Auburn University respects both the privacy of individuals who use its websites and the privacy and security of the information they provide to the University. The University is committed to ensuring the security of your sensitive and confidential information. We are committed to having reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information we collected online.
Please note, that many units of the University run and maintain their own websites on the auburn.edu domain. These sites may provide additional information relating to the information they collect related to your web browsing experience, which may supplement this Privacy Statement.
A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables features and functionality. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user.
Most pages on the auburn.edu domain utilize a technology known as Google Analytics. This technology places cookies on user computers that allow us to gather general statistics regarding how our websites are used. For example, if we know what browser software and screen resolution our users are utilizing, we are better able to design web pages that suit our users. The statistics we generate are aggregate. We do not track the usage patterns of individual users.
Please visit the Google Analytics website for more information.
If you choose not to accept cookies from our site using the consent banner, our website will create an opt-out cookie which will be stored in your browser folder which will block future Google Analytic cookies from being installed on your browser from our website. You can also manage cookies by activating the setting on your Internet browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. If you turn off cookies, this may change your browsing experience in some cases. Google Analytics also offers a browser add-on (available for most browsers) which allows users to prevent their data from being used by their services across all sites.
Other Data Collection
Auburn University web servers collect information such as the IP address of your computer, the operating system, browser software used, access times, and pages visited. This data is used statistically and in aggregate to monitor web server performance, network security and to help manage the site and improve service.
As a general rule, Auburn University does not track individual visitor profiles, but does reserve the right to use log data to investigate resource management or security concerns.
Visitors using online forms or applications on our web pages may choose to supply information voluntarily. Information collected via such web forms will be securely maintained and be used only for the purposes for which it was supplied. Pages collecting such information should be transparent about the information they are collecting as well as the purpose for the data collection.
Auburn University policy does not allow the release of personally identifiable information to third parties (other than its agents when required for university business) except with permission of the person identified or as allowed or required by law.