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Seattle University’s general practice is to respect the privacy of all web site visitors.  We want this privacy statement to inform you of the ways in which this web site collects information, the uses to which that information will be put, and the ways in which we will protect any information you choose to provide us.

There are four types of information that may be collected during your visit: information you voluntarily provide, cookies, network traffic information, and web server statistic logs.

Information You Voluntarily Provide
In the course of using this web site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs.  For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request information, send an electronic postcard, or register for events. Or you may send us your address so we may send you information or other materials.  Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated or as described in this privacy statement.  Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff, and may be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar requests.  We will not sell, exchange, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to outside corporations or organizations, except to those with which we have an established business relationship.  We do not retain the information longer than necessary for normal operations.

Development and Alumni Relations
The University may use information gathered through the website to create a record about you in our alumni and donor database or to update your existing record.  The University will not sell to or share with any external party contribution information contained in the University’s database.  The University will share limited demographic data only in select circumstances that we believe are directly relevant to serving alumni.  In any such program, Seattle University alumni may request to opt out of receiving such communications. 

Alumni Online Community
The Online Community includes, among other services, an Online Directory.  Your information may be accessed by other Seattle University alumni through our Online Directory.  There is a registration process that an individual must complete to access the Online Community.  Only registered Seattle University alumni and appropriate university personnel have access to the Online Community.  Alumni have the ability to remove all or part of their listing in the Online Directory. We may occasionally send you e-mail messages to inform you of new services, campus news, or upcoming events.  In each e-mail message we send, we will always provide you with the ability to unsubscribe or otherwise opt out of these communications.

External Links
University web sites may provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources.  We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of services.  In particular, external sites are not bound by the University's web privacy statements or policy; they may have their own policies or none at all.  You can tell if you are leaving a University web site by noting the URL of the destination site. 

Cookies are small bits of data stored on your hard drive on behalf of a web site and returned to the web site on request.  This site may use cookies for two purposes: to carry data about your current session at the site from one web page to the next, and to identify you to the site between visits.  If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser, or you may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie.  Some pages may not function properly if the cookies are turned off.  Unless otherwise notified on this site, we will not store data, other than for these two purposes, in cookies.  Cookies remain on your computer.  We do not forward them to any external parties.  Unless otherwise stated on this site, we do not use cookies to track your movement among different web sites and we do not exchange cookies with other entities.

Network Traffic
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, we may use software programs to do such things as:

  • Analyze network traffic
  • Identify unauthorized access
  • Detect computer viruses and other software that might damage University computers or the network
  • Monitor and maintain the performance of the University network 

In the course of monitoring, these programs may detect information such as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets and other information.  Information from these activities is used solely for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the University's networks and computer systems.  Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties unless required by law.

Web Server Logs
The University web server collects and stores information from web site visitors to monitor web site performance and to improve service.  This information includes the following:

  • Page visited
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Domain name or IP address of the referring site
  • Domain name and IP address from which the access occurred
  • Version of browser used and the capabilities of the browser
  • Search terms entered into our search engine

The University makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.  No personally identifiable information is released to external parties unless required by law.

If you have any questions or comments about your information, please email or would like to update your records on-line, follow this link

September 2004