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Privacy Statement for Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University has created this statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our practice for gathering and disseminating information for this site.

Information gathering

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Grand Valley State University network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.

Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the GVSU Search Engine (, but this tracking is never associated with individual users.

Use of information

The GVSU uses the information gathered above to tailor site content to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses.

All contact information (email address) or demographic information (geographic location) that we capture through this web site is voluntarily supplied.


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

Contacting the Site Administrator

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

This site contains links to other sites. GVSU is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites.