INTRODUCTION

At Athabasca University we respect the privacy of all our visitors, and any information we collect will only be used to help us create a better website/newsletter to meet your needs. We welcome feedback on this policy statement, and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Our web server automatically collects standard information: IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, and pages visited. It does not collect your email address. This information is then aggregated and used internally to help us better target our website and newsletter to meet your needs.

Personally identifying information that you provide to the Athabasca University Faculty of Business web site will not be made available to third parties without your explicit permission. Athabasca University may make aggregate information about our visitors (e.g. overall statistics) available to third parties for advertising and other purposes. Information that personally identifies you will be kept strictly confidential.

WHAT IS PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION?

Personally identifying information is information that can be explicitly used to identify and/or contact you as an individual. This includes information like your real name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number, etc. Information that, by itself, cannot be explicitly linked with your “real” identity is not considered personally identifying. Examples of this are favorite or bookmarked Web sites, or your preferences with respect to how you wish to see a given page or site set up according to the selections you choose.

USE OF COOKIES

Your Internet browser has a feature called “cookies” which store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide great features for their customers. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our website, although active participation in certain areas of our site may require cookies. In addition, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting certain options on your browser.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Users should be aware that when you are on the Athabasca University website, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. Some links may take you away from our website. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that we may have. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.

CONTACTING US

When you send us e-mail, we will use your name and e-mail address only to respond to the concerns you are writing about. Your e-mail may be shared with appropriate people within the Athabasca University to aid in responding to your concerns.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

Athabasca University reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy you can reach us at liaison@mba.athabascau.ca.