KUCO values individuals’ privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information submitted through our website. As an explanation of our online information policy and practices and to assist you in better protecting your privacy, we provide the following privacy notice.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Web Privacy Statement speaks generally to the information collected by or submitted to official university websites (see definition above). Still the amount and type of information collected may vary somewhat from site to site. It is wise for users to read page-specific notices to ensure an understanding of privacy policies and practices applicable to a particular site. Information is not collected through through this website except when users deliberately enter and send it (for example, by clicking a link to send us and email).
ACCESS INFORMATION (AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED)
Client information: The internet domain and internet address of the computer you are using.
Essential technical information: Identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using and the date and time of access.
Nonessential technical information: The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website and the cookie information used to direct and tailor information based on your entry path to the site.
OPTIONAL INFORMATION (AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED)
When you send us an email: Your name, email address and the content of your email.
When you complete an online form: All the data you choose to fill in or confirm. This may include credit or debit card information if you are ordering a product or making a payment, as well as information about other people if you are providing it for delivery purposes, etc.
Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs, to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so and to plan website improvements. We use the information you provide about yourself or about someone else when placing a request for service to complete that order or request. This information is not shared with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. We generally use return email addresses only to answer emails we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and by university and state policy, are not shared with outside parties. Finally, we strive to use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online specifically for the purpose described. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it is collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
PROVIDING INFORMATION IS YOUR CHOICE
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information on our website. However, our website will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of website but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested on the website, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the webpage may not be available to you.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
KUCO is dedicated to preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. These security practices are consistent with the policies of the university and with the laws and regulatory practices of the State of Oklahoma.
KUCO may share personal information with entities if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues or (c) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of the university, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies and practices, call 405-974-2000 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to review or change information gathered about you via this website but you do not know how, the university webmaster will assist in locating the person(s) responsible for the site so you may make a direct request.
Not withstanding the above, use of the World Wide Web and systems should only be accomplished with the knowledge that these are not private, secure, encrypted systems and therefore the expectation for privacy must be extremely reduced to no expectation. The above represents the university’s good faith effort to provide a reasonable system that will provide needed services to fulfill the university’s educational mission.
KUCO is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding and mutual respect among its members; and, encourages each individual to strive to reach their own potential. In pursuit of its goals, KUCO and the university seeks to develop and nurture diversity. We believe that diversity is a fundamental value among its many members and strengthens the institution, simulates creativity, and promotes the exchange of ideas while enriching life on and off campus.
KUCO expects all of its employees to join together to ensure a climate of diversity where everyone values individual and group differences, respects the perspectives of others and communicates openly.
Server machines and the information maintained and referenced on them by KUCO are provided “as is” and makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services provided. KUCO and the university disclaims all liability of any kind arising out of your use of or misuse of these server machines and the information contained and referenced within them. KUCO and the university disclaims all express warranties included in any materials and further disclaims all implied warranties including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non infringement of proprietary rights. KUCO and the university shall not be liable for any damages you suffer through the use of technology and services including but not limited to loss of data resulting from delays, nondeliveries, misdeliveries or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or by user errors or omissions. Use of any information obtained via the internet is at the user’s risk. KUCO and the university deny any responsibilities for information obtained through its facilities and services.
KUCO and the university are not responsible for the content, accuracy or timeliness of information contained on these server machines. Issues of content, accuracy and timeliness should be directed to the providers of those information pages. KUCO and the university cannot protect individuals against the existence or receipt of material that may offend them. Users are warned that they may unwillingly come across or be recipients of material they find offensive. KUCO and the university will not guarantee the privacy or integrity of individual user accounts and files including email, however, in cases of system failure and subsequent repair or where there is reason to believe there has been unauthorized or misuse of technology resources, Office of Information of Technology personnel, Department of Public Safety personnel and administrative personnel of the university shall have the authority and right to review and audit individual user files, including email. Individual user files may also be reviewed, audited or searched when subject to court order, subpoena or other process of law. KUCO and the university prohibit the acquisition, storage or distribution of obscene material and shall take immediate action to remove from computer and computer systems all obscene materials. All information within the machines and software systems of the university belong to the university until such other ownership may be proved. Individual users of the system shall have no expectation of privacy for using the university system and none is granted by the university due to its connection to the World Wide Web. Additionally, the KUCO and the university system is a business system with the main mission of supporting the university as an institution of higher education for the State of Oklahoma and is thus a publicly owned and operated system.