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Privacy Statement for

www.dms.tlos.vt.edu

Virginia Tech has created this privacy statement in order demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site: www.dms.tlos.vt.edu AKA dms.tlos.vt.edu AKA media.dms.tlos.vt.edu

Information Automatically Logged

The server collects the IP address, date, time, page accessed, browser type, and the referring page if present. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web server. The date and time are used to track the load on the server and peak usage times. We record the browser type to monitor market penetration of various web browsers so we can better determine what Internet technologies we may utilize in the design of our pages. We use page referrer data--that is, information about the web page that pointed you to our page--to determine to what extent our page is referenced by other resources on the web. These data may be used to preserve the integrity of our computing resources.

Additionally, all DMS Intranet functions use additional logging. This information is used for tracking purposes, security, and use analysis. This may also be used to preserve the integrity of our computing resources.

Use of Cookies

The DMS home page issues and reads cookies to track any customization options you may have selected. Cookies are also used with any part of the DMS web site that involves or requires username and password verification.

Personal Information

Personal information, such as name, phone number, and e-mail address are occasionally used by this site for the sole purpose of contact with the user for scheduling of events. We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes beyond those stated here.

Links to Virginia Tech Sites

This site contains links to other Virginia Tech pages. The privacy practices of other pages may vary with the purposes of the page. Consult the privacy statement on each page.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Virginia Tech is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while stored on the server. Log files are rotated regularly and archived in a secure location. Password information, if requested, is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network. Passwords are only used for verification purposes and are never logged or stored.

Users should also consult Virginia Tech's policy on Acceptable Use.

Virginia Tech complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.

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 dmsweb@vt.edu.

This document last changed June 25, 2012.