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Privacy Policy

Virginia International University (VIU) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our institution’s commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this webpage (www.viu.edu) and all of the pages nested under it.

Virginia Law

We protect our records in accordance with our obligations as defined 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 US federal laws.

Personal Information

When you access our website, the routing or client information and the essential and nonessential technical information is automatically collected. No other information is collected through our website, except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (e.g. by clicking a link to send us an email or completing a registration form). This webpage does not request any personal information or information which personally identifies you or allows you to be personally contacted. Since we do not collect any personal information on this website, we do not share any personal information with third parties, nor do we use personal information for any other purposes.

Means of Information Collection Cookies

The VIU homepage issues and reads cookies to track any customization options you may have selected. These include modifications the campus image on the page and where drop-down menus are activated.

Protection of Information

This site has security measures in places to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while store on our server. Log files are rotated regularly and archived in a secure location. User and password information, if requested, is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network. There is no legal requirement for you provide any information to 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 it may prevent certain features from working. Failure to provide optional information will cause particular features and services associated with parts of our webpages to be unavailable to you.

Outside Links & Webpages

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by VIU’s webpages. Any links to third party sites should not be viewed as an endorsement of these sites by VIU and these sites are not included in VIU’s privacy policy. We encourage you to review these sites’ privacy policies as you surf.

Copyright

This website and its contents, including its text, images, logos, and information, are the property of Virginia International University. All aspects of the site are subject to copyright laws and are protected by the US Copyright Act 17 USC 101-810. All pages housed on VIU's website, even if they do not include a specific copyright statement, are protected under this copyright act. The use and modification of any material found on this site is not permitted without prior written permission by the university. In some cases, content and copyright privileges may be held by third parties. The use and modification of any materials owned by third parties requires prior written permission by the relevant entity.
Content posted to VIU's website should not violate any third parties' ownership rights. It is the responsibility of the party submitting content to be posted on VIU's site to ensure that content does not violate any laws. VIU will not be held liable for any use or misuse of content posted on this site

Updates to the Privacy Policy

Any changes made to VIU’s privacy policy will be immediately available on this page. Users may visit this page at any time to view the most updated policy information.

Questions, Comments, & Review

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement or the practices of this website – or if you choose to review or correct any information you previously submitted – please contact the VIU webmaster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..