information about your visit to a web page. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may configure your browser not to accept them at all, or to notify and require approval before accepting new cookies. Some web pages/sites may not function properly if the cookies are turned off, or you may have to provide the same information each time you visit those pages.

Our site does not use cookies to store information about your actions or choices on pages associated with our site.

Children

This site is not directed to children under 13 years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.

Use of Third Party Services

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" (described above) to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including possibly your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google.

For more information, please visit Google's Privacy Center.

Livefyre

This website uses Livefyre for comments. When you use Livefyre you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Site.
 
When you use Livefyre, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Livefyre visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Livefyre. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable the convenience of this feature.
 
When you use Livefyre, you may set up your personal profile, perform searches and participate in conversations. We collect information about what you do when you use Livefyre so that we can provide you the Livefyre service and offer personalized features. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
 
You post User Content (as defined in the Livefyre Terms of Use) on the Site at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
 
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Livefyre is a violation of the Livefyre Terms of Service and should be reported through the form on our privacy help page.
 
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as that person's email address, Facebook username or Twitter username. By providing us with the information of third parties, you represent that you have all necessary rights to share that information with us. Livefyre stores this information to send invitations and reminders and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at contact@livefyre.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
 
Livefyre may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the Livefyre service through the operation of the service in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.
 
By using Livefyre, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

ShareThis

In consideration of your access and use of the ShareThis Applications, WeAreIU.com agrees that ShareThis may collect data related to an end user's interaction with the ShareThis Applications, including without limitation, data regarding the sharing of content from the Site(s) ("Content") on a non-personally identifiable basis ("Sharing" or "Sharing Data"). We grant ShareThis a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide and irrevocable right and license to collect, use, create derivative works from, and disclose data derived from the Sharing in accordance with our Privacy Policy located at www.sharethis.com/privacy and to allow our third party data partners to do the same.
 
In consideration of our access to and use of the ShareThis Applications under this Agreement, we agree that ShareThis may deploy a cookie when an end user visits a page on any Site containing the a ShareThis Application (e.g., a sharing icon or widget) in order for ShareThis to collect information on categories of Content shared by such users and categories of user interests (“Widget Cookies”). Such Widget Cookies will be placed and used in accordance with The ShareThis Privacy Policy located at www.sharethis.com/privacy and are not intended to identify or collect end user information on a personally identifiable basis. Unless otherwise agreed to by WeAreIU.com and ShareThis, we grant ShareThis a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide and irrevocable right and license to collect, use, create derivative works from, and disclose data derived from the Widget Cookies in accordance with the ShareThis Privacy Policy and to allow ShareThis third party data partners to do the same. Such data may be used to provide advertising of interest to such users. We understand and agree that ShareThis will give end users of WeAreIU.com the ability to opt out of the Widget Cookies at any time at www.sharethis.com/privacy.
 
ShareThis will retain custody and ownership of all data and information collected or obtained by ShareThis from users through their networks of the ShareThis Applications and ShareThis provide any data to us as a service. WeAreIU.com owns all data that we collect directly from the users of our site.
 
See more at: http://sharethis.com/publisher_terms#sthash.2a4CG997.dpbs

Outbrain

Outbrain is a collaborative intelligence platform. As such, it is predicated on the idea of sharing the intelligence of voting patterns among the Outbrain community for the benefit of all Outbrain users. Outbrain collects the following data through your use of their service:
 
  • Any information you submitted while signing up for the service (including name, email, etc).
  • Your submitted ratings and the documents with which they were associated.
  • Your clicks on recommendations and sponsored recommendations and the documents with which they were associated
  • IP address and an associated estimate of your geographic location, referring URL's, browser and OS and other information normally passed in HTTP requests.
  • Information about your engagement with web pages you've read where Outbrain is installed, including time spent on the page, how you reached the page, and the type of content of the page

As part of the Outbrain service, your ratings on documents may be shared publicly and associated to the username you chose when signing up for the service. In addition, if you register on the site, your ratings and web page browsing history will be associated with the registration and personal data you provide and we will use that information to provide you with more targeted recommendations, and that information may be transferred within and to the United States and other countries and territories. However, any personally identifiable data you provide or that we collect about you will not be shared with 3rd parties (other than our service providers), unless required by law.

Outbrain uses small text files stored on your web browser (otherwise known as cookies) for the purpose of better tailoring recommendations and sponsored recommendations to your preferences over time. Outbrain also uses them in order to keep you logged in to the Outbrain service if you register with them. These cookies may include a unique anonymous identifier along with information about the particular type of content in which you have shown interest. Outbrain may use your rating and web browsing information to try to show you specific recommendations and sponsored recommendations that they think will be of particular interest to you. Outbrain may combine information about your web browsing or rating patterns with those of other people who see Outbrain services in order to share trend information-always in aggregate and anonymously-- with 3rd parties. For instance, they may use it as part of an aggregated number to tell a prospective sponsor how many people in the Outbrain network visit Sports web sites each month.
 
If you click on an Outbrain sponsored recommendation, the advertiser sponsoring the recommendation may cookie your web browser as well, in which case you will be subject to their privacy policy. Please note that you are subject to the privacy policies of each site you visit - if Outbrain is installed on that site, you are subject both to the Outbrain privacy policy and the policy of the web site owner. If you click on an Outbrain link to visit a site where Outbrain is not installed, you are subject only to that site's privacy policy while visiting that site, and not to ours.
 
See more at http://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy/

Disclosure of Information

Other than sharing your information with other appropriate university personnel and units to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our web site, or manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of the site except under the following circumstances:

  • With your prior written (including email) consent
  • When we have given you clear notice that we will disclose information that you voluntarily provide
  • With appropriate external parties, such as law enforcement agencies, in order to investigate and respond to suspected violations of law or University policy. Any such disclosures shall comply with all applicable laws and university policies.

Security

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While we are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to University web sites, and you do so at your own risk. However, once we receive your information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security of that information on our systems.

In addition, we will comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding the privacy and security of visitor information.

Privacy Notice Changes

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

  • Only data collected from the time of the policy change forward will be used for these new purposes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Website periodically.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.

Indiana University Office of Enrollment Management
stories@indiana.edu
ATTN: Office of Interactive Communication Staff

If you feel as though this site's privacy practices differ with the information stated, you may contact us at the listed address or phone number.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy and communicating with the owner of this site does not resolve the matter, or if you have general questions or concerns about privacy or information technology policy at Indiana University, please contact the University Information Policy Office, 812-855-UIPO, uipo@iu.edu.