Privacy Statement

The University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us.

Use of cookies

We do not use cookies to collect information.

Personal information

We will use personal information that you provide via e-mail or through other online means only for purposes necessary to serve your needs, such as responding to an inquiry or other request for information. This may involve redirecting your inquiry or comment to another person or department better suited to meeting your needs.

Some webpages at UWSA may collect personal information about visitors and use that information for purposes other than those stated above. Each webpage that collects information will have a separate privacy statement that will tell you how that information is used.

Browser information collected on the website

UWSA maintains server log information of all access to its site and also monitors network traffic for the purposes of site management and security. We use this information to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks. We use log analysis tools to create summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, to identify system problem areas, or to help determine technical requirements. The server log information does not include personal information.

External websites

This site contains links to other sites outside of UWSA. UWSA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your use of this website, please contact the Webmaster or

University of Wisconsin System Administration
Office of Communications
Attn: Webmaster
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


A cookie file contains unique information that a website can use to track such things as passwords, pages you have visited, the date you last looked at a specific page, and to identify your session at a particular website.

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Server Log Information

The following information is collected from server logs:

The hostname, site name, username, and IP address of the computer requesting access to the site
User agent
The type of browser, its version, and the operating system of the computer requesting access
The webpage the user came from
System date
The date and time of the user/client request
Full request
The exact request the user made
The status code the server returned, e.g., file not found
Content length
The size, in bytes, of the document sent to the user
The request method used, e.g., post
Universal Resource Identifier (URI)
The location of a resource on a server (more commonly known as the URL)
Query string of the URI
Anything after the question mark in a URI
The transport protocol and version used

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Last Updated: March 2, 2006