Collection of Personal Information
Generally, the University does not automatically collect the identity of individual users of or visitors to official University web sites.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE TO OTHERS THROUGH A UNIVERSITY WEB SITE VIA MESSAGE BOARDS AND CHAT ROOMS MAY BE COLLECTED AND USED BY OTHERS WHO ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE UNIVERSITY.
The University collects information that is available from server logs about user Internet connections and visits to University web sites. The University may use this information to analyze trends, create summary statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications, engage in ad serving ( e.g., via Google AdSense), and identify system performance or problem areas.
An example of information collected by University servers include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses — a number that is assigned to your computer when you log on and that is automatically identified when a computer connects to a server. An IP address identifies the computer, not the computer user. University servers may log and track an IP address upon log-in and as the user moves from web page to web page within University web sites. The University does not normally link IP addresses to personally identifiable information, so that the identity of users remains anonymous to the University but not, for example, the time users log on, log off and how long they visit any one site. The University uses IP addresses to identify a user when necessary to enforce compliance with law or University policies, for purposes of system administration, to engage in ad serving, and to ascertain demographics and visitor usability.
The University will take appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. The University strives to implement security measures that protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Not all transmissions to and from official University web sites are secure: the web site may not encrypt or decrypt data sent to or from the web site. In addition, e-mails that you send to a University address may be subject to interception. If your communication includes personal information that you do not wish to provide electronically, contact the University by postal mail or telephone.
Links to Other Sites
Some official University web sites link to web sites that are outside the “misericordia.edu” domains and are controlled and operated by third parties. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party Web sites.
Questions or Complaints
Specific questions about the collection of personal information on specific official University web sites should be addressed to the person identified on that site.