Privacy Notice for EAS Division and Department Websites
Effective Date: June 02, 2017
This Privacy Notice applies only to the website for Engineering and Applied Science Division (EAS) and its department websites. This is meant to help you understand our practices about the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. For all other Caltech websites, please check their respective privacy policies.
Automatically Collected Information
Our web server logs collect and store certain system-related information automatically by different services we employ, as described below. This information includes:
- The IP address from which a page is accessed
- The date and time of access of our pages
- The URLs of pages visited
- The type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) used access our site
- The operating system (e.g.,Windows, Unix, Macintosh) used to access our site
- The URL of the referring site, if our websites are visited from another website.
This information is used to help us make our websites more useful for you. With these data, we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. The information collected may be used in aggregate to inform decisions about website content and structure. It may also be used for troubleshooting purposes, or to detect and investigate abuse. With the exception of abuse investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
Google Custom Search Engine
In certain portions of our site, you may voluntarily provide your name and email in order to receive updates about our publications and newsletters. For this purpose we use Campaign Monitor. Campaign Monitor is an email address management and message sending service provided by Freshview Pty Ltd. We will only use the information you provide to send you updates specifically for the lists that you signed up for. Your information will not be added to different newsletter or publication announcements or be sold. Providing the requested information indicates your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this Notice. More information about Campaign Monitor and its use of your information can be found here.
Disclosure of Information
Other than sharing your information with other appropriate university personnel and units to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our website, or manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of the site except under the following circumstances:
- With your prior written (including email) consent,
- When we have given you clear notice that we will disclose information that you voluntarily provide, and the opportunity to oppose that disclosure, or
- To appropriate external parties, such as law enforcement agencies, in order to investigate and respond to suspected violations of law or university policy. Any such disclosures shall comply with all applicable laws and university policies.
Web Site Security Notice
Unauthorized attempts to upload to, or change information on, this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
Our sites are not directed to children under 13 years of age, do not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and do not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.
Comments Sent by Email
You may choose to provide us with personal information, for example in an email containing your comments or questions. We may use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There may be times when your message is forwarded to other Caltech employees who may be better able to help you.
If you have questions or concerns about this Notice, please contact us via email at commofccaltech.edu.