California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) respects the privacy of all website visitors. The purpose of this policy is to alert users about the ways that the site collects, processes, and protects your information.
Listed below are several ways in which our site/servers might collect information during your visit.
Network Traffic/Web Activity Logs
In order to monitor network security, to maintain service consistency, and to improve services offered, CIIS uses software applications and/or services that monitor network traffic, identify security issues, and detect unauthorized software such as viruses.
While monitoring the system, these programs may detect personally identifiable information such as email headers, passwords, etc. In addition, web activity is logged that includes, but is not limited to, pages visited, site routes, date and time stamps, referring site information, IP or domain addresses, and browser information.
The site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information. In the case of both network traffic and web activity logs, any personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent, unless required by law.
Cookies are small text files that are written to a designated area of your hard drive that can be used to help the website remember information, such as data that needs to be carried from one page to the next or to identify you automatically, without the need to log into a site.
Cookies are saved on your computer, and therefore you control them. If you prefer not to receive cookies from the website, you have several options to allow for this in your browser configuration. Disabling cookies, however, may limit your access to information or features of certain areas of the site.
Unless otherwise notified, we do not track your movements using cookies or exchange cookie files with third parties.
Voluntarily Provided User Information
If you choose to provide us with certain information while visiting the site, such as sending us electronic mail, using a form to correspond or request information, or registering for access to protected site sections, your information will only be used for internal purposes.
Personally identifiable information will only be used for the purpose indicated. In the case of individuals associated with CIIS (for example, alumni and students), submitted information may also be used to update your current records. Each web page requesting information discloses the purpose of that information. If you do not wish to have the information used in that manner, it is your option not to provide it.
As with most university and college Web sites, we provide resource links to other websites. These third-party sites are not controlled by CIIS. We do not endorse them and are not responsible for their availability, content, or service.