About This Site

Thank you for visiting the University of North Carolina at Asheville online. The following information discloses how we handle important site issues and how you can contact us for further information. If you experience any significant problems or need additional assistance, please contact the UNC Asheville Webmaster at webmaster@unca.edu

Endorsement

The views and opinions expressed on individual or personal websites (including but not limited to faculty, staff, student and student organizations) are strictly those of the authors, and may not represent the official views or opinions of UNC Asheville. 

Links to third party sites and/or to particular items thereon are not intended to reflect their importance. Links are not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites; likewise, omissions of such links does not imply intended criticism or discrimination. 

Linking to External Sites

Sites within the unca.edu domain contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. UNC Asheville does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information of external websites. 

These external links and their resulting content may change or be removed without our knowledge. At the time links are created on unca.edu, the information accessed by the link is considered valuable, relevant and supportive of UNC Asheville content. 

Non-Discrimination

UNC Asheville does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. 

Privacy Statements

Your privacy is very important to us. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit any of our websites unless you choose to submit your information to us.

Non-Personal General Information Collected

When you visit any of our websites, our server automatically collects the following non-personal information: 

  • Internet domain from which you access our site
  • Machine IP address from which you access our site
  • Your operating system
  • Your browser type and version
  • Your monitor’s screen size and color depth
  • The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website from which you came and the URL you visit next

This process does not identify your email address or other personal information. 

Aggregated General Information

The general information described above may be aggregated with the general information of all site visitors to identify trends in how our sites are used. We do this to improve the content and structure of our websites. In addition, we may share aggregated general information about our site with partners or the general public. For example, we may share information regarding the daily number of unique visitors to our site with potential partners or others. Aggregate data does not contain any information that could be used to contact or identify you.

Personal Information

If you choose to share personal information with us, we will use the information for the purposes authorized only. Some information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with the state of North Carolina’s archiving policies. We will not share your personally identifying information with other third parties without your consent, except for the following limited purposes: 

  • We are compelled to do so by law or by an order of a court or governmental authority.
  • As necessary to complete a transaction for you.
  • As we deem necessary to protect the rights, safety or property of UNC Asheville.

If we are required to disclose information by law, we will make every effort to notify any affected parties in advance.

Cookies

UNC Asheville websites may place cookies on your computer upon your visit. Cookies are small text files that allow us to track activity on our websites, including where visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Cookies do not provide any personally identifying information. Some websites may require the use of cookies to access full functionality or to customize a site. 

You may disable cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser. 

Some UNC Asheville websites use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics places a cookie on your computer to analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google uses this information to compile reports on website activity, and then university site owners use that information to improve website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

Forums

If you use a bulletin board, chat room or other forum on a UNC Asheville website, please note that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. 

The university is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through this medium. 

Security of Information

UNC Asheville is committed to the protection and security of information stored on our resources. We use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt personally identifiable information that is submitted to us via our websites. To use the SSL-enabled sites, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, Internet Explorer or Mozilla's Firefox. 

Although the university makes every effort to safeguard personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access, there is always some risk that our security systems could be compromised or that transmissions over the Internet could be intercepted. 

If you notice anything extraordinary, suspect that a compromise has occurred or need additional information about information security, please contact the Office of Information Security and Privacy. 

Amendments to Our Privacy Statements

We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of our privacy statements at any time. Any such amendments will be noted on this page, so please refer to this page periodically to view current statements. 

Accessibility

Pages on the www.unca.edu website strive to meet current accessibility standards, including those defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act as well as, at minimum, Priority 1 of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Visitors having problems viewing PDF documents with their assistive technology may try a free online conversion service that turns these document into simple text or HTML. 

Copyright

Please visit our page on copyright policies

Links Disclaimer

The links provided on www.unca.edu websites are intended to acquaint the users of this site with information, services, and organizations at UNC Asheville, in the local community, and online. The views or opinions of these organizations do not necessarily reflect those of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The links on this website do not constitute an endorsement of any organization or its activities, and UNC Asheville does not vouch for the accuracy of material on any linked Web site. 

Marks and Logos

The UNC Asheville marks and logos contained on this site are copyrighted and service or trademarked protected. The copying, publication, display, or use of these marks, for either commercial or non-commercial purposes, without the express written permission of UNC Asheville is expressly prohibited.  Permissions for the use of these marks and logos may be submitted to the UNC Asheville's Communications & Marketing department, Attention: Luke Bukoski lbukoski@unca.edu.

Feedback

UNC Asheville welcomes your feedback on the content, design and ease of use for its website. Please send your comments and suggestions to Debbie Griffith at communication@unca.edu

Questions

If you have any questions about the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact the Webmaster at webmaster@unca.edu