Privacy Statement

Website Privacy

The University of Minnesota respects the privacy of website visitors to the extent permitted by law. The online privacy statement is intended to inform you of what information is collected by this website and how the information is used. This is the standard University of Minnesota Online Privacy Statement.

Please note that other University of Minnesota websites may adopt different privacy practices as their specific needs require.

Your use of websites is subject to the privacy statement of the providers of those websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave this website and to read the privacy statement on each website you visit. Often you can tell you are leaving a University website by looking at the URL of the destination site.

If you have questions about this site’s collection of information or its online privacy statement, contact the site administrator.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all visitors, the University uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

The University collects non-personal information about your Internet connection on this website, including but not limited to:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) and the name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet
  • the IP address or URL of the website from which you directly linked to this website
  • the date and time you accessed this website
  • the pages visited on this website
  • the browser and operating system you used to access this website
  • the search terms used on our search engines

The University uses this non-personal information to help manage the website and improve service.

Personally Identifiable Information

This site does collect personally identifiable information. We use the information only for internal purposes and to improve the content of the website. Only personally identifiable information voluntarily given is collected. 

This site uses Google Universal Analytics to collect information about your visit to this website in order to provide quantitative analysis about our audience. We do not combine the analytics information collected with any personally identifiable information.

Information about how Google Analytics gathers and uses data is available in Google’s privacy policy


Cookies are used for two primary purposes within this website: to carry data about your current session at the site, such as time spent on site, and to identify you to the site between visits.

We use appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our site and periodically update measures with new technologies. When appropriate, the University uses encryption technologies, user authentication systems, and access control mechanisms. For more information on our use of cookies, please see our Cookie Policy

You may remove information from our database to discontinue communications or service by calling: 612-626-3958 or sending an email to [email protected]. If you have questions about this site, its collection of information, and its online privacy statement, contact [email protected].

Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. Personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law. Data gathered in aggregate may be shared for reporting purposes.

For those in the European Union, see our Notice Specific to Persons Within the European Union.

Effective: June 2019