Privacy Policy

Oregon State University recognizes that the growth of online services, including Internet services, has created additional privacy concerns, particularly for its constituents.

Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of "person identifiable" information, which an individual reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, "person identifiable" information is information which can be associated with a specific individual or entity, including, for example, a person's name, address or telephone number, e-mail address, and information about online activities that are directly linked to them.

Oregon State University knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy for OSU Electronic Services, which are overseen by the University's Central Computing organization.

Information Collection

If you browse the OSU Electronic Services website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect personal information. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which parts of our website you visit, but we do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. This site activity data is used only for standard reporting purposes to evaluate site content and performance.

Like many other websites, we use a standard technology called a "cookie." On this confidential information website, you must accept cookies because they are essential for site security, which is their only purpose. These cookies are discarded as soon as you close your browser or sign off. We do not collect any persistent cookies. (About Cookies.)


Oregon State University adheres to all State and Federal statutes and regulations that prohibit information disclosure for students, employees and other constituents. Oregon State University will not sell, trade, or otherwise disclose any person identifiable information in any manner that is not in conformity with applicable State or Federal statutes.

Oregon State University takes appropriate steps to communicate all privacy policies and guidelines to all employees.


Oregon State University is fully committed to data security. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your information. The security of your information is protected during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts transmitted information. We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your access codes and to your computer. Do not share your access codes with others. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

The OSU Electronic Services website contains links to other websites and is not responsible for privacy and security practices of those websites.

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