Privacy Statement

This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which this Website (“Site”) collects information, the uses to which that information will be put, and the ways in which we protect information you choose to provide us.

Information Collected

This Site collects information automatically when you visit this Site through third party tracking technologies and server logs.

Third Party Tracking Technology

This Site uses Google Analytics, the Google Search API, and Google custom search.

This Site uses a tracking technology called Google Analytics to obtain Site usage information such as users' Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet domain and host names, browser software, and the date and time that the Site is visited. Data obtained through Google Analytics does not include and is not linked to any personal information. Data from Google Analytics allows us to monitor the use of this Site, understand how users find our Site, and improve the Site's function and content.

Site usage data collected through Google Analytics is not shared with other Google products and tools. Our use of Google Analytics is in compliance with Google’s Terms of Service and the MSU Access to Student Information Guidelines. Google provides more information about Google's privacy practices and information on how to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking of your web browsing.

This Site also uses Google custom search.

Server Logs

Our web servers routinely generate logs that contain the following types of information each time the Site is used:

  • The date, time and length of your visit.
  • The path taken through our Site and the browser being used.
  • The list of files downloaded and the amount of time spent viewing video or audio files.
  • The IP Address of the computer accessing our Site.
  • Any errors encountered.
  • This information is used primarily to monitor the functioning and integrity of the Site.

Links

Users will find links from this Site to independently managed Websites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. Many of the links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with organizations connected with these Sites. We do not control the content that may appear on these Sites. Please direct questions and comments to the webmaster or administrator of the respective Sites regarding the content on the Sites to which we provide links. We would appreciate being copied on any comments concerning those links.

Changes to Privacy Statement

If we make changes to our privacy statement, we will indicate this on our home page.

Disclaimer

The information supplied within this Website is the property of the entities providing the content. These entities hold all copyright interests in such material, unless specifically indicated.

While this Website aims for accuracy in the information it provides, the information is subject to change without notice and is not guaranteed to be current. This Site is designed to meet the needs of those interested in or involved with emerald ash borer issues, or who have concerns about this invasive pest. We do not guarantee that the information on this Site is suitable for use in other states or countries.

References to commercial products or trade names do not imply endorsement by the entities supplying the information, or bias against those not mentioned. Reprinting of any material on this Site cannot be used to endorse or advertise a commercial product or company.

Consent

By using this Site you consent to the terms of this privacy statement.

Questions and Feedback

Please send questions or comments about the information provided on this Site to Robin Usborne at robinu1@msu.edu.

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