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Case Web Privacy Policy

April 17, 2006

Case Web Privacy Policy
Case Western Reserve University (Case) is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your personal information. We do not actively share personal information gathered from our Web servers. However, we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our Web servers (including the summary server log information, e-mails sent to the web site, and information collected from Web-based forms) in some cases.

Case also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which governs the release of educational records. Although FERPA regulations apply only to Case students, the university is equally committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our web site. The web site contains links to hundreds of external Web sites. Case is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the external Web sites to which we link.

Information We Gather
Our Web servers generate temporary logs that contain the following information:
• Internet address of computer being used
• Web pages requested
• Referring web page
• Browser used
• Date and time
The data is used in aggregate to tune the Web site for its efficiency and is not ordinarily associated with specific individuals. Summary reports produced from the logs help web publishers determine what Web browsers and pages are most popular. Some web servers within the Case web site may also use cookies to retain user preference information.
Some Case web sites enable you to pay for products or services online with a credit card. Unless otherwise noted, these transactions are encrypted, and confidential information you enter in the transaction is used only for the purposes described in that transaction, unless an additional use is specifically stated on that site.
At any time there are numerous online surveys being conducted on the Case web site. Sensitive information gathered in these online surveys is used only for the research purposes indicated in the survey. Unless otherwise noted on the specified survey, your answers are confidential and individual responses will not be shared with other parties unless required by law. Aggregate data from surveys may be shared with external third parties.

If you have questions about this privacy statement or you believe that your personal information has been released without your consent send e-mail to

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