USM Online Privacy Policy

The University of Saint Mary respects the privacy of all visitors to its website. This online privacy statement describes how the University of Saint Mary website may collect and use information and how that information is protected.

For each visitor to the University of Saint Mary website, our web server may collect information that will enable the university to monitor and improve network traffic, identify unauthorized access, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage university computers. The university may also collect and store information from online visitors to manage those sites and to improve service. This information may include the pages visited on the site, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser, and search terms used on our search engines. This site may also use cookies to carry data about your current session at the site from one web page to the next, and to identify you to the site between visits. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the university's networks and computer systems.

Any personal information submitted voluntarily via electronic mail, feedback forms, applications for admission, or other means is used only for the purpose indicated. Such information will be directed to the appropriate staff, and may be recorded to update our site to better respond to similar requests. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law.

Currently our site accommodates online giving via a secure server using encryption. All contact information is kept strictly confidential and financial information that is provided is used only to complete the gift transaction.

The University of Saint Mary web site provides links to other web sites or resources. We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of services. External sites are not bound by the university's online privacy policy.