OSU Open Educational Resources Unit has a firm commitment to privacy. The following statement addresses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the website.

OSU OERU does not collect personal information (e.g., name, address or telephone number) unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending email, leaving a comment, or completing an online form. We do not share any personal information with any third parties.

Google Analytics

OSU OERU uses Google Analytics, a website traffic tracking and reporting service, on the 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.

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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.


This policy is adapted from the OSU Web Disclaimer at Unless otherwise noted, the web information may not represent official statements or views of Oregon State University. Use information here at your own risk.