University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us.
We will use personal information that you provide via email or through other online means only for purposes necessary to serve your needs, such as responding to an inquiry or other request for information. This may involve redirecting your inquiry or comment to another person or department better suited to meet your needs.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and do not sell or share the information you provide to parties beyond UWSA without your consent.
Cookies and Information Tracking
By using UWSA websites you accept the following use of information tracking and cookies.
Cookies may include an anonymous unique identifier sent to your browser from websites and may either be used only during your session (a “session” cookie) or may be stored on your computer’s hard drive (a “persistent” cookie). Cookies can contain data about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is set to allow cookies, a website can send its own cookie to you. A website that has set a cookie can only access those cookies it has sent to you; it cannot access cookies sent to you by other sites.
Cookies are one mechanism for maintaining continuity and user experience during a user’s visit to a website. Session cookies are only maintained in your browser’s active memory during your session and are deleted when you terminate your visit to the website. Persistent cookies may also be stored on your computer so that you can be recognized by a website on subsequent visits. They are often used on websites that require you to log in to save you re-entering all your log-in information.
- First-party cookies are directly stored by the website you visit. These cookies allow website owners to collect analytics data to maintain and improve user experience.
- Third-party cookies are created by domains that are not the website you are visiting. These are usually used for online advertising purposes and placed on a website through a script or tag.
Types of Cookies
Cookies can be categorized into five main types:
- Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.
- Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
- Functional cookies help perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback, and other third-party features.
- Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website, which helps in delivering a better user experience for visitors.
- Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.
If you do nothing during your visit to Wisconsin.edu but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information, or necessary cookies, about your visit:
- the Internet Protocol address (IP) and domain name used but not the email address. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct Internet traffic to you;
- the type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- the date and time you visited this site;
- the web pages or services you accessed at this website; and
- the website you visited prior to coming to this website.
UWSA monitors network traffic for the purposes of site management and security. We use this information to help diagnose problems and carry out other administrative tasks. We also use statistical information to determine which information is of most interest to users, identify system issues, or help determine technical requirements. Server log information does not include personal information.
We also collect personal information that you voluntarily submit such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other information necessary to process your request. We never sell or share the information provided to third parties. Our general practice is to use personal information only for the purposes for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically stated on the site. However, information collected through this site may be subject to UWSA’s obligation to respond to subpoenas, court orders, discovery requests, and requests for public records under the Wisconsin Public Records law. Further, the disclosure of information collected through this site is subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Lastly, UWSA websites do not intend to collect personal data from children under age 13 and we request that children under age 13 not submit personal data to us through our websites.
This website contains links to other websites outside of UWSA. UWSA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your use of this website, please contact the Digital Content Manager.