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Privacy Policy

Official Web Disclaimer

Information in the Oregon State University web is provided by many different people. While we try to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee that it always will be. If you see something in a document that should be corrected or updated, send mail to the address on the document (or to if the document is unsigned). Be sure to give the full URL of the document in your message.

Unless otherwise noted, the web information may not represent official statements or views of Oregon State University. Use information here at your own risk.

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Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
Progress in research and teaching, in educating and learning depends upon the interaction of different disciplines, different perspectives, different ideas, and different people. Equal opportunity and affirmative action preserve and build diversity with the university. Oregon State University is committed to the principles of equal employment and affirmative action.

The university's affirmative action and equal opportunity programs are administered by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (OAAEO), Kerr Administration Bldg., 541-737-3556.

Americans with Disabilities Act
This publication will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 541-737-4411 for further information.

Privacy Statement


Oregon State University has a firm commitment to privacy. The following statement addresses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the OSU Web site.


Personal Information

OSU does not collect personal information (e.g., name, address or telephone number) unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending email, participating in a survey or completing an online form. We do not share any personal information with any third parties.

When you visit our Web site, we automatically collect certain information, such as:

  • Domain, country, IP address
  • Browser, platform, resolution
  • Entrance-Exit Pages, Referrals
  • Date, Time
  • Search Terms and Search Engines

This is standard practice for Web sites, and is not used for any purpose other than to evaluate how we can design the site to best serve your needs.

In order to provide better and more secure service we will occasionally use a "cookie." A cookie is a small piece of information stored on your computer that can uniquely identify your browser, and may include other information about your visit to the site. The cookie cannot be read by a Web site other than the one that set the cookie."


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

User and password information is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network.

Oregon State University complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.

Links to External Sites

This site contains links to external, non-OSU sites. Oregon State University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.


If you have questions or concerns regarding privacy, you may contact Curt Pederson, Vice Provost for Information Services, curt.pederson, (541-737-0739, 618 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97321-2150.