Website Privacy Statement

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has established this privacy statement to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and transparency. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website uncc.edu and the network of websites making up the UNC Charlotte network.

What information do we gather about you?

We collect information from you when you access uncc.edu and when you subscribe to our email service. This information includes 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. The University makes no attempt to identify individual visitors to its website from this information; any personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

What do we use your information for?

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the UNC Charlotte network. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.

The email address you submit through any online forms on the uncc.edu site may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

IPs and other tracking information may be collected by third-party services and used for the purpose of analytics and ad campaign tracking. We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances in which we believe doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect the rights, property, or safety of the University, its students, employees, and constituents, users of uncc.edu, or others.

Device Information Collected By Us

UNC Charlotte’s websites may collect anonymous usage data and user demographics. The University uses tools like Google Analytics, a service of Google, which collect this data and information through cookies. The data and information collected may include IP address, requested URLs, referring web page, browser, device used, date and time the site is visited, and other related information. This data and information is used to monitor the effectiveness of the websites, network management, security purposes, and to consider potential improvements. UNC Charlotte does not share any specific information about a particular user obtained from these tools. Please review your browser settings to learn how to turn off cookies for specific sites or altogether.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them). We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our services to you.

Third-Party Cookies

Cookies may be set by an organization other than uncc.edu. These “third-party cookies” may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or other social media services for which uncc.edu has implemented “plug-ins.” Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should determine their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly.

You may disable cookies through your individual browser options. If you would like to learn more about cookies please refer to the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Links to Third-Party Websites

We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of uncc.edu. UNC Charlotte does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites that may be linked from uncc.edu.

Information Protection

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Information Disclosure

Please note that NC public records law requires UNC Charlotte to disclose, to anyone who asks, any records that the University has made or received in the course of conducting state business unless there is a specific legal basis for maintaining the privacy of the requested records. Unless specifically protected by law (e.g., FERPA-protected student education records, HIPAA-protected health information, certain personnel records) the University may disclose information obtained through your use of University systems for University business purposes in accordance with governing law.

Changes to Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of this Privacy Statement is September 14, 2017.


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