Penn State World Campus Web Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting the Penn State World Campus website privacy statement. We do not collect any personal information when you visit one of our websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. Penn State World Campus does not sell, exchange, or release your personal information to outside parties without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
Penn State World Campus will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us by — for example — sending emails, completing information forms, registering for accounts, or responding to surveys. We may also contact you to provide information about Penn State World Campus activities, programs, memberships and development opportunities, products, and special events that may interest you.
When we send you information by email, you always will have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. Otherwise, we will not share your name or information outside of Penn State unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.
This website uses Google Analytics, as well as other similar tools as business needs arise, to help analyze how users use the site and, in some cases, to provide content that is more relevant to users through personalization. These tools typically utilize cookies — small text files placed on your computer — to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to these tools. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Penn State World Campus website. The information can also be used to personalize content for users.
If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information includes, but is not limited to the following and is stored and used in aggregate form only:
- the IP address from which you access our website
- the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
- the type of browser and operating system used to access our website
- the date and time you access our site
- the internal pages, files, documents, and links that you visit
- the Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website
If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, Google has provided a plugin for most browsers that enables this functionality. Learn more about how the plugin works and how to install it.
Additionally, you are able to modify and delete the information that Google tracks for remarketing purposes by visiting Google's ad settings page. You can also disable collection of any demographic data on that page.
You may also manage your cookies by going into your browser's privacy settings. To learn more about managing cookies, visit the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) website.
For additional information, view Penn State's Web Privacy Statement.