The University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”) knows that you care about how your information is used and shared. UCSF takes seriously the protection of your privacy. Please read below about how UCSF uses and protects information collected through our websites.
This Policy covers how UCSF collects, uses, and shares website user data.
Collection of Data
This Policy covers the treatment of two types of information collected on our websites:
- Personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information, such as email address, name, phone number, etc., may be gathered when you access or use UCSF websites. This information is only collected when it is volunteered by you – for example when you complete a form to sign up for a newsletter.
- Non-personally identifiable information. This site may collect, at least temporarily, non-personally identifiable information such as: Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used; web pages requested; referring web page; cookies; browser type used; date and time; and other Internet tags and navigational data.
Use of Data
Personally identifiable information may be collected to respond to user requests for services or for marketing and outreach communications.
Non-personally identifiable information may be collected to improve the UCSF website user experience and for troubleshooting.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies
If you wish to opt out of these analytics tracking services, visit these websites at the following links:
- Google Analytics, Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on
- For EU users, visit Your Online Choices to learn how to opt out of having your data used for online behavioral advertising by European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) member companies
Sharing of Data
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 disclosure, personally identifiable information is not disclosed without your consent.
If a UCSF website collects restricted information, including but not limited to, electronic protected health information (ePHI) or personally identifiable information (PII), UCSF requires the use of the industry standard security protocol known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Links to External Sites
Links within UCSF websites to commercial and external websites do not represent endorsement by the University of California or its affiliates.
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