Statement on Use of Stockton University’s Website by Visitors
Stockton University is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that protects personal information and respecting the privacy, to the extent permitted by law, of visitors to our website.
The stockton.edu website is provided to support Stockton’s mission and as a service for prospective students, parents, alumni, friends, supporters and the public. Stockton’s goStockton portal is provided as a service for students, faculty and staff who are subject to and should review the appropriate Guide to Information Technology Services along with the Acceptable Use Standards available on the web. Those who are authenticated and have a University user identification number and account shall be subject to Stockton’s policies; those affiliated with Stockton accessing the site not using their account shall be subject to the policies as well as this statement. Unauthenticated users having no account or identification number shall be subject to this statement. Use of this site for any purpose other than that for which it is intended is unauthorized and prohibited. Violators of this statement may have their access blocked.
*Visitors to this site shall be any and all unauthenticated users meaning any user not having or using their Stockton University computer account or identification number.
We also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as tracking URLs, pixels, mobile identifiers, and web beacons, to obtain data.
- monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness of stockton.edu
- better understand how you navigate through and interact with stockton.edu and to improve stockton.edu
- for purposes of our own analytics, research, product development, and regulatory compliance
- market content that is more relevant to a visitor
- enable you to use and access the University website and our secure payment services
- enable, facilitate, and streamline the functioning of, and your access to, the stockton.edu and our payment services
- enforce legal agreements that govern use of the University website
- for fraud detection and prevention, and investigations
Collection of this information is used to help diagnose problems with our server and administer the website by identifying which parts are most frequently used by visitors. Staff may, based on the collection of this information, tailor content to visitors’ needs and send promotional information or surveys (see below).
We may also allow certain third parties to place these technologies on the stockton.edu site. These third parties use these technologies to:
- help us analyze how you use stockton.edu, such as by noting the third party services from which you arrived
- collect information about your activities on stockton.edu, other sites, and/or the ads you have clicked on
- market and advertise to you on the University website and third party websites
- help us detect or prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments
For example, to help us better understand how people use stockton.edu, some of our website properties use Google Analytics, Google Signals and other Google suite tools. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser.
Third parties may also use such tracking technologies to serve ads that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you and measure the effectiveness of their ads both on stockton.edu and on other websites and online services. Targeting and advertising cookies we use may include Google, and other advertising networks and services we use from time to time. For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. The Network Advertising initiative is a non-profit organization that is the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising. Additionally, you may visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or if you are in the European Union: http://youronlinechoices.eu. To the extent advertising technology is integrated into stockton.edu and you opt-out of tailored advertising, you may still receive advertising content. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of these opt-out links and are not responsible for their availability or accuracy.
Third party social plugins
Stockton.edu may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as Facebook. As a result of this, you may send to the third party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of stockton.edu. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with stockton.edu to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
While Stockton is committed to ensuring the security of the site, as a visitor to the site, Stockton cannot guarantee there will be no security breaches. Stockton has in place reasonable technology designed to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access or misuse or alteration of information collected online; view Stockton’s Information Security Plan. Moreover, Stockton cannot guarantee the security of any information a visitor discloses online through interactive features such as forums, message boards, chat rooms or similar services. Therefore, visitors using such services disclose information at their own risk.
In certain circumstances, Stockton will release information, without notice to the visitor/user about a visitor, and the visitor’s use of the site to comply with any valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order, or in other special cases, such as an attempted breach of stockton.edu security.
E-mail and Surveys
Stockton may occasionally send visitors marketing or promotional email messages to inform users of new services or product announcements. In each email message visitors will have the ability to unsubscribe and/or opt-out of receipt of communications that are not in Stockton’s mission. Please follow instructions contained in those messages to opt-out.
Stockton may request information through surveys, which visitors may choose to participate in on a voluntary basis. Information gathered may be used for marketing and promotional purposes or to notify you of new content, among other uses. If you e-mail us with questions or comments, we may use your personal information, in order, to respond to you.
Links to Third-Party Sites
The contents and views expressed in student, faculty or other organization’s web pages are solely those of their particular authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or official positions of Stockton. Stockton supports the members of the university community in responsibly exercising their rights of free expression, but does not necessarily support the content of those expressions.
Inclusion of links to an outside website does not imply any endorsement of the material on the site or, unless expressly stated otherwise, any sponsorship, affiliation or association with its owner, operator or sponsor. User’s access and use of such websites, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at the users’ risk.
Stockton owns the copyright to the official university website and goStockton portal and all information and images within it, unless otherwise noted. U.S. copyright law protects all materials on this site. All rights reserved. Anyone wishing to obtain permission to reproduce any materials appearing on this site should contact the Office of University Relations & Marketing.
The information on this site is provided “as is,” and no representations or warranties of any kind are made regarding it. Our policy is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. Stockton reserves the right to make changes to this statement at any time. Please check this page periodically for updates. Use of the site is agreement to the above terms.
Discrimination Policy and Procedures
Visit the Office of Equal Opportunity & Institutional Compliance at Stockton University for information about Discrimination Policy and Procedures.