BGSU Website ( Privacy Statement

Bowling Green State University is committed to protecting the privacy of website visitors as well as the privacy of our students, faculty & staff, alumni and friends. This privacy statement describes the type of information which may be collected from visitors to Bowling Green State University’s websites. Bowling Green State University does not sell or rent website visitor information and does not share website visitor information except as compelled by law. This privacy statement may be updated as necessary to reflect current collection methods and usage of website visitor information.

What information is collected?

Anonymous Information

Bowling Green State University may collect and store from website visitors: Referrer pages, date/time stamps, pages requested, browser & computer information, user agent, headers, files downloaded, and any errors encountered.

Personal Information

Bowling Green State University may collect and store personal identifying information, such as name, username, email address, IP address, social network account information and activity, mailing address, and telephone numbers.

How is this information collected?

Bowling Green State University may use network, server and browser technologies to collect website visitor information, including:

Why is the information collected?

Bowling Green State University collects website visitor information to: best serve audiences by optimizing and personalizing visitor experiences in both digital and physical spaces, manage a visitor relationship with the university, foster/promote further communications, gauge communication effectiveness, gain insights into user behavior and preferences, track interests, identify errors and issues, and conduct market research.

Is the information secure?

For data collected from website visitors, Bowling Green State University follows the guidelines prescribed in the university’s Data Security Policy.

Third Parties

Bowling Green State University may contract and partner with external third-parties to place ads on websites not affiliated with Bowling Green State University. These non-affiliated sites may share visitor information and browsing behavior, collected in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Opting Out

Bowling Green State University respects the privacy decisions of our constituents.

Most modern web browsers provide a user privacy setting, which when enabled, informs websites to disable its information collection methods. More information:


Bowling Green State University does not knowingly collect website visitor information from children or minors as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The Federal Trade Commission provides guides for protecting the privacy of children visiting websites:

Updated: 09/22/2022 01:42PM