The Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personally-identifiable information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not re-distribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers.
This UC Berkeley website collects the following information: Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; date and time; and statistics identifying particular IP addresses from which our websites are accessed. The site does not associate this data to individual user identities.
In addition to the IP address/browser information collected from anonymous visitors to the site, other information is collected and stored when visitors log in to view restricted content or submit forms, or when site editors log in to edit content. Specifically, the following information is collected from CalNet and mapped to a locally created account:
- CalNet Display Name (usually first and last name as: First LAST)
- CalNet UID
- CalNet directory email address, if you’ve allowed it to be released
This website is not intended to handle confidential information. If you need to discuss a confidential matter, contact a member of the site’s department directly.
Use of Collected Information
This site will use personal information collected from this site for the purpose of communication back to individuals who contact us via the site and additionally:
This site uses browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history to report information about site accesses and to determine the popularity and effectiveness of content campaigns and placement. This information is used to improve Web presentation and utilization. IP address information may also be used for troubleshooting purposes.
The CalNet user information collected by the site is used to identify users accessing secure content, and to pre-fill forms with information about the user submitting the form.
Distribution of Collected Information
This site will not disclose, without your consent, personal information collected about you, except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure is required by law.
This site will not distribute or sell personal information to third-party organizations.
Access to your own information: Questions regarding users’ rights to review, modify or delete their previously provided personal information should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail). Any disputes will be resolved under existing records regulations applicable to UC Berkeley.
For more detailed information about requirements for campus online activities see the Campus Online Activities Policy (link is external) section on Privacy and Confidentiality of Information.
Responsibility for External Sites
While using the this website, you may encounter links to the Web pages of other UC Berkeley websites or organizations not directly affiliated with UC Berkeley. All UC Berkeley websites must comply with the Privacy Statement for UC Berkeley Websites (link is external), but may have refined the standard campus privacy statement to include additional or stronger privacy provisions. UC Berkeley does not control the content or information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of these organizations.