Commitment to Your Privacy
Information The University Of Hartford Gathers And Tracks
University of Hartford gathers five types of information about visitors:
- Information that visitors provide through optional, voluntary submissions.
- Information gathered through aggregated tracking information.
- Information that is automatically collected.
- Information obtained by browser cookies.
- Information collected from network traffic logs.
The University Of Hartford Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
You may provide volunteer information to the University of Hartford when email is sent, forms are completed online, surveys submitted, registering for an event, or when you request an application. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent. Each web page requesting information discloses the purpose of that information. If you do not wish to have the information used in the manner indicated, you are not required to provide it. Please contact the person listed on the specific page, or listed below, with questions or concerns on the use of personally identifiable information.
Aggregate information is derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs. This website routinely collects and stores information from online visitors to help manage the site and improve service, including the pages visited on the site, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser, and search terms used on our search engines. This site does not correlate this information with data about individual visitors: any personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent.
Information Automatically Collected
Essential technical information such as pages accessed; time and date accessed; operating system used; type of browser used; information about the website from which you accessed this website and connection statistics (e.g. ports, number bytes, number packets, time of first and last packet, etc.). Essential technical information is used for such purposes as helping to respond to your request in an appropriate format and helping to plan website improvements.
Information that is automatically collected may be retained as necessary for appropriate business purposes to review and enhance website content and program delivery. While in general this information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, it should be noted that this information, along with other information that might be available, may enable UHart to identify an individual involved in a specific transmission and that this information may be forwarded to law enforcement agencies or appropriate University personnel when required as part of an investigation.
Network Traffic Log
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, the university employs software programs do such things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage university computers or the network, and monitor the performance of the university network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as email headers, addresses from network packets, and other information. Information from these activities is used for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the security and performance of the university's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent.
One way the information above is automatically collected is by way of using “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that is written onto your hard drive and contains an anonymous string of characters that is unique to your computer, telling about your visit to a web page. The cookie allows our website to recognize your computer when you visit us again. The University may place cookies on a visitor’s computer in order to provide a more efficient and convenient service to you. The cookie does not store or collect your personal identifiable information and it does not track your internet browsing, beyond your use of this website. The cookie allows the university to personalize your online experience. The cookie also may be used to deliver advertisements relevant to your interests.
- Store visitors preferences.
- Record session information, such as items that visitors add to their shopping cart.
- Record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit.
- Alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site.
- Record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site.
- Ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads.
- Customize web page content on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends.
- Record aggregate information collected by website data analytics.
Our websites, products, and services will set several types of third-party cookies, and we do not control the operation of any of them. The third-party cookies that may be set include, but not limited to:
- Google Remarketing – We use Google’s Remarketing cookie to market products and services we think may be of interest to you. You may see our adverts on Google’s Display Advertising Network of partner websites and Google’s own search results pages. We aim to carefully select the products and services we remarket to you and do so based on the pages you have visited on our website. To opt out of Google Remarketing, set your Google Ad Settings (https://www.google.com/settings/ads)
- Facebook Business Manager - Facebook Business Manager allows businesses and agencies to create and manage multiple assets such as a Facebook Page, Instagram account, audience list or product catalog, all in one place. It also tracked our ads on Facebook and Instagram more efficiently with easy overviews and detailed views of our ad spending and impressions. (https://www.facebook.com/business/m/privacy-and-data)
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites.
Information We Collect From Third Parties
From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third-party sources, including partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities and publicly available sources such as social media websites.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not sell products or services intended for purchase by children under the age of 13, or will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Use Of Information
- The University of Hartford uses information (collected methods explained above) to enhance visitor experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.
- When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites visitors like and don't like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in the Search function as one of many measures of what interests our visitors. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
- The University of Hartford creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.
Links to External Websites
The University of Hartford operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give visitors opt-out options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
- Opting not to filling out forms.
- Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our visitors
Concerns or Changes