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WUSTL.edu Internet Privacy Policy

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our websites.

Information voluntarily provided through a Washington University website — such as email address, name, or phone number — will be used by schools, offices and departments at Washington University to provide you news and information that we believe would be of interest to you.

Washington University uses the information on this site for Washington University purposes and in compliance with Washington University’s policies and procedures.

At your request, Washington University will update your contact information and your email preferences. Because different communications are managed independently by schools, offices or departments, opting out from one subscription does not automatically cancel all communications.

Information you provide to us

Information you provide to us will not be sold or traded to any commercial institution or business external or unrelated to Washington University.

Washington University does not disclose information about any individual’s use of this site to any third parties, unless legally required to do so.

Schools and offices within the university may have criteria for sharing information with their departments or specific partners.  Please check individual sites on which you are providing personal information for their privacy addendums.

Information gathered automatically

Washington University follows standard web analytics practices by tracking browsing patterns to inform our understanding of how our sites are used, what information is most important, and how best to serve the needs of our users. We analyze the information gathered to better serve you and future users of our digital communications.

Washington University’s wustl.edu website — as well as a number of other sites associated with the university — use the analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how visitors use our sites.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve both content and distribution. Cookies cannot identify people. The generic information collected is based on an IP address, which is the location of a computer or network.  The cookies used for analytics at Washington University collect data from browsers, along with the information requested and sent by the browser's operator, to provide meaningful reports about how our sites are used, but not specifically by whom.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, doing so may prevent you from using the full functionality of all of our websites. Washington University will not associate your IP address and web usage data with any other information held by the university that can specifically identify you unless we are required to do so by law.  For example, we will not seek to match your IP address to your name or physical address; web usage data will not be specifically linked to individuals by name or other personally identifying data.

Cookies placed by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the university’s websites, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about your website visits by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Please visit the following pages for more information on Google Analytics terms of use, use of cookies, and privacy practices.

External links

Some Washington University websites may contain links to external websites not owned by or affiliated with Washington University.  The university provides links to third-party websites solely for the convenience of the user.  Washington University does not endorse the information, content, products or services provided on any third-party sites linked to university websites. The university is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, you can contact:

Karen Daubert
(314) 935-8154
kdaubert@wustl.edu

Colleen Lyerla
(314) 935-4735
colleen_lyerla@wustl.edu