The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments

Vis Center Website Privacy Policy

The Vis Center is committed to protecting your online privacy to the best extent it can. We have adopted the following Privacy Policy for the website so that you may understand under what circumstances we may collect, use and disclose your personal information.

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. For this reason, please check back regularly for the most recent version of our Privacy Policy. Privacy Policy changes will apply to the information collected from the date we post the revised Privacy Policy, as well as to existing information held by us.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

The Vis Center will collect personal information and demographic information only if you provide the information to us. You are not required to provide us with any personal information. When the Vis Center receives personal or demographic information we may use it for reasonable purposes. For example, we may use this information to contact you, via email or regular mail, or to provide you with information we believe may be of interest.

Information we collect automatically

In order to review the success of this Site and how it can be improved, we keep regular logs of use of the Site, content and services. Information collected includes, but is not limited to, pages viewed, browsers used to access the Site, search terms used and various other statistical data, including non-personally identifiable information we receive from our third party service providers. This information is only collected and viewed as aggregated data, without reference to individual users. This information is not given or sold to any other individual, university or business. Some examples of how we gather and aggregate such information are as follows:


Cookies are small pieces of data sent by a Web server and stored by the Web browser. Cookies are used to remember information about preferences and pages visited. For example, if a user’s name and password were stored as a cookie, it would save that person from entering the same information when accessing the same service subsequent times during the same browser session. One can refuse to accept or disable cookies by adjusting the browser’s settings.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you connect with an internet service provider. We may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of this Site. Each time you log onto the Site and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address. Although we log your session with us, we will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you.

Email links

Certain links on the Site will automatically open a new email message from your default email application. Be sure to take note of the addressee of the message by looking at the “To:” field of your new message. Once sent, the recipient will know your email address and any other information provided in the body of the message or as an attachment. We may use any of this information to respond to your message and/or to communicate with you in the future.

External links

Except as otherwise indicated, our Privacy Policy applies only to your use of this Site. This Site contains links to other sites. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies of those websites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

NOTICE: Some websites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the University of Kentucky. The University does not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.