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Privacy Notice

Last Updated June 06, 2017

Oklahoma State University operates web sites (the "web sites") for the benefit of our users. We are aware that you, our users, care about how personal information is used, and we appreciate your trust that we will use it carefully and sensibly.

By visiting our web sites, you are accepting the policies and practices contained within this Notice.

Personal Information Gathered

The information we obtain from visitors helps us create better online experiences for our users. This is what we may gather from you:

Information you give us

We receive, and may store, any information you provide on our web sites or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but as a result, you may not be able to take advantage of certain services or features. We may use information collected during current browsing sessions to provide you a more customized experience in the future. We may also use this information to improve our web sites and better communicate with you.

Automatic Information

We receive, and may store, certain types of information when you interact with our web sites. For example, we may store your computer's Internet address, information about your Web Browser, URLs of referring web sites, and your site navigation histories.

Email Communications

We may use any email address you provide to communicate directly with you. To help us communicate more effectively with you through e-mail messages, we may receive a confirmation when you open messages from us if your computer supports such capabilities. We require that all E-Mail Addresses provided to us be valid; otherwise, we may disregard them.

We allow you to subscribe to various newsletters and mailing lists throughout the site. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located in the email.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive and store information about you from other sources and add it to our customer databases.

All information supplied to us through our web sites becomes the property of Oklahoma State University.

Tracking Technologies

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. It also collects data about visitor demographics and interest categories. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site.

Although Google Analytics places a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. In addition, the cookie cannot give access to your computer or any information stored in your computer. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy . You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Remarketing

We use remarketing service to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to our website. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve tailored ads based on someone’s past visits to the OKSTATE website. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site. This could be in the form of an ad on the Google search results page, or a site in the advertiser's network. This allows us to market our products and services to those who have shown interest in the university.

As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other 3rd party remarketing system.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page. You can also opt out of any third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Sharing Information

We may release personal information when we believe that a release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply agreements; or protect rights, property, or the safety of any party. This includes exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Use of our Web Sites

If you choose to visit our web sites, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Use.

This Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use of our web sites may be updated regularly. You should check our sites frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated to the contrary, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you. We stand behind the promises we make and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of our user information collected in the past without the consent of the affected users.

If you have any questions regarding your orders, this Privacy Notice, or the Terms and Conditions under which govern your use of our web sites, please contact the OSU Communications Department at contactus@okstate.edu