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The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information.

This statement applies only to information collected by this web site.

We collect the following types of information about you:

Personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily. This includes information such as contact information provided in feedback forms. This information is used to respond to your feedback or requests for help.

Auto-collected information (web logs). Our web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our web site, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our site, as well as information automatically forwarded by your browser. This information is used to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends, and improve our services. Web logs may also be used for system problem monitoring and maintenance. This information is retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems. Google Analytics may be used to analyze this aggregate data.

Cookies are small text files that many web sites transfer to users' hard drives to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. The user controls, via the computer’s operating system, whether cookies will be accepted and, if so, how they will be handled (for example, deleted or saved). Our web site uses cookie technology. If the user blocks cookies, this will negatively affect the functionality of this site.

Our office is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the information collected online.

This site may contain links to other web sites not affiliated with our office. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites, including other University of Pennsylvania sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

This web site is intended for use by people aged 13 or older. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

We welcome suggestions and questions about our privacy statement. Please send them to infosec@sas.upenn.edu. If you have questions about privacy at Penn overall, please send email to privacy@pobox.upenn.edu, call 1-888-BEN-TIPS (1-888-236-8477), or visit www.upenn.edu/privacy