Stonybrook.edu Privacy Notice

At the Stony Brook University, we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient to interact with the University. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit this web site. You can travel through most of this web site without giving us any information about yourself. Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.

WHAT WE COLLECT AND WHY

When you visit this web site, the University may automatically collect the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed this web site
  • The type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that browser is running
  • The web page from which the user accessed the current Web page
  • The date and time of the user's request
  • The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page

The information that is collected automatically is used to improve the content of this web site and to help Stony Brook University understand how users are interacting with its web site. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Stony Brook University is not authorized to, and does not, sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from this web site for commercial marketing purposes.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE

The collection of information through this web site and the disclosure of that information are subject to applicable privacy regulations that may vary based on the location of the user. Stony Brook University will only collect, process, or disclose personal information through this web site if a lawful basis exists for the activity.

RETENTION OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE

The information collected through this web site is retained by Stony Brook University in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law. Learn More

CONFIDENTIALITY AND INTEGRITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE

Stony Brook University is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this web site against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, Stony Brook University limits employee access to personal information collected through this web site to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties.

In addition, Stony Brook University has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this Web site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

For web site security purposes and to maintain the availability of this web site for all users, Stony Brook University employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this Web site.

COOKIES

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the user's browser on the hard drive of the user's computer. This web site uses cookies for some of its applications. Cookies are not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

This site may contain links to other web sites not affiliated with Stony Brook University. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this privacy notice should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as failproof, the security of information provided through this web site.

DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply to, and appear in italics, in this notice:

Personal information: For purposes of this notice, “personal information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.

User shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 8 of section 202 of the State Technology Law.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions regarding this web site privacy notice, please contact privacy@stonybrook.edu

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