Web Privacy Policy

Thank you for taking the time to review our Privacy Policy. This policy addresses Adams State University's standardized process for access to and for the collection, storage, use, transfer, and security of personally identifiable information that may be obtained through use of Adams State University's website.

Personally identifiable information is information about an individual that could reasonably be used to identify that individual. Examples of personal information include an individual's first and last name, residential address, telephone number, and email address.

Adams State University fully supports the protection of individual privacy and minimizes the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount of information required to complete a particular transaction. This policy extends to the collection of all personally identifiable information, regardless of the source or the medium.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  • Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
  • Public Records
  • Cookies
  • Security
  • Disclaimer
  • Contact Information

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

Adams State University may collect some personally identifiable information about your visit to our website. This information may include:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (an IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer)
  • Type of browser used
  • Date and time that you visited this site
  • Web pages or services that you accessed at this site.

The information we collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how the public is using these services. In addition, we use your IP address to direct Internet traffic to you.

If you send an email message to us during your visit to our site, the following information will be collected:

  • Email address used to send the email message
  • Contents of the email.

We collect this information to ensure we respond appropriately. For example, we may need to address issues you identify, make improvements to our website, or forward your email message to another agency for appropriate action.

It is our policy to collect no personally identifiable information about you unless that information is required to complete a particular transaction. In addition, we collect no personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily participate in activities that ask for information. Choosing not to participate in these activities will not affect your ability to use any other features of our website.

Finally, personally identifiable information shall not include information collected in furtherance of any regulatory, investigative, or criminal justice purpose; information collected in furtherance of litigation in which the state is a party; or information that is required to be collected pursuant to any state or federal statute or regulation.

Public Records

The State Open Records Act is applicable to this Privacy Policy pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 24, Article 72, Part 2, which states the following: "It is declared to be the public policy of this state that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in this part 2 or as otherwise specifically provided by law."

If personal information is requested on the website or is volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect that information. However, all information becomes a public record once it is provided and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information provided by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Cookies

To better serve our users, we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our website.

You can refuse a cookie or delete a cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely-available methods. There are certain web services that we provide in which the use of cookies is mandatory. In these cases, the cookies are used for authentication, and ultimately to provide security during your transactions with these services.

Security

The Computing Services department, as developer and manager of Adams State University's website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure.

Disclaimer

Adams State University's website contains links to other websites, including websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another website, our privacy policy no longer applies.

Neither Adams State University nor any employee of the State of Colorado (1) warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system or (2) endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system. Neither Adams State College nor any employee of the State of Colorado shall be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or obsolete. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information

To offer feedback about this website or about this Privacy Policy, you may contact our office:

  • By Email: webmaster@adams.edu
  • By Telephone: 719.587.7741
  • By Fax: 719.587.8022
  • By Mail: Webmaster
  • c/o Adams State University
  • 208 Edgemont Blvd.
  • Alamosa, CO 81101