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Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement    


Office of International Programs is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Office of International Programs Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Office of International Programs website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Office of International Programs collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Office of International Programs also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Office of International Programs. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Office of International Programs for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Office of International Programs Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Office of International Programs public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Office of International Programs encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Office of International Programs so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Office of International Programs is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Office of International Programs and Office of International Programs family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Office of International Programs collects and uses your personal information to operate the Office of International Programs Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Office of International Programs also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Office of International Programs and its affiliates. Office of International Programs may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Office of International Programs does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Office of International Programs may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Office of International Programs may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Office of International Programs, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Office of International Programs keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Office of International Programs, in order to determine what Office of International Programs services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Office of International Programs to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Office of International Programs Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Office of International Programs or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Office of International Programs; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Office of International Programs, or the public.

Security of your Personal Information

The Office of International Programs secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Office of International Programs will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Office of International Programs encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Office of International Programs is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Office of International Programs welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Office of International Programs has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Office of International Programs at vmaviles@utep.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
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