We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.
We have used HTML5 and CSS3 that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration.
We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.
UW Oshkosh Internet Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh website. The UW Oshkosh website include the university’s home page (the top-level web page) and every website that links directly from the home page (second-level websites), unless the site is not on a University server or the site is licensed from a vendor. It also includes all the websites that are designed by the UW Oshkosh University Marketing and Communications office, other sites that are developed using the University Web templates and faculty and staff websites hosted on University servers.
The following is intended to explain our current Internet privacy practices but shall not be construed as a contractual promise. We reserve the right to amend our Internet Privacy Statement at any time without notice.
A link to this statement will appear in the footer of all UW Oshkosh websites (as defined above).
Information We Collect
When you access our website, client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected. No other information is collected through our website except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an email or filling out a form). The information you might choose to send us is also listed below as “optional information.”
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
Essential and nonessential technical information
- Identification of the Web page or service you are requesting
- Type of browser and operating system you are using
- The date and time of access
- Referring Web page, if present
- When you send us an email, your name, email address and the content of your email;
- When you fill out online forms, all the data you choose to fill in or confirm;
- When you use TitanWeb, Desire2Learn (D2L) and MyUWO Portal, userID (NetID) and passwords are encrypted before being transmitted across the network and data that you choose to send is stored in a secure environment, protected from unauthorized access or disclosure.
- For those applications that process credit card payments, credit card number and expiration date are encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Credit card numbers are not stored on servers accessible from the Internet.
How We Use the Collected Information
Client information is used to route the requested Web page to your computer for viewing. We send the requested Web page and the routing information to our Internet service provider or other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities.
We may keep your information indefinitely after the Web page is transmitted, but do not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse our website. However, on rare occasions when a “hacker” attempts to breach computer security, logs of routing information are retained to permit a security investigation, and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies. We use this transaction routing information primarily in a statistical summary type format to assess site content and server performance. We may share this summary information with our business partners when needed.
Under the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Act, records in our possession at the time of a Freedom of Information Act Request might be subject to inspection by or disclosure to members of the public. As indicated above, client information may be retained after transmission of the requested Web page and might be available for inspection.
Essential and nonessential technical information
Essential and nonessential technical information lets us respond to your request in an appropriate format [or in a personalized manner] and helps us plan website improvements. To expedite this process, some official UW Oshkosh websites use “cookies.” Usually a cookie enables the University website to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site (i.e., if you entered by pushing a button identifying yourself as a student, your subsequent views of information might be tailored for student audiences).
We also use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may determine that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we do not disclose information that could identify those specific individuals.
Most UW Oshkosh sites use Google Analytics or similar services to analyze Web traffic for design and content purposes. In such cases, the access information described above may be shared with the vendor(s) providing the analytical service. UW Oshkosh does not control the privacy policies of these vendors.
Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs, to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and to plan website improvements.
We use the information you provide about yourself or about someone else when placing a request for service only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request.
We generally use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. By state policy, such addresses are not shared with outside parties.
Finally, we never use or share the optional information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the purpose described without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
What Information We Collect
Several UW Oshkosh departments and units allow you to subscribe online, and receive the email newsletters and event updates. If you no longer wish to receive these email, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email.
If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
The Choice to Provide Information
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website. However, our website will not work without client information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the website, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the Web page may not be available to you.
Should you have other questions or concerns about the UW Oshkosh Internet Privacy Statement and our privacy practices, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to review or change information gathered about you through an official UW Oshkosh website but you do not know how, the University webmaster will assist in locating the persons responsible for that site so that you may make your request directly to them.
Information From Other Sources
Changes To This Policy