Online Privacy Policy

The University of South Los Angeles (UOSLA) provides the following information regarding online privacy when using websites in the uosla.org domain. This privacy policy covers all uosla.org affiliated websites unless otherwise indicated on a specific website.

Online Privacy Notice

This Online Privacy Notice applies to the information that is collected when one visits the University of South Los Angeles’s main website (www.uosla.org), other websites owned or controlled by the University of South Los Angeles, as well as affiliated sites that link or refer to this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice describes how this information is processed, as well as the choices that are available to users regarding the use of the information provided and collected.

Unless otherwise indicated on a specific site, the University of South Los Angeles is the sole data controller for all information collected under this Privacy Notice. Contact information for UOSLA is listed at the end of this Notice.

This Notice does not apply to information collected from or about current or former employees, contractors, volunteers, post-doctorate fellows, and other workers of University of South Los Angeles as part of their employment or working relationship with UOSLA.

Personal Information that gets collected and processed:

When you access or use the sites, UOSLA may collect and process the following types of information:

  • Personal Information: Personal information is any information that we can reasonably use to identify you. If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), Personal Information includes all Personal Data as defined under EEA laws.

  • Sensitive Personal Information: Sensitive personal information includes special categories of personal information (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or affiliations, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health, and data concerning a gender and/or sexual orientation) for which applicable law provides enhanced protections.

UOSLA uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from inside the UOSLA network. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable data or characteristic. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.

The email address you provide may be used to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

User information may be shared with third-party partners to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications for users. Any third-parties who receive user information for this purpose are prohibited from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services to users.

UOSLA may also provide user information to third-parties in circumstances deemed necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of the university, its users or others.

UOSLA may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device with which users access uosla.org, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. This information is used in an aggregate fashion to track access to uosla.org. At no time will site usage by individual IP addresses be disclosed. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from university systems.

Cookies

A cookie is a file designed to contain a small amount of user and website information stored on a user’s computer. The file interacts with the user and the website to provide a webpage tailored to the user through its awareness of information held within the file. Cookies also have the ability to carry all or parts of the information stored within the file to other websites that the user may visit or to third-parties.

Cookie Policy

UOSLA’s Cookie Policy applies to the cookies used when users visit University’s main website, www.uosla.org, as well as other websites controlled, affiliated, linked or that refer to this Cookie Policy (hereafter “Sites”).

This cookie policy provides users with more information about cookies, including what types of cookies used as well as how they are used. Sites use cookies with the intention of providing users with a better experience to suit their needs, while concurrently allowing the university to improve the design and functionality of its Sites. Cookies can be adjusted or disabled, and this policy provides users with instructions to do so.

Types of Cookies

A third-party cookie is placed by a domain other than that of the website the user is visiting.

A session cookie is temporary, linking the actions of a user during the any given browser session. When the browser is closed, the cookie is automatically deleted.

A permanent cookie, also known as a persistent cookie, is stored for a specific period of time and activates each time the user visits the website that created the cookie.

UOSLA Use of Cookies

UOSLA uses third-party, session and persistent cookies and similar technology to collect aggregate (non-personal) information about Sites’ usage by all of our visitors and to help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit the Sites. These cookies may stay on users’ browsers indefinitely until they expire or the user deletes them. UOSLA also uses technology to remember users when they return after logging out. Some of these cookies are erased when users close their browser window and some persist for a period of time. Further general information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

UOSLA may allow selected third-parties to place cookies through the Sites to provide improved insight into the use of the Sites, user demographics, or to provide relevant advertising to users. These third-parties may collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Sites.

Link to third-party websites

UOSLA may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of uosla.org. Uosla.org does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlinks in a linked-to website. UOSLA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.

Email Policy

UOSLA will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third-party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

Information Protection

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, UOSLA gathers about users, the university has taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

Contact Information

For more information on how the university collects and processes your Personal Information, or if you have any complaints please contact info@uosla.org

Updates to Privacy Policy

The University of South Los Angeles reserves the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time. Prior to changes to the Privacy Notice, the university will provide users notice, which will be posted on this page, prior to the effective date of any changes. Continued use of the Sites after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute acceptance of such change by all users. The effective date of this policy is September 10, 2018.