All University units
The Vice President for Finance and Administration
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.
- 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.
- Online Advertising
(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.
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