Our Commitment to You
Truman State University will attempt to safeguard the privacy of all visitors to publicly accessible Truman web sites (that
is, web sites not password protected, and that have the url format #.truman.edu) to the extent allowed by law. This notice
University web servers, including University web sites, sites that collect online information, or that identify actions of a web
Other privacy standards apply to such things as password-protected web sites, instructional web sites, student records
and employee personnel records as specifically identified in State Statute, in accordance with federal or state laws and
University policies. Truman State University web pages may contain links to other sites on the World Wide Web;
however, the University is not responsible for any content or services provided on these sites.
Rules for Individuals Under Thirteen Years of Age
Truman State University is committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This site is not
directed to children under thirteen years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and
does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of thirteen.
Users under the age of thirteen and their parents or guardians are cautioned that the collection of personal information
volunteered by unauthorized children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult until the
University becomes aware that the user is under the age of thirteen.
Voluntary Information Requested from You
Information provided on a volunteer basis, during routine requests for personal information (such as surveys, email
addresses, requests for information, etc.) will be used only for the purpose(s) outlined. Every web page that requests
information from you should disclose the purpose of how this information will be used. If you do not wish to have the
information used in the manner listed, or if the potential use of the information is not outlined, you are not required to
provide it, however, you may not receive certain services if the information is not provided.
Surveys – At any time, there are numerous online surveys being conducted on the University’s website. It is Truman’s
policy that confidential information gathered in these online surveys is used only for the research purposes indicated in the
survey. Unless otherwise noted on the specified survey, your answers are confidential and individual responses will not
be shared with other parties unless required by the applicable laws.
Information We Collect Automatically
Truman’s policy is to collect the least amount of personally identifiable information required to fulfill its required duties and
responsibilities, to complete a particular transaction, or as required by law. In general, the information automatically
collected and logged through University web sites can be classified into two categories: web site logs and browser
Web Site Logs – Truman State University makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from information collected in web
site logs, except in cases where system integrity, institutional infrastructure, or personal safety is being jeopardized. The
data is used to tune the web pages and the site for efficiency, to produce summary reports regarding system usage and
give system administrators the ability to monitor system integrity, and protect institutional infrastructure and personal
safety. The usage information gathered is also used to customize web sites (for example, move high use pages to the top
of the site, add content for information frequently searched for, establish patterns of interest, etc.).
Information collected and logged through University web sites and web servers includes the following:
• Internet addresses or URLs of computers used in browsing a web site
• Web pages requested
• The date and time of a visit to a web page
• The browser version and configuration information used to connect to a site
• Search terms used on our search engines
Browser Cookies – There are university sites that require cookies (a cookie is a small text file that may be used, for
example, to collect information about website activity). We neither forward cookies nor intentionally collect information for
other parties outside Truman.
We disclose any nonpublic information only when it is necessary for the conduct of University, State, or Federal
government business, or under circumstances where disclosure is required by law. Information may also be disclosed for
audit purposes, to regulatory agencies, or for other general administrative services. Information is not intentionally
disclosed or distributed to any entity that uses it to sell products or services. Information will not be released without
written authorization to the extent allowed by law.
Missouri Open Records Request Laws – As a state institution, the University may be legally required to provide specific
information stored on University websites. Except for educational records governed by FERPA, all information collected
from the Truman web site, including the summary server log information, emails sent to the website, and information
collected from web-based forms, may be subject to the Missouri Open Records Request Laws.
Third-Party Services – On Truman State University’s behalf, third-parties may provide certain services on Truman
websites. Truman may provide information to these service providers to help deliver programs and services, and Truman
takes reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party providers protect any shared information on our behalf.
Wherever your personal information may be held within Truman State University systems, we take reasonable and
appropriate steps to protect the information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. Truman has
deployed security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.
E-Commerce – Several websites at Truman enable one to pay for products or services online with a credit card. These
transactions are commercially secure and utilize a centralized process. Truman’s e-commerce websites are developed
and maintained in accordance with the credit card industry standards and requirements.
If you have questions about the collection of information or concerns about adherence to this policy from Truman State
University websites, please contact the University Public Relations Office.
The information provided in this privacy statement should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or
as warranting the security of information provided through this website.