Paul College Web Server Privacy Policy

Scope.

This privacy statement applies to the Paul College Web server at the University of New Hampshire, with a home page URL of http://paulcollege.unh.edu. This statement does not apply to any other Web servers linked within the Paul College server at this or any other site.

E-Mail.

If you send us e-mail, using an administrative address on one of the Paul College Web pages, we may share that e-mail with others in the process of deciding who should respond to it. We do not keep an archive of such messages, but they do get recorded as part of normal system backups.

Server Logs.

We keep typical Web server logs for the Paul College website that include:

  • URL from which request received.
  • date and time stamp.
  • URL requested.
  • file sent.
  • browser used.

In the case of search forms, our logs will include the search string that was entered. Errors are also logged. We may summarize these logs (normally once per week) and make special summaries available to the departments, offices, and organizations that are information owners (contributors) and who are serving their information from the Paul College web server. These summaries may display the requesting URL and name of file requested, frequency of requests for Web pages by URL, by time, whether within the unh.edu domain, by country of origin, etc.

Cookies.

A Web cookie is text information that a Web server page can instruct your browser to write to your browser's cookie file. Many Web sites use cookies to track usage patterns on their site on a page by page basis. The cookie is anonymous unless you give the remote Web site personal information that they may associate with a cookie. For details on how cookies work, see the large colletion of information at Cookie Central.

The Paul College web pages use cookies solely to monitor login status. If you wish to control cookies you need to use a browser (such as current versions of Firefox, Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer) that allows you to control cookie requests received by the browser (always accept, accept on approval, always deny).

Forms.

Some pages use HTML forms, ranging from very simple e-mail forms to more extensive requests for information. Use of any information entered on a form is determined by the information owner of the particular forms page. Some forms are inherently anonymous, while the whole point of others is to enter information about yourself. We expect Paul College information contributors to include a privacy statement with any information gathering that is not anonymous. But, absent a clear statement accompanying any form, if you have questions or doubts you should direct them to the owner of the page before entering the information.

More Information.

For more information on privacy issues in general, an excellent starting point is with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In particular see their own FTC Website privacy policy, their information on privacy initiatives, and their special page on kidz privacy. Another general resource is the Electronic Privacy Information Center. For questions specific to the management of UNHINFO, send e-mail to cwis.admin@unh.edu. See also our standard disclaimers about use of UNHINFO.

We are aware of the following privacy statements that relate in whole or in part to technology-based services at UNH: