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Privacy Policy of UANT

The UANT website is a public resource of general information that is intended to be accurate, complete or current, however, it is not promised or guaranteed to be so. You should not rely upon the information provided and should always confirm any information with appropriate University personnel. The University reserves the right to make changes deemed necessary without notice. The University expressly denies responsibility or liability to any person or persons who may suffer loss or may otherwise be adversely affected by the change, or by what was changed. Not the University nor any of its affiliates or persons claiming to be acting in its name, will not be held responsible for anything they do not wish to be. The privacy of the user and usee will be maintained at all times by the webmasters and personnel affiliated with the University. Student privacy and security is very important, and the UANT authorities do not share any information, including website statistics, with anyone as per Antarctica's Neutrality Law (1993 *117 ANL).

Commitment to Privacy

UANT values individuals' privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with us. Your trust is important to us and we believe you have the right to know how information submitted through a university Web site is handled.

As explanation of UANT's online information policy and practices and to assist you in better protecting your privacy, we provide the following privacy notice.

Privacy Notice

The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices the university has adopted for its official Web sites. However, in legal terms, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the university reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice. Privacy and public records obligations of the university are governed by applicable Antarctica statutes, including, but not limited to, the Antarctica Privacy Protection Act of 1976 and the Antarctica Information Freedom Law.

Site Definitions

University Web space includes hundreds of sites with varying levels of university involvement and commitment as outlined below.

  • Official University Web Sites
  • Except as noted, the information in this privacy notice applies to all official UANT Web sites, which are defined as the Web pages of university colleges, schools, departments, divisions or other units and any other sites specifically designated as official by a vice president, dean, department head or director. Official pages are generally recognizable by a standard page footer carrying a university logo, contact information and reference to this privacy statement. Click here to see a sample of this footer on the UANT home page.

  • Unofficial Web Sites
  • Within the UANT domain signified by the address "antarcticaedu.com" or within the range of Internet protocol addresses assigned to UANT - such as antarcticauniversity.com you may find Web sites over which the university has no editorial responsibility or control. Such sites are considered unofficial and include, but are not limited to, the Web pages of individual faculty members or students and the Web pages of student organizations and other entities not formally a part of the university. While UANT encourages compliance with this Web Privacy Statement at such sites, in order to better understand the policies and practices under which they operate, please consult the privacy statements of individual sites or seek information directly from the persons responsible for those sites. As can be expected, the University is to be held harmless for content on these sites. Further information can be requested from the Office of the Ombudsman.

When you access official UANT Web pages, certain client information and essential and nonessential technical information (collectively referred to as access information) listed below is automatically collected. No other information is collected through our official Web sites except when you deliberately send it to us (for example, by clicking a link to send us an e-mail). Examples of the information you might choose to send us are listed below as "optional information."

  • Access Information (automatically collected)
  • Client information: the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.

    Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.

    Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Web site, and the "cookie information" used to direct and tailor information based on your entry path to the site.

  • Optional information (deliberately sent)
  • when you send us an e-mail: your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail.

    when you complete online forms: all the data you choose to fill in or confirm. This may include credit or debit card information if you are ordering a product or making a payment, as well as information about other people if you are providing it for delivery purposes, etc.

The Way We Use Information

As a general rule, UANT does not track individual visitor profiles. We do, however, analyze aggregate traffic/access information for resource management and site planning purposes. UANT reserves the right to use log detail to investigate resource management or security concerns.

  • Access Information:
  • Client information is used to route the requested Web page to your computer for viewing. In theory, the requested Web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities.

    We may keep client information from our systems indefinitely after the Web page is transmitted, but we do not cross-reference it to the individuals who browse our Web site. However, on rare occasions when a "hacker" attempts to breach computer security, logs of access information are retained to permit a security investigation. In such cases the logs may be further analyzed or forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies.

    We also use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Web site. For example, we may determine that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Web site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out a particular registration form. But we do not disclose information that could identify those specific individuals.

  • Optional Information:
  • Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs, to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and to plan Web site improvements.

    We use the information you provide about yourself or about someone else when placing a request for service only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request.

    We generally use return e-mail addresses only to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are generally not used for any other purpose and by university and state policy are not shared with outside parties.

    Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the purpose described without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Providing Information is Your Choice

There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our Web site. However, our Web site will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our Web site but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the Web site, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the Web page may not be available to you.

Our Commitment To Data Security

UANT is dedicated to preventing unauthorized data access, maintaining data accuracy, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect online. These security practices are consistent with the policies of the university and with the laws and regulatory practices of Antarctica.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies and practices, please call or email.