Privacy Policy

Revised: May 2018

Upper Iowa University is committed to safeguarding your privacy when you visit our web pages. Our privacy policy explains what information we collect when you visit one of our web pages, how we use that information, and how you can "opt out." By accessing Upper Iowa University web pages, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

1. Modifications.

This privacy policy may be modified by Upper Iowa University at any time without notice, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified privacy policy on Upper Iowa University's web site. You agree to review this privacy policy periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of Upper Iowa University web.

2. Disclaimers and Terms of Use.

Please also make sure to read Upper Iowa University's Disclaimers and Terms of Use to understand the additional policies that apply to your use of Upper Iowa University web pages.

3. Gathering of Information.

Upper Iowa University gathers various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our web site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically when you access any Upper Iowa University web page and other information is provided by you to us on a voluntary basis.

4. Information Gathered Automatically.

Any time you access an Upper Iowa University web page your browser automatically supplies certain information during the Internet session. Of this automatically supplied information we gather these items:

  • Your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox.
  • You computer's operating system, e.g., Windows, Macintosh.
  • Your navigation path, i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as your leave.
  • Your IP address.
  • This information lets us see how users are finding our sites, and it tells us which pages are visited the most often so we can make our web site more useful.

5. Tracking and Use of Cookies.

Upper Iowa University uses "cookies" on our websites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device that uniquely (but anonymously) identifies your browser or device. Cookies are unable to search your computer in any way, cannot introduce viruses to your computer and contain no personal identifying information about you. Cookies help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can easily disable them by going to the toolbar of your web browser, and clicking on the "help" button. Follow the instructions that will prevent the browser from accepting cookies, or set the browser to inform you when you receive a new cookie. 

The term "web beacons" and “pixel tags” refer to Internet tools, such as transparent images on the web site or in emails that we may send to you that help us to determine whether a page has been viewed or an email opened. For example, when you ask us to send you information on a promotion or newsletter, we may use web beacons to determine how many of the emails that we sent you were actually opened. A pixel tag is a type of web beacon embedded in an image on the website. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, can contain a pixel tag or other web beacon. 

Upper Iowa University's websites may also have pixel tags from our vendors to help track your visit and set various cookies to manage ad content that may be delivered to you on non-Upper Iowa University websites. This is how the process works:

You visit a page on the Upper Iowa University website. A pixel tag fires and places a cookie onto your browser. When you leave the Upper Iowa University website and visit another website, advertising technology recognizes that cookie and displays an appropriate ad to you.

These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information, but they do record the following information: the set of people cookied, websites visited, where and when people viewed our ads, interactions (such as clicks) with an ad, and if a desired task such as completing an inquiry form was made. This type of information can in no way be used to identify a specific person or user of our service. 

6. Information You Provide to Us.

In addition to the information automatically provided by your browser, we also gather information that you provide to us when you complete an online form or make an online request. Depending on the purpose of these online forms and request pages, information collection may include contact information (e.g., users name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) and/or unique identifiers (e.g., social security number, student ID number, credit card information, academic and employment history). Contact information is used to contact you if necessary. Unique identifiers are used to process certain requests such as, but not limited to, your online admission application, your enrollment, governmental and internal reporting. You are able to "opt-out" and not provide this information online. You may provide the required information by contacting Upper Iowa University at the appropriate telephone number(s) or by mail instead.

7. Your Rights, Our Obligation.

Upper Iowa University does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. Upper Iowa University respects the privacy of users visiting our web sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information (e.g., Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and General Data Protection Regulation of 2016). Occasionally we may use certain directory information that we have collected to send you information about Upper Iowa University we think may be of interest to you. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact the Upper Iowa University office you received information from to request your name be removed from our lists. Other than directory information, data you provide to us as you use Upper Iowa University's web sites will be held in strict confidence by Upper Iowa University and its employees, and will be used for Upper Iowa University purposes only. Upper Iowa University may share aggregate information about our users with business partners, sponsors and other third parties for the purposes of conducting University business. The individual information you provide us will be known only to you, Upper Iowa University and vendors contracted by the university who have agreed to keep this information confidential. We will not share or sell your personal data with anyone else, except when required by law.

You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification of, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. The erasure of your information shall be subject to the retention periods of applicable U.S. federal law and Record Management Services that is applicable to Four Year Colleges and Universities in the United States of America. In addition, please note that the complete deletion of data will not be possible in order for Upper Iowa University to comply with its regulatory requirements. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the University's use of the information prior to receipt of your request.

All of the unique identifier information provided to us can be found across our different secure portals, using your login credentials. If there is any piece of information previously provided by you that you wish to review but are unable to, please contact us at

More information about your rights can be found on our GDRP Compliance page.

8. Links to Non-Upper Iowa University Sites.

Some Upper Iowa University web pages may contain links to other sites external to the Upper Iowa University. When you access these external web sites, the providers of the sites will have access to certain information about you. Upper Iowa University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any web sites that we do not directly control.

For More Information.

If you have questions about our information privacy practices, please contact us:

Joel Kunze
Director of Web Communications and Digital Analytics
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Phone: (563) 425-5259