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Privacy Policy

Texas Tech University System maintains its web sites as an information resource and service for the public, and this privacy policy applies to all pages of this site that are maintained by the TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (pages containing texastech.edu , ttu.edu, or ttuhsc.edu in the url).

NOTICE - CONCERNING YOUR INFORMATION

The Texas Public Information Act, with few exceptions, gives you the right to be informed about the information that the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center collects about you. It also gives you the right to request a copy of that information and to have the HSC revise any information that is incorrect. You may request to receive this information by contacting the office possessing such information.

DISCLAIMER

Texas Tech University System maintains its web sites on an on-going basis, but it does not represent, guarantee or warrant that all information provided is accurate, complete, current or suitable for the viewer's purposes. Texas Tech University System specifically disclaims any and all liability for claims or damages that may result from its web sites or information contained therein, including any web sites maintained by third parties and linked to Texas Tech University's System web sites, for which responsibility lies with the entity providing the information. A link from Texas Tech University System web sites in no way implies authorization or endorsement of that site by Texas Tech University System.

COOKIES

Texas Tech University System may use cookies to track the date of last visit to a specific page or to identify a session at a particular Web site. (Note: A cookie file contains unique information a Web site can use to track things like passwords, and lists of pages or Web sites visited.)

SERVER LOGS

Texas Tech University System uses Log analysis tools to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. The following information is collected for this analysis including, but not limited to:

  • User Client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
  • HTTP header, "user-agent" - The user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it's running on.
  • HTTP header, "referrer" - The referrer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page.
  • System date - The date and time of the user/client request.
  • Full request - The exact request the user/client made.
  • Status - The status code the server returned to the user/client.
  • Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
  • Method - The request method used.
  • Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a resource on the server.
  • Query string of the URI - Anything after the question mark in a URI.
  • Protocol - The transport protocol and version used.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally-identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. We may redirect your message to another person who is in a better position to answer your question. Some departments ask that forms be submitted in regards to acceptance into the school or their individual program and are reviewed by admittance committees. In regards to filling out forms, you will be given a chance to "opt out" of completing the form.

For site management functions, information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings, including application of the Texas Public Information Act.

SECURITY MEASURES

Some of the information contained on the Web Servers is private information intended for specific individuals or departments. This may include accounting information, personnel or student information, medical history information or other items of sensitive nature. This information is protected by passwords assigned to each individual who has need to access this information. Unauthorized persons are not able to access any of this private information. Other sensitive information that contains personal identifiers is protected by 128-bit encryption algorithms provided by RSA Security.

LINKS

This web site contains links to other sites, and Texas Tech University System is not responsible for privacy policies on those sites.

RECORDS RETENTION

Please see TTUHSC Operating Policy 10.09, Records Retention (Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this policy).

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

QUESTIONS

Questions about this privacy policy should may be directed to the respective Webmaster for each site: www.ttu.edu, www.texastech.edu, or www.ttuhsc.edu.

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