OSU Open Educational Resources Unit has a firm commitment to privacy. The following statement addresses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the open.oregonstate.education website.
By default, the ability to leave comments on the site is turned off. When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
By default, the ability to leave comments on the site is turned off. If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
If you have an account on this site, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
OSU OERU uses Google Analytics, a website traffic tracking and reporting service, on the open.oregonstate.education website. This service helps us to better understand and improve our site’s performance and user engagement. We adhere to Google’s data processing methods for this service, which prohibit the collection or association of personal information with web analytics.
When you visit our website, we automatically collect certain information, such as: city, country, browser, device type, entrance-exit pages, referrals, date, time, download type, search terms, and search engines. This is standard practice for websites, and is not used for any purpose other than to evaluate engagement with the site.
In order to provide better and more secure service, we will occasionally use a “cookie.” A cookie is a small piece of information stored on your computer that can uniquely identify your browser, and may include other information about your visit to the site. The cookie cannot be read by a website other than the one that set the cookie.
For more information, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
This site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other site. OSU OERU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
Links to External Websites
This site may contain links to external, non-OSU sites. OSU OERU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
A portion of this policy is adapted from the OSU Web Disclaimer at https://oregonstate.edu/official-web-disclaimer. Unless otherwise noted, the web information may not represent official statements or views of Oregon State University. Use information here at your own risk.