oswego.edu's Commitment to Privacy
At the State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego), we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for people to interact with SUNY Oswego. We recognize that it is critical for individuals to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit oswego.edu. You can travel through most of oswego.edu without giving us any information about yourself. Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.
SUNY Oswego does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending e-mail or completing a form on the site.
This policy is consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act , the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit oswego.edu
When visiting oswego.edu, SUNY Oswego automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed our website
- The type of browser, its version and the operating system on which that browser is running
- The web page requested by the user
- The web page from which the user accessed the current web page
- The date and time of the user's request
- The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page
None of the above-mentioned information is deemed to constitute Personal information by the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve oswego.edu's content and to help SUNY Oswego understand how users are interacting with its website. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and SUNY Oswego is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from oswego.edu for commercial marketing purposes.
This webiste also uses social media plugins or widgets which are provided by Walls.io. When loading these widgets, your IP-address and cookie information is transferred to Walls.io. Walls.io is operated by "Walls.io GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria.
In addition to the site's use of Google Analytics and Ads, we may permit certain third party companies to help tailor content based on user interests and to otherwise collect and use data about website usage and traffic. You may opt out of the Google Ads cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Google has additional information available about its Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, and Restrictions.
Information Collected When You Email oswego.edu or Complete a Transaction
During your visit to oswego.edu you may send an email to a SUNY Oswego account. Your email address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your email address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, or to improve this Web site. Your email address is not collected for commercial purposes and SUNY Oswego is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your email address for commercial purposes.
During your visit to oswego.edu you may complete a transaction such as completing a form on the site. The information collected by SUNY Oswego, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by SUNY Oswego and may be disclosed by SUNY Oswego for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.
SUNY Oswego does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or create profiles of children under the age of 13. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection ofpersonal information submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website
The collection of information through oswego.edu and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. SUNY Oswego will only collectpersonal information through oswego.edu or disclose personal information collected through oswego.edu if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to SUNY Oswego by the User constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by SUNY Oswego for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to SUNY Oswego.
However, SUNY Oswego may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of SUNY Oswego, or necessary for SUNY Oswego to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through oswego.edu is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. SUNY Oswego may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to SUNY Oswego's information technology assets.
Retention of Information Collected Through This Website
Access to And Correction of Personal Information Collected Through oswego.edu
Any user may submit a request to SUNY Oswego's privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through oswego.edu. Any such request shall be made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the privacy compliance officer is:
Privacy Compliance Officer
State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York 13126
The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the receipt of a proper request, provide access to the personal information; deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than 30 days from the date of the acknowledgment.
In the event that SUNY Oswego has collected personal information pertaining to a user through oswego.edu and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user's request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in Section 95 of the Public Officers Law.
Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through oswego.edu
SUNY Oswego is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through oswego.edu against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, SUNY Oswego limits employee access to personal information collected through oswego.edu to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, SUNY Oswego has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of oswego.edu as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of oswego.edu for all users, SUNY Oswego employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage oswego.edu.
Privacy Compliance Officer
State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York 13126
The following definitions apply to, and appear in italics, in this policy:
Personal information: For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person that, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person.
User: shall have the meaning set forth in Subdivision 8 of Section 202 of the State Technology Law.