Privacy Statement

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Hollins University website (http://www.hollins.edu/):

Information gathering

Non-identifying and aggregate information is collected in the form of:
  • web server logs, which collect the IP addresses of visitors, the files they access, and the types of operating systems and web browsers they use and
  • site search logs, which record the keywords on which searches are performed

Email links are provided to allow you to contact Hollins University email. Your email address and any information you provide to us will appear in that email.

Use of information

Hollins University uses the information gathered above to tailor site content to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Hollins network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.

The website manager occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the Hollins Search Engine but this tracking is never associated with individual users.

Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect via Web server records, site search records, and email contacts. We follow best practices in keeping the system up to date with security patches and access control.

External Links

Our website may provide links to other websites or resources. We do not contact these sites and resources, we do not endorse them, and we are not responsible for their availability, content, or delivery of services. In particular, external sites are not bound by the university’s online privacy policy; they may have their own or none at all. Since we cannot guarantee the same level of privacy and security of these sites, we recommend that you read their privacy policies, which may differ from ours.

Use of Cookies

The Hollins University home page issues and reads cookies to track any customization options you may have selected. These include modifications to the list of Quicklinks, the campus image on the page, and whether drop-down menus are activated.

Providing Information is Your Choice

There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information to our website. However, our website will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the website, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the Web page may not be available to you.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this Website Privacy Statement at any time by posting revisions to our website. Your use of the website constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Website Privacy Statement and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Website Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Website Privacy Statement or any revised statement, then please exit the website immediately.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

Hollins University
Web Manager
P. O. Box 9657
Roanoke, VA 24020
lmartin@hollins.edu

The Hollins University website contains links to other independently run websites within the Hollins network and to some sites outside the “hollins.edu” domain. Hollins University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.