New York University (NYU) is committed to respecting your privacy. This privacy statement governs the collection and use of information collected through official NYU websites and other NYU digital properties.
Information Gathering and Use of Information
Personally Identifiable Information
NYU will not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our websites or digital properties unless you voluntarily provide us with that information. NYU may, for example, request personally identifiable information from you if you wish to access a password-protected website, join a mailing list, or engage in a payment transaction. NYU may use that information for such purposes as fulfilling your requests for our products or services, communication information that may be of interest to you, and conducting research surveys. NYU will not share your information with third parties except as set forth below under "Sharing Your Information."
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit NYU websites and other NYU digital properties, we may automatically collect and store IP addresses (i.e., the Internet address of your computer) in server logs. We also collect standard information about your computer (such as your web browser and operating system) and about your usage of our websites and digital properties (such as pages visited, length of visit, and search queries). This information, which does not identify your personally, is aggregated and used to help diagnose problems and suggest points for improving parts of our website and digital properties. For example, we utilize statistical software to identify which parts of our website are most heavily used and which portion of our audience comes from within the NYU network.
Sharing Your Information
The University will not share your personally identifiable information with any unaffiliated third party except:
- If we receive your consent to do so;
- As required by subpoena or other legal process;
- As necessary to enforce the rights of NYU or to protect against harm to the property or safety of any individual; or
- To service providers as reasonably necessary to perform services on NYU’s behalf, subject to the service provider agreeing to appropriate obligations of confidentiality.
These techniques use only non-personally identifiable information, and you may opt out of behavioral advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
NYU has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure all information we collect online. This includes the use of encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Please note that while we work hard to protect the security of your information, NYU cannot provide an absolute guarantee as to the security of any information you transmit through our websites or digital properties, and that you do so at your own risk.
Third Party Sites
NYU websites and digital properties may link to external sites that are not controlled by NYU. Your use of such websites will be subject to the privacy statements of those websites, which we encourage you to read. NYU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and does not make any representations about them.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement in whole or in part at any time. The modified policy will be posted on this page with an updated effective date.
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or the privacy practices of any NYU websites or digital properties, please contact email@example.com
Effective Date: July 16, 2013