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Privacy Policy

The Point respects your privacy, we do not rent, sell or exchange customer information including email addresses. The following Privacy Policy discloses our current information gathering and dissemination practices for our web site and for our customer email subscription program. Please note that this statement is subject to change, so we suggest you refer to it any time you may have questions regarding umb.edu' privacy practices.

Information this site gathers

The Point web site logs IP addresses and browser types, but we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. Therefore, you can browse this site without entering any personal information, and remain anonymous during your visit. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, and to help identify you.

This site also includes a registration form that may ask for particular information about our visitors such as name, e-mail address and demographic information as well as product interest or usage information. Information gathered through these means is used to learn more about our visitors and in some instances, to provide them with requested information using their requested form of communications.

Please also note that certain countries may not allow information (such as e-mail) to be transmitted outside of that country or region. If you have any concerns about this practice, we suggest you do not use the forms or contact mechanisms included in this web site, and use an alternative form of contacting us.

Registration Forms

This site's registration may require information like name, e-mail address, and some demographic data. We use this information to learn more about you and keep you up to date on new products, services and developments as necessary and as permitted by you.

Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to analyze how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may 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 will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Learn more about Google's Privacy Policy and the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Security and Modification of information

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Links

This site may contain links to other sites. As such, umb.edu is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites.

Contacting the Web Site

If you are in any way concerned about providing information to umb.edu via one of these methods, feel free to contact us via phone or mail. Complete phone and mail information can be found in the "contact us" section of this web site. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact: news@umb.edu