Privacy Policy

The McMaster University Website does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where specific personal information is requested before an individual can enter certain sections of the McMaster University Website. This information is stored on a server accessible only by authorized web consultants possessing authentication information. In all such cases, the McMaster University Website will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by the user and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to the McMaster University Website to gain access to the McMaster University Website will not be sold or made available to a third party.

“Cookies” are small text files that identify an individual computer’s browser entering a website. Cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains. The McMaster University Website uses cookies only for the above-mentioned purposes and will not use them to identify users or to track non-McMaster University Website usage.

If the user does not want a cookie placed on their computer by The McMaster University Website, the user may disable cookies in their web browser configuration options. Note that it is possible that some aspects of the McMaster University Website may be unavailable to the User if this option is chosen.

The McMaster University Website reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its sites so as to improve design and navigation. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.  The McMaster University Website reserves the right to publish these aggregated data, including trends over time, in peer-reviewed journals and other formats.