Student Support Services: Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. This Privacy Statement generally describes how we collect, use and/or share information gathered by our websites.

Information We Collect:

When visiting our websites, some information is collected electronically or by technology. For example, when accessing the Internet, each computer is assigned a unique identifier called an IP address that identifies where information is coming from or where information should be sent. Along with your IP address, we collect information regarding which pages you visit on our site, from which page you came to our site, and the software you use to visit our site and its configuration. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. None of that information is associated with you as an individual.

Our websites also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. A Cookie is a collection of information stored on your computer that usually includes a username and the current date and time or other user specific information that helps us tailor our websites to your interests. Your web browser (Netscape, Explorer, etc) allows you to be warned when cookies are being placed on your computer or to refuse all cookies. However, not accepting or disabling cookies from our websites may prevent you from accessing certain parts of our websites.

Information You Provide:

In addition to information collected by technology, some parts of our websites may ask you to provide personal information. You will know when you are sharing personal information with us because you will need to send a message, fill out a form or application or answer questions, and then agree to provide this information to us. If you choose to share personal information with us we will use the information only for the purposes you have authorized.

Our site uses online surveys to ask you for information and/or forms for you to request information, products, and services. These online surveys or forms may ask you to provide personal information like contact information (like home or email addresses or phone numbers), unique identifiers (like Banner IDs, Security Codes), and financial information (like account numbers). Contact information from these forms is used to respond to requests for information, send orders to you, or to contact you when necessary or requested. Unique identifiers (such as Banner IDs, Security Codes) are collected from Web site visitors to verify the your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

Some of the information we collect or that you provide may be saved for a designated or indefinite period of time, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law, in support of University sponsored programs or activities, or to protect the integrity, safety and security of our websites.

Links Contained on Our Websites:

This site contains links to other non-University sites. Student Support Services is not responsible for the privacy practices and/or the content of such Web sites. Please be sure to check the individual privacy policies of those sites. Our program is also not responsible for the privacy practices and/or content of the University of Central Oklahoma's business partners and/or their websites, even if the University of Central Oklahoma's brand appears on their page. Our program is not responsible for any information collected by such Web sites.

Public Forums:

This site may make forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed by you or others in these areas is not private and becomes public information. and You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these or other similar areas of our websites.