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The University of Minnesota respects the privacy of website visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform users of what information is collected by this website,, and how the information is used.

Please note that other University of Minnesota websites may adopt different privacy practices as their specific needs require.

Use of links to other websites is subject to the privacy statement of the providers of those websites. We encourage users to be aware when leaving this website and to read the privacy statement on each website visited. Often users can tell when they are leaving a University website by looking at the URL of the destination site.

Contact us with questions about this site’s collection of information or its online privacy statement.

Non-personally identifiable information

For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all users, the University uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

The University collects non-personal information about a user’s Internet connection on this website, including but not limited to:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the name of the Internet domain used to access the Internet
  • the IP address or URL of the web site from which a user directly linked to this website
  • the date and time a user accessed this website
  • the pages visited on this website
  • the browser and operating system used to access this website
  • the search terms used on our search engines

The University uses this non-personal information to help manage the website and improve service.

This site uses Google Analytics for gathering statistics about web traffic. Information about how Google Analytics gathers and uses data is available in Google’s privacy policy.

Personally identifiable information

We collect information from users who voluntarily register to attend our events or subscribe to our newsletters and publications. We use this information for event planning and for communicating by email and social media with our users. We use appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our site and periodically update measures with new technologies.

Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. Personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

Last revised September 2020

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