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Privacy Statement

Information Gathering

The following represent the information gathering and use practices of all official UC Merced websites. UC Merced webpages may be identified by the UC Merced logo in the left-hand navigation.

UC Merced collects information related to our users, but none of it is associated with you as an individual.
We collect the following information when you visit our website:

Date and time

  • Your Internet location (IP address)
  • Your username and service name
  • Server name, IP address and port
  • URI stem and URI query
  • HTTP status
  • Bytes sent and received
  • Time lapsed on the site
  • User agent
  • Pages visited
  • Protocol
  • Cookie
  • Referrer
  • Referring page
  • Browser configuration
  • UC Merced’s websites use Google Analytics to capture and analyze web statistics. Google Analytics is a cookie-based analytics program that uses cookies to track website activity. Google Analytics typically collects, at least temporarily, the following information: Network Location; Hostname; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; screen resolution; date and time. No personal information is stored within cookies. Cookies can be disabled within a browser's preference or option menu.
    For more information about Google Analytics, see Google Privacy Center - Privacy Policy.

We assure you that we do not collect personally identifiable information, such as name and e-mail address, or Provide or sell any personally identifiable information to third parties.

The information we collect is for the purpose of improving the content and performance of our sites. Data may also be aggregated and analyzed to answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the sites. After being stored temporarily, the information is deleted from our systems. At no time during the process is site usage associated with individual IP addresses.

Linking to Other Websites

This UC Merced website provides links to other websites with the university domain (.ucmerced.edu), University of California system sites and external sites. UC Merced is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.