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Website Privacy Notice

Updated June 272022

Overview

The University of Michigan (U‑M) privacy statement recognizes the value of privacy of the university community members and its guests. 

This unit-level privacy notice provides more specific information on how the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design website collects and processes your personal information.

Scope

The notice applies to our practices for gathering and disseminating information related to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design website (“we”, us”, or our”) and is meant to provide you an overview of our practices when collecting and processing personal information.

How We Collect Information

We collect personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Direct Collection: when you directly provide it to us, such as when you enter information on our website by registering for events, signing up for mailing lists, completing forms, uploading documents and photos, etc.
  • Automated Collection by Third Parties: when third-party advertising and marketing providers capture personal information through technology, such as a cookie, on our behalf. A cookie is a small text file that is provided by a website, stored in a web browser, and downloaded to your device when you visit the website.

What Type of Information We Collect

Direct Collection

We directly collect the following personal information:

  • Contact information, such as name, address, email address, phone, and location

  • University affiliation information, such as UMID, program, attendance dates, name and email of advisor, etc.

  • Academic information, such as educational records and experience

  • Employment information, such as employer, career information, honors, and affiliations

  • Event registration information

  • Documents and attachments, such as your resume or photo

  • User submissions, such as your questions, comments, news items, and interests.

Automated Collection by Third Parties

We partner with third-party advertising and marketing providers, such as Google Analytics, to automatically collect and store certain information about your visit. The information may include:

  • The internet domain from which a visitor accesses the website 

  • The IP address assigned to the visitor’s computer 

  • Visitor location

  • Visitor device information (device type, operating system, browser used)

  • Visitor language

  • Visitor flow/​navigation through the site

  • Visitor age and gender

  • Visitor acquisition (where they came from: direct, referral, social, paid search, organic search).

  • The date and time of the visit 

  • The address of the website from which the visitor has linked to stamps​.umich​.edu

  • Content viewed during the visit

  • Amount of time spent on the website

How This Information is Used

We use the personal information we collect to:

  • Provide service support: information about your visits to our website allows us to monitor website performance, make improvements to site navigation and content, and provide visitors with a positive experience, relevant outreach and effective engagement.

  • Support educational programs: information collected through our website is used in processes related to admissions.

  • Enable school administration: our website and information collected through it support administrative functions, such as employment.

  • Promote the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design: information related to interactions with our website is used to market events and services to prospective students and other audiences.

  • Create content: Information submitted by site visitors is used to generate news stories, event posts, newsletters, and other school materials

With Whom This Information Is Shared

We do not sell or rent your personal information. We may, however, share your personal information in limited circumstances, such as with university partners or external service providers that support business activities. 

Specifically, we share your information with the following service providers in order to support our activities:

  • Salesforce: contact information, email communication preferences and event registration information is imported and stored into our Salesforce CRM system.

  • Mailchimp: signups to our public newsletters and event announcements are conducted through and stored in Mailchimp.

  • Advertising and marketing providers, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google: the personal information collected on our website is used to create audience segments that help us deliver targeted advertising content.

We require these service providers to keep your personal information secure, and do not allow them to use or share your personal information for any purpose other than providing services on our behalf. 

Information submitted to the site through forms may also be shared with:

  • Donors, who may receive travel grant, award, and emergency funding information through the office of University Development

  • The Stamps community and other interested parties who receive our newsletters and information about school events and activities.

We may also share your personal information when required by law, or when we believe sharing will help to protect the safety, property, or rights of the university, members of the university community, and university guests.

What Choices You Can Make About Your Information

Direct Collection

You may choose not to enter personal information into our website. You can change email and communication preferences by clicking on the Unsubscribe or Manage Your Preferences links at the bottom of any email from us and unchecking the relevant boxes.

Automated Collection: Pixels

We use pixels, which are pieces of code we have put on our website, to measure, optimize and build audiences for our ad campaigns. This helps us make sure our ads are shown to the right people. When you access stamps​.umich​.edu, the following pixels may be placed on your computer or device: Facebook, Google, Snapchat, and Tiktok.

Automated Collection: Cookies

We use cookies” to enhance your user experience when visiting stamps​.umich​.edu. Cookies are files that store your preferences and other information about your visit to our website. When you access stamps​.umich​.edu, the following cookies may be placed on your computer or device, depending on your web browser settings:

Google Analytics

Purpose: Google Analytics cookies count visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance, navigation, and content of our website. See details about Google’s usage of cookies.

Opt Out: To block these cookies, visit https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​ptout. Alternatively, you can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

Google Advertising

Purpose: Google, including Google Ads, uses cookies to personalize ads and content, as well as provide, develop and improve new services. See details about Google’s usage of cookies.

Opt Out: You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

Facebook/​Instagram

Purpose: To show you better ads, Facebook uses data that advertisers and other partners provide about your activity on Facebook Company Products. See Facebook’s cookie policy.

Opt Out: You can opt out of Facebook ads through your Facebook privacy settings.

Vimeo

Purpose: We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play on a Vimeo video, Vimeo uses third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. See Vimeo’s cookie policy.

Opt Out: You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

YouTube

Purpose: We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playback of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Opt Out: You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

Issuu

Purpose: On pages with embedded Issuu reader documents, cookies are set to recognize the user’s device and what Issuu documents have been read, and to obtain data on visitor behavior for statistical purposes. See Issuu’s privacy policy.

Opt Out: You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

Cupix

Purpose: On pages with embedded Cupix virtual tours, Cupix sets Google Analytics cookies that count visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance, navigation, and content of the virtual tour. See Cupix’s privacy policy for additional information.

Opt Out: You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

Matterport

Purpose: On pages with embedded Matterport virtual tours, Matterport sets first and third-party cookies. See Matterport’s cookie policy for more information.

Opt Out: You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

How Information Is Secured

The University of Michigan recognizes the importance of maintaining the security of the information it collects and maintains, and we endeavor to protect information from unauthorized access and damage. The University of Michigan strives to ensure reasonable security measures are in place, including physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect your personal information.

Privacy Notice Changes

This privacy notice may be updated from time to time. We will post the date our notice was last updated at the top of this privacy notice.

Who To Contact With Questions Or Concerns

If you have any concerns or questions about how your personal data is used, please contact the Stamps School of Art & Design Marketing and Communications team at stamps-​web-​privacy@​umich.​edu.

Notice Specific To Persons Within The European Union

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