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Privacy Policy


We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, or fill out a form.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, and/or Skype username. You may, however, visit parts of our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience. Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings on the basis of the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails.

The email address you provide when you enroll in the eCampus community will be used only to send you information and updates pertaining to our service. If you decide to opt in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include UW-Extension CEOEL news, updates, related service information, and so on.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your compute's hard drive through your Web browser—if you allow—that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.)

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety.

Website Metrics

The UW-Extension’s division of Continuing Education Outreach & E-Learning uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help determine how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above. We use this information for Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to report how visitor ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to this site. We use this information from Google and other third-parties to improve the relevancy and effectiveness of ads served to prospective students.

Third-Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. If you are directed to a third-party site that is governed by a different privacy policy, you will be notified of this via pop-up when you link to it.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the privacy policy modification date below.

Contacting us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

University of Wisconsin System eCampus
5602 Research Park Boulevard, Suite 300
Madison, Wisconsin 53719
USA
1-888-526-2626