The University of Texas at Austin
Web Privacy Statement
The Applied Research Laboratories is committed to ensuring
the privacy and accuracy of your personal information. As
part of our commitment to maintain the privacy of our Web
users, The University of Texas has developed this privacy
statement. The statement has two purposes:
To educate users
about privacy issues
To inform users
about specific privacy policies and guidelines employed
at The Applied Research Laboratories: The University
of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT).
The University of
Texas at Austin also complies with the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release
of confidential student information.
The Applied Research
Laboratory Web consists of several Web servers. Some servers
in the arlut.utexas.edu domain may adopt different privacy
statements as their specific needs require.
The ARL:UT web contains
links to hundreds of other Web sites. Neither ARL:UT nor
the University of Texas is responsible for the privacy practices
or the content of such Web sites.
Information We Gather
Our Web servers maintain logs that contain the following
Web pages requested
Date and Time
This data is not
associated with specific individuals. The data is used in
aggregate by system administrators and Web content managers
to tune the Web site for its efficiency. Raw data from the
Web server logs is only shared with the content manager
of each Web site. Summary reports are produced from the
logs to help Web publishers determine what Web browsers
and pages are most popular. For example, if the aggregate
reports show a particular Web page is very popular, we will
use this information to make that Web page easier to find.
However, in the event
that an attempt is made to compromise our Web or network
security, ARL:UT will use logs to help identify and prosecute
those responsible, and may share this information with law
Cookies are small pieces of data stored by the Web browser.
Cookies are often used to remember information about preferences
and pages you have visited. For example, when you visit
some sites on the Web you might see a "Welcome Back" message.
The first time you visited the site a cookie was probably
set on your computer; when you return, the cookie is read
systems. These cookies are used so Web browsers will not
have to repeatedly enter user names and passwords when they
go to different parts of the Web site.
Some sites and applications
user preference information. This information cannot be
shared with external third parties.
Security and Accuracy
of Personal Information
The University does its best to ensure that the personal
information we have about you is accurate. Users with a
UT EID can check and update personal information such as
their address and e-mail address at the secure
UT EID Login.
Sharing of Information
ARL:UT does not release personal information gathered through
the Web, such as pages visited for personal perferences.
Consistent with FERPA, we do not release personal information,
other than public directory information, to other parties
unless we receive explicit written authorization to do so.
The University of Texas at Austin makes chat rooms, forums,
message boards, and news groups available to its users.
Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes
public information and you should therefore exercise caution
when deciding to disclose your personal information in such
If you have questions about this privacy statement or you
believe that your personal information has been released
without your consent send e-mail to
26 July 2000