Online privacy statement

The University of Minnesota respects the privacy of web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform users of what information is collected by this web site and how the information is used.

Other University of Minnesota web sites may adopt different privacy practices as their specific needs require.

Use of links to other web sites is subject to the privacy statement of the providers of those web sites. We encourage users to be aware when leaving this web site and to read the privacy statement on each web site visited. Often users can tell when they are leaving a University web site by looking at the URL of the destination site.

Contact us with questions about this site’s collection of information or its online privacy statement.

Non-personally identifiable information

For security purposes and to ensure that the web site remains available to all users, the University uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

The University collects non-personal information about a user’s Internet connection on this web site, including but not limited to:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the name of the Internet domain used to access the Internet,
  • the IP address or URL of the web site from which a user directly linked to this web site,
  • the date and time a user accessed this web site,
  • the pages visited on this web site,
  • the browser and operating system used to access this web site, and
  • the search terms used on our search engines.

The University uses this non-personal information to help manage the web site and improve service.

Personally identifiable information

Some sites and applications provided by the University Libraries record personally identifiable information. We only use these data to provide, improve, and customize services and resources. We use appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our site and periodically update measures with new technologies.

Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13. Personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

Last revised Jan. 2023