University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College is committed to honoring the privacy of visitors to its Website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College websites (*.rio.edu):

Forms

All personal information filled in and sent to University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College via the website’s online forms, such as the Application for Admission, Visit, Orientation, and Information Request, etc., will be held confidential. This information may be shared between departments within University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College as needed or required, but will not otherwise be sold or distributed to third parties.

Security

University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College protects the security of your personal information and honors its intended use. We carefully protect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction the information. Our websites use SSL security to encrypt transmission of personal information through the Internet.

Information gathering

Website tracking information is collected for statistical purposes. Analysis software creates summary statistics which can be used for such purposes as determining what information is most and least popular, assessing technical software and hardware needs, and identifying problem or performances issues.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Media

If you upload images to the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

In some instances, University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College websites use cookies that uniquely identify your browser so that we may provide specific content that is relevant to your interests. A cookie allows the website to customize what you see based on the content that you recently viewed.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Google Analytics Data

Google gathers data about website visitors to help site owners understand how users interact with their sites. University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College uses Google Analytics Demographic and Interest Reporting and Google Ads Personalization to collect additional information about its site visitors. University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College encourages its website visitors to view Google’s Privacy & Terms page to learn how Google uses data and how you can control the data sent through your browser. Users who wish to prevent the automatic collection and use of data on the web may Opt Out.

Children under the age of 13

Children under the age of 13 should not submit any information about themselves to University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. In those instances that we do knowingly collect that information, we will do so only with verified parental permission before collection.

Contacting us

If you have a concern regarding privacy issues with the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College websites, please contact us at webmaster@rio.edu.

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