Privacy Satement

University of California
i4Energy Center, California Institute for Energy & Environment (CIEE)

Policy
The University of California is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of your personally identifiable information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize disclosure, personally identifiable information is not disclosed without your consent.

Information Collection and Use
Categories of personally identifiable information collected by i4Energy Center (i4E) include: referring IP, IP geographic location, submitted content(*), feedback information(*). The personally identifiable information requested by us is for the purposes designing a better user experience. Fields marked with an “*” are required to verify submitted content and provide a timely response to user requests. Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution grants authority to the University of California to maintain this information.

In order to keep you informed of such activities as campus programs, symposia and/or special events, we may use personal information collected from UCB Web sites for the purpose of future communication back to online enrollees. Such email notification will be conducted in conformance with University of California and campus policies implementing anti-spam laws.

Additionally, the Web server GoDaddy.com collects, at least temporarily, the following information: [Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used; Web pages requested; referring Web page; browser used; date and time]. This information is collected to monitor your navigation of our Web pages. We may use browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history to report information about site accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is generally used to improve Web presentation and utilization. We also may use IP address information for troubleshooting purposes.

i4E online activity may use “cookies” in order to deliver Web content specific to individual’s Web navigation interests. Personally identifiable information is not stored within cookies.

Disclosure of Collected Information
i4E will not disclose or share, without your consent, personally identifiable information, except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure may be required by law. Disclosure may include information such IP address, referring IP address, geographic location, and any information provided when submitting feedback. Your personally identifiable information will not be distributed or sold to third-party organizations.

Alternative Choice
Individuals who wish to use methods other than online enrollment may submit requests by email, webmaster@uc-ciee.org or U.S. mail addressed to CIEE, 2087 Addison St., 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704.

Updating Personal Information
Questions regarding your options to review, modify or delete previously provided personal information should be directed to webmaster@uc-ciee.org.

Policy Changes
This privacy policy has been created and approved by the CIEE. Any revisions to this privacy policy will be posted at this URL. You may submit inquiries about this policy to webmaster@uc-ciee.org.

Links to Other Sites
You may encounter links to other Web sites of organizations not directly affiliated with the University of California. Please be aware that the University of California is not responsible for the information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy statements of each external Web site that collects personal information.

February 2012

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.