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In accordance with the Federal Privacy Act of 1974, you are hereby notified that disclosure of your social security number is mandatory. This record keeping system was established prior to January 1, 1975 pursuant to (1) the authority of the Regents of the University of California under Art. IX, Sec. 9 of the California Constitution and (2) the Undergraduate Admissions System Reference Manual, Information System Division, Office of the Vice President, Business and Finance, University of California, January 5, 1972, p. 1-5. The principal uses of the number shall be to (1) verify your identity in the Graduate Admissions record system and (2) interface with the integrated Student Information System.
Student privacy rights under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), include procedures for inspection, correction, and disclosure of information in student records; a description of what constitutes directory information and the consequences of blocking release of directory information; and procedures for imposing/removing such a block: registrar.ucdavis.edu/UCDWebCatalog/appendix/nondesc.html
Privacy expectation: UC Davis is committed to protecting personal privacy and the personal information collected via its websites.
Information collected: UC Davis websites may collect personal information such as name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), and/or educational interests. Such personal information may be requested for research, public service, or teaching programs, or for administrative purposes. Additional personal information, such as credit card account information, may be requested for purchases or enrollment purposes.
UC Davis identifies your Internet Protocol (IP) address when you visit a campus website. UC Davis may also collect website usage statistics by IP address.
Use of information: UC Davis uses website-collected personal information for the purpose of future communication back to you. Examples of this use include University-affiliated hosting organizations that need to keep Web enrollees informed of campus programs, symposia, and/or special events.
UC Davis may use browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history for reporting aggregate website accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is generally used to improve Web presentation and utilization. UC Davis also may use IP addresses for troubleshooting purposes. Some UC Davis websites may use "cookies." Cookies are used for delivering Web content specific to users' interests and to keep track of online transactions. Sensitive personal information is not stored within cookies.
Distribution of information: UC Davis will not disclose personal information or IP addresses to other parties, unless required by law. UC Davis will not sell personal information to third-party organizations such as telemarketers or direct mailers.
Individual choice: Individuals have the option to decline any online enrollment and may submit requests to use other enrollment methods by e-mail or U.S. mail addressed to the UC Davis organization seeking the personal information. Users may review, modify, or delete their previously provided personal information by contacting the campus organization to which they provided the personal information. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the website.
Campus commitment to data security: UC Davis takes reasonable steps to protect the security, integrity and privacy of information submitted via campus websites. Nonetheless, Web users should be aware of the difficulty of maintaining data confidentiality over the public Internet. UC Davis encourages producers of its websites, when seeking personal information, to use the industry standard security protocol known as Secured Sockets Layer (SSL). We strongly recommend the use of a Web browser capable of supporting SSL. The latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator, for example, support SSL and also avoid known browser security vulnerabilities.
While using a UC Davis website, you may encounter hypertext links to the Web pages of organizations not directly affiliated with UC Davis. UC Davis does not control the content or information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of these organizations.
Individual privacy rights and public disclosure of information: In the state of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide such exceptions to public access rights.
UC Davis respects both the right of public access to information and the right of privacy of individuals. All information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. If any type of personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law, including the Information Practices Act of 1977 and the California Public Records Act, and federal law, including the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, may protect it from disclosure to third parties.
In the event of a conflict between this privacy expectation and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act, or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act, or other applicable law will control.
Personal information: "Personal information" is information about a natural person that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, date of birth, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history, readily identifiable to that specific individual. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information; however it is considered "electronically collected personal information."
According to the California Government Code Section 11015.5, " 'electronically collected personal information' means any information that is maintained by an agency that identifies or describes an individual user, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, medical or employment history, password, electronic mail address, and information that reveals any network location or identity, but excludes any information manually submitted to a state agency by a user, whether electronically or in written form, and information on or relating to individuals who are users, serving in a business capacity, including, but not limited to, business owners, officers, or principals of that business."
Electronically collected personal information that is automatically collected by websites administered by UC Davis includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, and statistical information about which Web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (e.g., completing a request for assistance, personalizing the content of the website, sending an e-mail, or participating in a survey), more detailed data will be collected.
Contact: For further information regarding this privacy expectation, please contact Information & Educational Technology at the address below:
UC Davis Information Technology Security Guidelines Coordinator
Office of Information and Educational Technology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616