Online Privacy Information

To maintain contact with alumni and friends of the University, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement manages several websites. In general, when you visit our websites and access information, you remain anonymous.

The UI Center for Advancement 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 UI Center for Advancement websites collect information, how that information is used, and how we protect information you provide to us.

Information gathered automatically


Cookies are small text files that collect information about website activity. The UI Center for Advancement sites use cookies for two primary purposes—to carry info about your current site visit from one page to the next, and to recognize you and remember your preferences on any subsequent visits.

You can disable cookies by changing preference settings in your web browser. You can use most of our websites with cookies disabled, but may find that some functions require cookies.

Pixel tags

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 UI Center for Advancement 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 UI Center for Advancement 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:

Server logs

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 gathered automatically

UI Center for Advancement 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 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 UI Center for Advancement will not share your personal information with third parties except:

  • As required by law
  • As necessary to protect the UI Center for Advancement's interests
  • With vendors contracted who have agreed to keep this information confidential

If you express interest in university programs, the UI Center for Advancement and vendors contracted by the UI Center for Advancement may match limited personal information with information about how you use our websites.

Information from other sources

The UI Center for Advancement may get more information about you—like name, age, gender, or social media activity—by searching the Internet or querying third parties. The UI Center for Advancement or vendors only collect data that’s publicly available or provided by a third party according to its terms of use. This information helps the us provide you with information tailored to your interests.


Our websites may include links to non-UI Center for Advancement sites. We are not responsible for privacy practices on these sites.

Contact Information

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 UI Center for Advancement 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

Revised December 29, 2017

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