About Digital Privacy

About Digital Privacy

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Official Web Disclaimer

Information in the Portland State University web is provided by many different people. While we try to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee that it always will be. If you see something in a document that should be corrected or updated, send mail to the address on the document (or to ucomm-support@pdx.edu if the document is unsigned). Be sure to give the full URL of the document in your message.

Unless otherwise noted, the web information may not represent official statements or views of Portland State University. Use information here at your own risk.

Privacy Statement

Portland State University has a firm commitment to privacy. The following statement addresses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the Portland State University website.

PSU does not collect personal information (e.g., name, address or telephone number) unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending email, participating in a survey or completing an online form. We do not share any personal information with any third parties.
When you visit our website, we automatically collect certain information, such as:

  • Domain, country, IP address
  • Browser, platform, resolution
  • Entrance-exit pages, referrals
  • Date, time
  • Search terms and search engines

This is standard practice for Web sites, and is not used for any purpose other than to evaluate how we can design the site to best serve your needs.

In order to provide better a more secure service we will occasionally use a "cookie." A cookie is a small piece of information stored on your computer that can uniquely identify your browser, and may include other information about your visit to the site. The cookie cannot be read by a website other than the one that set the cookie.

Security

Our security measures involve both managerial and technical policies and procedures to protect against loss and the unauthorized access, destruction, use, or disclosure of user data. Our technical security measures to prevent unauthorized access include encryption in the transmission of data, and storage of data on secure servers or computers.

Portland State University complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.

Links to External Sites

This site contains links to external, non-PSU sites. Portland State University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Google Analytics

Portland State University uses Google Analytics, a website traffic monitoring and reporting service, on many of our Web pages. This service helps us to better understand and improve our sites' performance and user experience. We adhere to Google's data processing methods for this service, which prohibit the collection or association of personal information with web analytics.