Policies & Procedures
Online Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting the Montana State University-Northern web site and reviewing our Online Policy Statement.
"Personal information" is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number.
MSU-Northern's web site does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide the information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or completing an on-line form.
Personal information that you provide via e-mail or through other online means will be used only for the purposes necessary to serve your needs, such as responding to your inquiry or your request for general information. This may involve redirecting your inquiry or your request to another person or department better suited to meeting your needs or answering a specific question or questions.
MSU-Northern does not share, sell or rent visitor information. Personal information will not be released to any outside parties unless required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.
Information collected if you only browse this site.
During your visit to our Web site even if you do nothing but browse, read pages, or download information, we do gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and will not be released to any outside parties unless required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings. Information automatically collected and stored includes the following:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used. This address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. The Internet Protocol Address is necessary in order to direct Internet traffic to you. This address may be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. companyxyz.com or yourschool.edu);
- The type of browser and operating system you are using;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
- Referring web page.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by MSU-Northern to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. MSU-Northern analyzes this information to determine how our Web site is being used, so that we may continually improve the site's usefulness to the public.
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Although every effort is made to secure network communications, MSU-Northern cannot ensure the privacy of online communications. Individuals using online services should also take steps to protect personal information, such as closing the web browser when finished using the site. Failure to do so may result in personal information being viewed by someone else using the same computer.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this site remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
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