General Web Usage Privacy Policy Statement

This is the privacy policy for the website of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Usage information is collected using server access logs and tracking cookies. The collected information consists of the following:

  • The IP address from which you access the website;
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • The addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site.

Part of this information is gathered using a tracking cookie set by the Google Analytics service and handled by Google as described in their privacy policy. See your browser documentation for instructions on how to disable the cookie if you prefer not to share this data with Google.

We use the gathered information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to understand better how and when our site is used.

After internal review, the usage information is then discarded.

By using this website, you consent to the collection of this data in the manner and for the purpose described above.

We do not track or collect personally identifiable information or associate gathered data with any personally identifying information from other sources.

Information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations, is handled with appropriate security measures (SSL security certificates, secured facilities) placed in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Some sites associate with the School of Medicine may collect information for clinical and educational reasons.  Before providing personal information, please review the privacy and data retention policy for that area.  If one is not present, ask for it.

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes.  For any new information policy changes, we will use only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses.