Online Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Montana State University-Northern web site and reviewing our Online Policy Statement.

Montana State University-Northern maintains this Web site ( as a public service. The following information explains the Internet privacy policy regarding information collected from visitors to our site. It explains our current Internet privacy practices, but should not be construed as a contractual promise and the University reserves the right to amend this policy at any time without notice.

Personal Information

"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. or;
  • 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.

Information about Cookies and about Google Analytics

Cookies are very small text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Some of our web pages, such as the web calendar, place a cookie on your computer. This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google Privacy Policies) which uses javascript and cookies to help us analyze how visitors use the site.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If cookies are refused, you will still be able to use our website, and anonymous data will still be collected in our internal transaction logs. However, you may lose some functionality in MSU-Northern web calendar & webcam, and no anonymous information will be transmitted to Google Analytics. By accepting cookies, you consent to the processing of data in the manner and for the purposes set out in this privacy notice.


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.

Links to Other Web Sites

As a convenience to visitors, our Web site may contain links to other public or private entities' Web sites. MSU-Northern is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. It is recommended that users read the individual privacy policy statements of each Web site they visit.


The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided.