This website conforms to State of Maine Chapter 321 Public Law – An Act Relating to Personal Privacy and Governmental Information.

The following statements and disclaimers apply to the University of Maine at Farmington’s institutional web sites http://www.umf.maine.edu and http://www.farmington.edu, both of which are managed by the University of Maine at Farmington.

How we handle information we collect when you visit our web sites:

Web Server Activity Logs

  • Like most web servers, our servers collect and store all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page. For each Web document you access (or attempt to access) we record, at a minimum, the following information;
  • Your host computer’s name: DellOptiplex780-101SouthStreet.umf.maine.edu
  • Your host computer’s numerical address: 130.111.84.239
  • The date and time you accessed our site: April 25, 2013, 2:03 pm
  • The page you requested from our site: /privacy.php
  • The number of characters sent to your computer: 368 bytes
  • HTTP Status Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) error code. E.g.,404 Requested Page Not Found
  • The information your web browser software sends as its so-called “User Agent,” which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in your personal computer. Your User Agent information is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web services and help us understand how people are using our services. We analyze our website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site.

When you voluntarily provide us with personal information as part of an online survey, we use it to perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses to improve customer service and satisfaction. We may forward the information collected to other UMF employees or personnel to perform the actual analysis. You are under no obligation to participate in such surveys. Non-participation will not inhibit your use of our web site in any way. If you provided the information to us in error, you may request its removal at any time.

Retention of Collected Information

  • Cookies – Some applications may save a “cookie” on your computer’s hard disk to provide a temporary history of actions taken. A common example is the tracking of items placed in an online “shopping basket.” We do not retain any record of “cookies” beyond what is necessary for running the application. We may, however, read cookies that we have stored on your computer to identify your preferences.
  • Web server activity logs – Monthly extracts of the log files are archived and stored off-line at our discretion for an undefined period of time. Some statistical summaries derived from these data may be retained online or off-line at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
  • Email – Information collected via e-mail will be retained at our discretion in a directly readable form for as long as necessary to complete our response. The e-mail itself may be retained in an archival form for reference purposes.
  • Online surveys – Information collected via online surveys may be maintained at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Click here to read our policy (pdf).