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.
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.
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.
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.