UC Davis official and departmental Web pages shall ensure
the privacy of personal information and
"electronically-collected personal information" provided by
Department heads and owners of Affiliated and Personal
Web pages (hereinafter UCD Web pages) collecting user
information over the Internet shall review this policy, post
the policy on their e-commerce Web site, and take appropriate
action to be consistent with this policy.
II. PRIVACY EXPECTATION
UCD is committed to protecting personal privacy and the
personal information collected via its departmental and
official Web pages.
III. INFORMATION COLLECTED
UCD Web pages may collect personal information such as
name, address, email address, telephone number(s), and/or
educational interests. Such personal information may be
requested for research, public service, or teaching programs,
or for administrative purposes. Additional personal
information, such as credit card account information, may be
requested for purchases or enrollment purposes.
UCD identifies your Internet Protocol (IP) address when
you visit departmental and official Web sites. UCD may also
collect Web site usage statistics by IP address.
Use of information: UCD uses Web-site-collected
personal information for the purpose of future communication
back to you. Examples of this use include
University-affiliated hosting organizations that need to keep
Web enrollees informed of campus programs, symposia, and/or
UCD may use browser-IP-address information and
anonymous-browser history for reporting aggregate Web-site
accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is
generally used to improve Web presentation and utilization.
UCD also may use IP addresses for troubleshooting purposes.
Some UCD Web pages may use "cookies." Cookies are used for
delivering Web content specific to users' interests and to
keep track of online purchasing transactions. Sensitive
personal information is not stored within cookies.
IV. DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION
Access to electronically collected personal information
and IP addresses shall be in accordance with existing
University policy governing disclosure of personal
information including UC Davis Policy and Procedure sections
320-20, "Privacy of and Access to Information;" 320-21,
"Disclosure of Information from Student Records;" 320-23,
"Disclosure of Information from Public Records;" and 380-25,
"Disclosure of Information from Personnel Records." UCD will
not sell personal information to third-party organizations
such as telemarketers or direct mailers.
V. INDIVIDUAL CHOICE
Individuals have the option to decline any online
enrollment and may submit requests to use other enrollment
methods by email or U.S. mail addressed to the UCD
organization seeking the personal information. Users may
review, modify, or delete their previously provided personal
information by contacting the campus organization to which
they provided the personal information. If you choose not to
participate in these activities, your choice will in no way
affect your ability to use any other feature of the Web site.
VI. CAMPUS COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
UCD takes reasonable steps to protect the security,
integrity and privacy of information submitted via UCD Web
pages. Nonetheless, Web users should be aware of the
difficulty of maintaining data confidentiality over the
public Internet. UCD encourages producers of its Web pages,
when seeking personal information, to use the industry
standard security protocol known as Secured Sockets Layer
(SSL). We strongly recommend the use of a Web browser capable
of supporting SSL. The latest versions of Microsoft Internet
Explorer and Netscape Communicator, for example, support SSL
and also avoid known browser security vulnerabilities.
While using a UCD Web page, you may encounter hypertext
links to the Web pages of organizations not directly
affiliated with UCD. UCD does not control the content or
information practices of external organizations. We recommend
you review the privacy statements of these organizations.
Individual privacy rights and public disclosure of
information: In the state of California, laws exist to ensure
that government is open and that the public has a right to
access appropriate records and information possessed by state
government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the
public's right to access public records. These exceptions
serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of
individuals. Both state and federal laws provide such
exceptions to public access rights.
UCD respects both the right of public access to
information and the right of privacy of individuals. All
information collected at this site becomes public record that
may be subject to inspection and copying by the public,
unless an exemption in law exists. If any type of personal
information is requested on the Web site or volunteered by
the user, State law, including the Information Practices Act
of 1977 and the California Public Records Act, and federal
law, including the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, may protect it
from disclosure to third parties.
In the event of a conflict between this privacy
expectation and the Public Records Act, the Information
Practices Act, or other law governing the disclosure of
records, the Public Records Act, the Information Practices
Act, or other applicable law will control.
For further information regarding this privacy
expectation, please contact Information & Educational
Technology at the address below:
UC Davis Information Technology Security Guidelines
Office of Information and Educational
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616