Web Privacy Policy

3341-6- 49 BGSU Web Privacy Policy

Applicability:
All University units

Responsible Unit:
The Vice President for Finance and Administration

Policy Administrator:
The Office of the Chief Information Officer

(A) Policy Statement and Purpose

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) uses best industry practices for website user privacy. This policy shall guide developers and users regarding website privacy guidelines for BGSU.

(B) Policy Scope

This Policy applies to any person subject to a university Policy including but not limited to, (a) students, (b) faculty, (b) staff, (b) alumni, (e) volunteers, (f) visitors, and (g) others who provide services or act under the name of the university, including contractors, vendors and consultants.

Each university Policy should set forth, in the “Policy Scope” section, the members of the university community who are subject to the policy.

(C) Policy  
  1. Personal Information
    (a) At times BGSU may require contact information (i.e. name, address, email address, ZIP code and country of residence) to be provided when requesting information about college programs and services. This contact information is used to provide you with the specific information you requested. Occasionally, you may receive subsequent notifications of important information regarding the programs or services for which you made your initial inquiry.

    (b) A user’s browser sends us a variety of information such as IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser session, SSL Encryption and URL (Uniform Resource Locator). This information lets us know how the user is finding our site and which pages they have visited most often. All of this is used to improve the navigation of the site and to make it more useful for our visitors.

    (c) In addition to the information provided by the browser, we also collect information that the user voluntarily provides when filling out any information request or an application for one of the programs featured on our site.

  2. Online Advertising
    (a) Certain BGSU websites utilize the Google AdWords marketing service to advertise on third-party websites (including Google). Third-party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the BGSU website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

    (b) Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to them using the Google Ad Preferences page found here: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated. In addition, you can opt out of interest-based advertising on this same webpage.

  3. Consent
    By using the official BGSU website, you consent to the collection and use of information discussed above as described in this policy.

Registered Date: September 8, 2016