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 and 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.
ARL:UT 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.
Our Web servers maintain logs that contain the following information the following: internet address of user;
web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; 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 enforcement officials.
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
browsers will not have to repeatedly enter user names and passwords when they go to different parts of
user preference information. This information cannot be shared with external third parties.
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
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 places.
If you have questions about this privacy statement or you believe that your personal information
has been released without your consent, you may Contact Us.