HSC at Fort Worth

Web Privacy Disclosure

This system is the property of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Your use of this resource constitutes an explicit binding agreement to abide by relevant federal and state laws and UNTHSC policies. Unauthorized use of this system is prohibited. Misuse is subject to administrative penalties and criminal prosecution.

By using or accessing a university information resource you consent to allowing the institution to collect identifiable information that includes unique electronic identification numbers, routing codes, network address, internet protocol address, and other information that is collected from your browser, device, or information that is provided by you during your use of the information resource.

Scope

This Website Privacy Disclosure is intended to cover the privacy expectations of visitors to the unthsc.edu website, and the usage of all content published on unthsc.edu.

What Information is Collected

For information about what we may and may not collect or even disclose, please reference the Texas Business and Commerce Code Sec. 501.052. Should you have questions or concerns about our privacy disclosure, please contact the Webmaster (webmaster@unthsc.edu).

Google Analytics

UNTHSC.edu uses Google Analytics; a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information such as URLs, Internet domain and host names, browser software, and the date and time that the user visits the site. This information is used to monitor the effectiveness of the website and to consider potential improvements to the website and for marketing. The information is non-personal and is transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. The University does not share any specific information about a particular user.

Please visit the following pages for more information on Google Analytics terms of use and Google’s privacy practices. To opt out of Google’s data collection, read more about the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Cookies

The UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth website (https://www.unthsc.edu) uses browser detection to determine the browser type, browser version, and operating system of site visitors. This information is used only in its aggregate form, to help us further refine our website design. The remote IP address is collected from each site visitor, and is used only to provide statistical data, specifically, the percentage of “hits” from the UNTHSC domain versus the number from the internet. The pages accessed by each visitor are recorded and preserved in an aggregate form to provide us with information about the relative usage of the pages in our website. The web page that referred the site visitor to this UNTHSC website is also recorded and used to improve overall site navigation.

Pixels

A pixel is a tiny image that may be embedded within web pages and emails, requiring a call (which provides device and visit information) to our servers in order for the pixel to be rendered in those web pages and emails. We use pixels to learn more about your interactions with email content or web content, such as whether you interacted with ads or posts. Pixels can also enable us and third parties to place cookies on your browser.

Emails and Forms

Email messages sent to the “webmaster” will be answered by personnel of the Web Services division of Office of Communication or forwarded to another individual at the health science center to be answered. Email messages sent to the “webmaster” and copies of replies may be kept and reviewed to help ensure the relevance of information presented in this Web site and the usefulness of our response system. Email messages sent to the email contacts for site owners will be answered by that account holder or their designee. All programmatic email messages including visitors’ names, email addresses or other information provided by the user are transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Forms collecting such data for population of a database for specific purposes such as application for admission also use SSL encryption. The data collected in such forms are used exclusively for the purpose stated on the individual website and retained according to state approved records retention schedules.

How Collected Information is Used

We use cookies to improve user experience on UNTHSC.edu. Cookies help us show you relevant advertising, both on and off the site and measure the performance of such ads and report on it. We use cookies to learn whether content has been shown to you or whether someone who was presented with an ad later came back and took an action (e.g., downloaded a file, signed up for a newsletter, or made a purchase or donation) on another site. Similarly, our partners or service providers may use cookies to determine whether we’ve shown an ad or a post and how it performed or provide us with information about how you interact with ads.

Any forms on our site are used for communications, recruitment, and fundraising efforts and always provide the ability to opt out of receiving further emails. All data submitted through forms on unthsc.edu is encrypted and protected by an SSL connection. Any questions about opting out or how your contact information is stored can be directed to webmaster@unthsc.edu. We do not sell or lease contact lists or email addresses ever.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. These links to not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of the site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. HSC reserves the right to remove these links without notice.

Fees

A state agency may not charge a fee to access, use, or reproduce information on its website or to link to information on its website, unless specifically authorized to do so by the Texas Legislature.

Linking to UNTHSC.edu

Advance permission to link to a state agency website is not required.

Links should be established through the appropriate base uniform resource locator (URL) and not through an abbreviated form.

The origin or ownership of the content of UNTHSC.edu must not be misrepresented by an entity or individual that links to the site.

a. A UNTHSC.edu page may not be captured within the frame of another site without prior permission from the agency.

b. A UNTHSC.edu’s website content may not be presented as an entity’s or individual’s own.

c. Certain information displayed on UNTHSC.edu’s website may be trademarked, service-marked, or otherwise protected as intellectual property and must be used in accordance with state and federal laws and must reflect the proper ownership of the intellectual property.

Links should be full forward links that pass the client browser directly to the targeted website.

Links that create a downloading burden on UNTHSC.edu’s server(s), such as certain graphics or tables, constitute a misuse of state resources. To prevent that, entities or individuals should contact the appropriate state agency to request permission to post a copy of the state agency’s graphics or tables within their website.

Entities or individuals that link to UNTHSC.edu’s website should use reasonable efforts to ensure that persons with disabilities may access their websites.

Because UNTHSC.edu may change their subordinate pages at any time without notice, entities and individuals should routinely verify links to UNTHSC.edu subordinate pages.

Copying Information from UNTHSC.edu

Information posted on a state website, and accessible to members of the public, may be copied, provided that it

a. is in accordance with any limitations specified by the state agency policy,

b. is not presented in a misleading way, and

c. is not construed to be endorsed by the State of Texas.

Entities or individuals that copy and present state agency information must identify the source of the content, including the

a. URL for the content or nearest entry point leading to the content if a URL is not available, and

b. date the content was copied.

Entities or individuals that copy and present state agency information on their websites must accompany that information with a statement that neither the entity or individual nor the information, as it is presented on its website, is endorsed by the State of Texas or any state agency.

To protect the intellectual property of state agencies, copied information must reflect the copyright, trademark, service mark, or other intellectual property rights of the state agency whose protected information is being used by the entity or individual.

E-Commerce

Several sites within the University Web enable users to pay for products or services online with a credit card. Unless otherwise noted, these transactions are encrypted. It is University policy to only use confidential information that a user enters during a transaction for the purposes described in that transaction, unless an additional use is specifically stated on that site.