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Privacy Statement

Boise State University is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Boise State University Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Boise State University website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Boise State University collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Boise State University also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Boise State University. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Boise State University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Boise State University Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Boise State University public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Boise State University does not read any of your private online communications.

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site. Boise State University encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Boise State University so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Boise State University encourages you to be aware when you leave the Boise State University site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. Boise State University is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Boise State University and Boise State University family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Boise State University collects and uses your personal information to operate the Boise State University Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Boise State University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Boise State University and its affiliates. Boise State University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Boise State University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Boise State University may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Boise State University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Boise State University, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Boise State University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Boise State University keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Boise State University, in order to determine what Boise State University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Boise State University to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Boise State University Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Boise State University or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Boise State University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Boise State University, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Boise State University Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Boise State University pages, or register with Boise State University site or services, a cookie helps Boise State University to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Boise State University Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Boise State University features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Boise State University services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

While no computing environment is 100% secure, Boise State University uses best efforts to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Boise State University secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Student Records

Student records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), federal regulations which assign rights to students and responsibilities to educational institutions regarding students’ education records. The Act governs the maintenance and release of information from those records. The University has a separate policy governing FERPA regulations. Student Privacy FERPA

Changes to this Statement

Boise State University will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Boise State University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Boise State University is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Boise State University welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Boise State University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Boise State University at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.