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Privacy Statement

Troy University is committed to protecting your privacy. The University has established this privacy policy and is providing it to you so that you can understand the manner in which Troy University collects and uses your information and the efforts we use to protect it. The University does not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. By personal information, we mean information that can be used to identify or contact an individual. Troy University does not actively share personal information about website visitors. Personal information provided by visitors, such as email addresses or information submitted via online forms, is used by the University to assist individual visitors as necessary. This assistance may involve redirecting an inquiry or comment to another University individual or unit better suited to provide resolution.

Our website makes use of various technologies to collect information about types and versions of Internet browsers used when accessing our website. This information and information about Internet IP addresses, as well as date and time web pages are visited, are stored in various security and traffic logs. Our service provider reviews these logs, using statistical analysis, in an effort to track and predict traffic patterns and estimate resource needs. Unless we are tracking down a technical problem or we suspect either fraudulent behavior or illegal conduct, we do not trace specific user sessions. Because Troy University is a public institution, some information collected from its website may be subject to the Alabama Open Records Act, or in some instances, the University may be compelled by law to release information gathered from its web servers. Some web servers at Troy University may adopt different privacy statements as their specific needs require that may differ from this statement.

Troy University monitors anonymous website visitor traffic through the use of cookies provided by third-party services, including Google Analytics, to review website performance and to identify enhancements that may benefit visitors based on current navigation patterns and search trends. The university may contract with third-party vendors to show our advertisements on non-TROY websites and other digital delivery mechanisms. No personally-identifiable information is stored and collected by the university for these purposes.

Troy University also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of educational records without student permission. For more details on FERPA, currently enrolled students should consult the Troy University Student Handbook (The Oracle) or the University’s Office of Academic Records and University Registrar.

Questions about this privacy statement or practices of any Troy University website should be directed to our Website Feedback Form.

 

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