Online Privacy Information
To maintain contact with alumni and friends of the University, the University of Iowa Foundation manages several websites. In general, when you visit our websites and access information, you remain anonymous.
The foundation tracks web usage to evaluate how well our web pages are reaching and serving the needs of visitors. There are occasions when we will ask for additional information from you. We do this to better understand and respond to your needs, and to provide you with services that may be valuable to you. This page provides a general overview of how the foundation websites collect information, how that information is used, and how we protect information you provide to us.
Information gathered automatically
You can disable cookies by changing preference settings in your web browser. You can use most foundation websites with cookies disabled, but may find that some functions require cookies.
Also called web beacons, web bugs, or clear GIFs, pixel tags are tiny image files that may be used to monitor website use. Disabling cookies in your web browser preferences will prevent pixel tags from collecting any unique information.
Pixel tags also may be used to track whether you open email messages we send. You can disable some pixel tags by turning off HTML display or images in your email software.
Third-party tracking tools
Some foundation websites use third-party tracking tools to monitor and improve sites or to provide ads and other information that may be of interest to users. These tools may collect the following information:
- Internet protocol (IP) address for your computer/device
- Internet service provider
- Website from which you arrived
- Operating system and web browser software
- Date and time of your visit
- Pages you visit on this site
- Terms you use in our site’s search engines
Third-party tools like Google Analytics help website administrators track site usage, understand how users find sites, and improve website function and content.
Other third-party tools show foundation advertisements on sites across the web. Using cookies and related technologies, these tools show ads to people who’ve previously visited our websites or might be interested in our sites based on other sites they’ve visited.
You can opt out of these services:
You may also see University of Iowa Foundation ads served to web users in specific geographic areas, or ads that appear to every user who visits a given website. These ads may appear regardless of your browsing behavior.
Like third-party tracking tools, our web servers routinely generate logs that include basic information helpful in monitoring website usage and performance:
- IP address
- Web browser software and plugins
- Date and time of your visit
- Path taken through our sites
- Files downloaded and time spent accessing video or audio files
- Any errors you encounter
Information you provide
Foundation websites may request personal information via forms, surveys, etc. This information will only be used in keeping with our Policy on Safeguarding and Disclosure of Foundation Information.
You can choose whether to provide this information. Providing personal information on a voluntary basis may be necessary for certain services (for example, making a gift, registering for an event or joining a mailing list).
The foundation will not share your personal information with third parties except:
- As required by law
- As necessary to protect the foundation’s interests
- With vendors contracted by the foundation who have agreed to keep this information confidential
If you express interest in university programs, the foundation and vendors contracted by the foundation may match limited personal information with information about how you use foundation websites.
Information from other sources
University of Iowa Foundation websites may include links to non-foundation sites. The foundation is not responsible for privacy practices on non-foundation sites.
By using our sites, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this privacy statement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the foundation sites.
Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this site.
Questions about this policy should be directed to Dana Larson, executive director of marketing and communications, at (319) 467-3661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised January 29, 2016