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Website Information

Thank you for visiting Clemson University online. The following information discloses how we handle important site issues and how you can contact us for further information. If you experience any significant problems or need additional assistance, please contact the Clemson University Web services staff at web_services-l@clemson.edu.

Endorsement

The views and opinions expressed on individual or personal websites (including but not limited to faculty, staff, student and student organizations) are strictly those of the authors, and may not represent the official views or opinions of Clemson University.

Links to third party sites and/or to particular items thereon are not intended to reflect their importance. Links are not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites; likewise, omissions of such links does not imply intended criticism or discrimination.

Linking to External Sites

Sites within the clemson.edu domain contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Clemson University does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information of external websites.

These external links and their resulting content might change or be removed without our knowledge. At the time links are created on clemson.edu, the information accessed by the link is considered valuable, relevant and supportive of Clemson University content.

Non-Discrimination

Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

For more information, please visit the Clemson University Access and Equity, click on Policies.

Title IX

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal gender equity law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Clemson University is committed to providing a higher education environment that is free from sexual discrimination.

For more information, please visit the Title IX website.

Ethics/Safety Line

A confidential third-party Ethics/Safety Line is provided through Lighthouse Services as a service to assist any member of the University community with reporting concerns or issues about questionable practices. These may include fraud, unlawful, unethical, or other types of behavior. Regular business matters that do not require anonymity should be directed to the employee’s supervisor and should not be submitted using this service.

Every employee and member of the community can play a vital part in helping Clemson maintain its integrity. Most incidences are discovered as a result of tips provided by individuals who are closest to the activity.

Issues may be reported 24 hours a day by calling 1-877-503-7283 or by visiting the website. It is not necessary to identify yourself, but it would help in case further information is needed. Your privacy is respected, and conversations are confidential. Every effort is made to protect your anonymity.

Toll Free: 1-877-503-7283 (1-877-50FRAUD) — Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Leave a message.

For more information, see the Ethics/Safety Line website.

Privacy Statements

Your privacy is very important to us. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit any of our websites unless you choose to submit your information to us.

Non-Personal General Information Collected

When you visit any of our websites, our Web server automatically collects the following non-personal information:

  • Internet domain from which you access our site
  • Machine IP address from which you access our site
  • Your operating system
  • Your browser type and version
  • Your monitor’s screen size and color depth
  • The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website from which you came and the URL you visit next.

This process does not identify your e-mail address or other personal information.

Aggregated General Information

The general information described above might be aggregated with the general information of all site visitors to identify trends in how our sites are used. We do this to improve the content and structure of our websites. In addition, we might share aggregated general information about our site with partners or the general public. For example, we might share information regarding the daily number of unique visitors to our site with potential partners or others. Aggregate data does not contain any information that could be used to contact or identify you.

South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (SCFOIA)

Please be advised that Clemson University is a public institution subject to the requirements of SCFOIA. Except for education records protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), information collected from University websites including, but not limited to, summary server log information, e-mails sent to our websites and information collected from Web-based forms may be disclosed pursuant to requests for records under SCFOIA.

Personal Information

If you choose to share personal information with us, we will use the information for the purposes authorized only. Some information might be saved for a designated period of time to comply with the state of South Carolina’s archiving policies. We will not share your personally identifying information with other third parties without your consent, except for the following limited purposes:

  • We are compelled to do so by law or by an order of a court or governmental authority. Clemson University is subject to and complies with South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act.
  • In order to cooperate with law enforcement authorities or governmental regulatory bodies.
  • As necessary to complete a transaction for you.
  • As we deem necessary to protect the rights, safety or property of Clemson University.

If we are required to disclose information by law, we will make every effort to notify any affected parties in advance.

For more information, view Clemson University’s Family Privacy Protection Act (FPPA).

Cookies

Clemson University websites might place cookies on your computer upon your visit. Cookies are small text files that allow us to track activity on our websites, including where visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Cookies do not provide any personally identifying information. Some websites might require the use of cookies to access full functionality or to customize a site.

You can disable cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser.

Some Clemson University websites use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics places a cookie on your computer to analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google uses this information to compile reports on website activity, and then University site owners use that information to improve websites. Google might also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Forums

If you use a bulletin board, chat room or other forum on a Clemson University website, please note that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages.

The University is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through this medium.

Security of Information

Clemson University is committed to the protection and security of information stored on our resources. We use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt personally identifiable information that is submitted to us via our websites. To use the SSL-enabled sites, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, Internet Explorer or Mozilla's Firefox.

Although the University makes every effort to safeguard personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access, there is always some risk that our security systems could be compromised or that transmissions over the Internet could be intercepted.

If you notice anything extraordinary, suspect that a compromise has occurred or need additional information about information security, please contact the Office of Information Security and Privacy.

Amendments to Our Privacy Statements

We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of our privacy statements at any time. Any such amendments will be noted on this page, so please refer to this page periodically to view current statements.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions about Clemson University’s privacy statements, please contact the Clemson University Web services staff.