The following policies are in effect only for the Web pages, newsletters, discussion forums and electronic forms hosted by the Marquette University Alumni Association; these electronic resources are collectively referred to as MU Connect, the Marquette online alumni community.
Information Automatically Collected
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, which serve as that computer's Internet protocol (IP) address. When a visitor requests a page from MU Connect or another Marquette University website, the university's Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. Domain names and IP addresses reveal nothing personal about users other than the IP address from which they have accessed the Marquette University website. Marquette uses this information to examine its Web traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the Marquette University online properties or to cooperate with law enforcement, when necessary. Marquette does not collect and evaluate information on specific individuals. Marquette's Web servers do not automatically record visitors' e-mail addresses.
When you browse through any website, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:
the date and time of your visit;
the pages you visited; and
the address of the website from which you came.
We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information is collected about you.
See also Disclosure of Information to Outside Third Parties.
Marquette University offers access to some services that require registration. Marquette may use registration contact information to notify users of new services by e-mail or postal mail. The university may also use visitors' IP addresses internally and share them with third parties. See Disclosure of Information to Outside Third Parties
Personally Provided Information and Use of Information by Marquette University
Marquette University does not require you provide personal information to visit our website; however, you may choose to provide us with personal information through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc. This information is used only to fulfill the stated purpose of your communication and/or participation.
When users sign up for MU Connect discussion forums, their names or aliases are recorded solely for purposes of maintaining their own accounts within the forums. This information is not used to monitor user activity within a forum, nor is it used to identify users outside the Marquette University online properties.
When visitors use co-branded services, or those provided by a third party, within the Marquette University online properties, their information may be passed to the co-brand or third party provider, whose use of the information is subject to their own applicable privacy policies.
Disclosure of Information to Outside Third Parties
Marquette University does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our online visitors to third parties except as required by law.
Marquette University will disclose personal information and/or an IP address when required by law or when the university has the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1. Cooperate with the investigation of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal processes served on Marquette University
2. Protect and defend the rights or property of the Marquette University websites and related properties, or visitors to the Marquette University websites and related properties
3. Identify persons who may be violating the law, the Marquette University legal notice and website user agreement, or the rights of third parties, or persons who are otherwise misusing the Marquette University Network or its related properties
Marquette University is not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information, nor is the university responsible for such third-party privacy policies or their treatment of information about their users.
See Endorsement Disclaimer/Online Privacy, Registration.
Marquette Spirit Shop Purchases
Marquette Spirit Shop is hosted externally from Marquette. Personal information submitted to complete online purchases through "The Marquette Spirit Shop" is used only to ship and process your order, and is not shared, sold, bartered or leased to third-party vendors.
Endorsement Disclaimer/Online Privacy
Whenever users voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through e-mail, on discussion forums or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if users post personal information in online venues that are accessible to the public, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties.
Ultimately, each user is solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of his or her personal information. Users should be careful and responsible whenever they are online.
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