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Website Copyright, Privacy and UVA Policies

Copyright/Disclaimer | Privacy Notice | University Policy Information 

UVA Law School Copyright/Disclaimer Statement

All text, images, logos and information contained on the University of Virginia School of Law website are the intellectual property of UVA, unless otherwise registered, and are protected under the U.S. Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 101-810. They may not be used or reproduced without permission. UVA Law School is not responsible for any errors in the material provided on the Web and shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any material found on the school's website.

For more information or if you would like to use photos or other materials from the website, please contact lawcomm@virginia.edu.

Links to Other Sites
Provision of links from the University of Virginia School of Law website to sites located outside of the University of Virginia domain does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information or product offered through the linked sites.

Respect for Copyrights Including Digital Materials and Software
It is the policy of the University to respect the copyright protections given by federal law to owners of intellectual property, including digital materials and software. It is against University policy for faculty, staff or students to use University equipment or services to access, use, copy or otherwise reproduce, or make available to others any copyright-protected materials, including digital materials and software, except as permitted under copyright law (especially with respect to "fair use") or specific license.

The software provided through the University for use by faculty, staff and students may be used only on computing equipment as specified in the various software licenses.

The University regards violation of this policy as a serious matter, and any such violation is without its consent and is subject to disciplinary action. Repeated violations will result in loss of computing privileges, among other sanctions.

Pursuant to 37 CFR 201.38, the University has designated the following contact information to direct notification from copyright owners of claimed infringement of digital materials and software copyright:

Claimed Copyright Infringement
University of Virginia
PO Box 400898
2400 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 982-2249 
Fax: (434) 243-9197
DMCA@virginia.edu

Privacy

Commitment to Privacy
Individuals' privacy is important to the University of Virginia. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information policy and practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available through a link on our homepage. Our privacy and public records obligations are governed solely by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.

Notice About the Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official University of Virginia websites (see the definition above). The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices that the University has adopted for its official websites. In legal terms, it shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the University reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.

When you access our Web pages, the client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected — we refer to those categories collectively as "access" information. No other information is collected through our official website except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an email). The information you might choose to send us is listed below as "optional information."

Automatically Collected Access Information

The Way We Use Information
Client information is used to route the requested Web page to your computer for viewing. In theory, the requested Web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate format (or in a personalized manner) and helps us plan website improvements. Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs or to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and also allows us to plan website improvements.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may report that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

We may keep client information from our systems indefinitely after the Web page is transmitted, but we do not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse our website However, on rare occasions when a "hacker" attempts to breach computer security, logs of access information are retained to permit a security investigation and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies.

Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, any records in our possession at the time of a Freedom of Information Request might be subject to being inspected by or disclosed to members of the public for any purpose they may desire. As indicated above, client information may be retained after transmission of the requested Web page and might be available for inspection.

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request. Similarly, we use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order or request only to complete that order or request. Again, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request.

We generally use return email addresses only to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are generally not used for any other purpose and by University and state policy are not shared with outside parties.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Use of Cookies
Some official University of Virginia websites use "cookies." Often a cookie enables the University website to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site (i.e., if you entered by pushing a button identifying yourself as a student, your subsequent views of information might be tailored for student audiences). For this kind of cookie, the information stored in that cookie might include the following (formatted for legibility):

Name: UVA_cookie Session: 973016679.175537
Timestamp: 973021258
Portal: 0
Expires: Tue, 01-May-2001 19:40:58 GMT
Domain: virginia.edu
Path: /

Providing Information Is Your Choice
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website. However, our website will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the website, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the Web page may not be available to you.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with the policies of the University and with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies and practices, call us at (434) 924-3786 or send us an email at lawcomm@virginia.edu. If you wish to review or change information gathered about you via an official University of Virginia School of Law website but you do not know how, we will assist in locating the persons responsible for that site so that you may make your request for that review or change directly to them.


University Policy Information

The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. To fulfill this commitment, the University administers its programs, procedures and practices without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information and operates both affirmative action and equal opportunity programs, consistent with resolutions of the Board of Visitors and with federal and state requirements, including the Governor's Executive Order on Equal Opportunity.

The University's policies on "Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment" and "Preventing and Addressing Retaliation" implement this statement. The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs has complaint procedures available to address alleged violations of these policies.

ADA Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator:
Melvin Mallory
(434) 924-3295 
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
Washington Hall, East Range, P.O. Box 400219
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Title IX Coordinator:
Darlene Scott-Scurry, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
(434) 924-3200 
Washington Hall, East Range, P.O. Box 400219
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Sexual Misconduct:
Alan Groves, Dean of Students
(434) 924-7133 
Office of the Dean of Students, Peabody Hall, Second Floor, P.O. Box 400708
Charlottesville, VA 22904