Website privacy statement

Information collected via the Internet

The University of Waterloo logs Web server interactions whenever you visit a University of Waterloo site. These server logs include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and may include web page visited, parameters supplied, browser type, date and time. Note that this type of information can be linked to individuals.

Server logs may be analyzed to diagnose problems and to detect trends. Access to log data is generally restricted to authorized individuals.

The university may use third-party content delivery networks for various aspects of web site infrastructure (e.g., jQuery and other JavaScript libraries, web fonts, etc.).

Certain sites at Waterloo make use of web analytics services to assist the university in making its web sites, communications and advertising more useful by monitoring traffic patterns, demographics and the types of technology our visitors use. Note that these services use "cookies" (data files created on your computer when you visit a Web site) and JavaScript. Data collected (including your IP address) is transmitted to the service provider who may transfer this information to other parties when required to do so by US law. Waterloo sometimes uses cookies for the use of remarketing services (advertising based on visits to previous web pages). No personal or identifying information is gathered or transmitted with this cookie and you can opt out of cookies by changing your browser settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

More information

Also see the Guidelines on Use of Waterloo Computing and Network Resources.

General questions and concerns about the University of Waterloo's approach to protecting personal information should be directed to the University’s Privacy Officer.