Privacy Policy

I. Introduction

The University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation (AI) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it.

This Privacy Policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our website: https://ai.umich.edu/ and is meant to provide you an overview of our practices when collecting and processing personal information.. The statement outlines the information we may collect, how we protect it, how we may use that information, and how you can elect to change your information.  It is through this Privacy Policy that we intend to provide you with a level of comfort and confidence in how we collect, use, and safeguard personal and other information we collect and obtain, or that you provide through this website, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. It is our sincere hope that by explaining our data handling practices we will develop a trusting and long-lasting relationship with you. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

II. Collection of Information

AI collects personal information in the following circumstances:

    • Through direct collection: When you directly provide it to us, such as when you sign up for a newsletter on one of our websites.
    • Through automated processes. This includes information you provide us through technology, such as through a cookie placed on your browser when you visit our websites.
    • From others: We receive information from other organizations for legitimate, specific purposes.

Our goals is limit the information we collect to the information needed to focus on the needs and interests of our visitors, support our business operations, and improve the overall functionality of our website.

During a user’s visit to ai.umich.edu, we automatically collect and store certain information about the visit. Information collected includes:

    • The Internet domain from which a visitor accesses the website
    • The IP address assigned to the visitor’s computer
    • The type of browser the visitor is using
    • The date and time of visit
    • The address of the website from which the visitor has linked to umich.edu

In addition, AI collections information from users that visit ai.umich.edu or through University of Michigan contracted-for third-party advertising and marketing providers (ex. Google Analytics, Google Adwords). Information collected may include:

    • Content viewed during the visit
    • Date and time of visit
    • Amount of time spent on the website
    • Visitor location based on IP address
    • Demographic information

As you use our website, we will not collect any personal information including your name, street address, email address, and telephone number, unless you provide the information to us voluntarily.  For purposes of this Policy, “personally identifiable information” is information that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, street address, telephone number, email address or credit card number.

III. Cookies

When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any of your personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features and content of our website.

IV. Use and Sharing of Information

When you do provide us with personal data, we may use that information to provide you with information about AI news and events, as well as the things like:

    • Fulfilling Site user requests (e.g., create log in credentials, send marketing or promotional materials including e-mails, change newsletter preferences, etc.)
    • Responding to your requests for information
    • Contacting you about promotional offers, marketing programs, or communications from AI, and other University of Michigan programs and services based on your website or email activity and/or selected interests
    • Tracking, measuring and analyzing your use of and activity relating to the Site, and your engagement with AI, the University of Michigan and their programs, services and activities, in order to enhance AI’s and the University’s relationships with you
    • Fulfilling a request for or to develop new products or services
    • Contacting you if necessary in the course of processing or shipping an order for products or services
    • Generating analytics that improve our Site layout, content, product offerings and services
    • Making inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest
    • Complying with legal requirements
    • Compiling aggregate and statistical data to help in website design and to identify popular features
    • Measuring site activity to allow us to update our Site to better meet user wants and needs
    • Processing credit card information to properly bill your account (when applicable)

If we use your personal data to contact you, we will provide you with a method allowing you to opt-out of future communication. You can also contact us by e-mail, writing or telephoning, at the below contact information.

We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties.   We may, however, share your personally identifiable information in limited circumstances, such as with University partners or external service providers that support business activities.

We require these service providers to keep your personal information secure, and do not allow them to use or share your personal information for any purpose other than providing services on our behalf.

We may also share your personal information when required by law, or when we believe sharing will help to protect the safety, property, or rights of the University, members of the University community, and University guests.

We may use an unaffiliated payment service to allow you to purchase a product or service offered through the Site (Payment Service).  If you wish to purchase or service, or make a payment, using a Payment Service you will be directed to a Payment Service webpage. Any information you provide to a Payment Service is subject to the applicable Payment Service’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Statement.  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, any Payment Service’s use of information collected through any Payment Service.

To enhance your experience, we may place “cookies” on your computer or device (see Section III above). Cookies are files that store your preferences. When you access ai.umich.edu, the following cookies may be placed on your device, depending on your web browser settings. Our website uses the following types of cookies:

DoubleClick Cookies

Purpose: DoubleClick, which is run by Google, uses cookies to improve advertising. The cookies collect information specific to your browsing activity and keep it linked to your unique cookie ID. See DoubleClick’s cookie policy .

Opt-out: You can opt out of Google’s ad personalization from Google Ads Settings .

Google Analytics Cookies

Purpose: Google Analytics cookies count visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance of our website. See details about Google Analytics’ usage of cookies on websites and privacy policy .

Opt-out: Find out more about managing cookies through your browser .

CrazyEgg Cookies

Purpose: CrazyEgg Cookies provide information on how visitors use our website. See here the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy of CrazyEgg.

Opt-out: Find out how to opt out here. This Site may also use a third-party click tracking analytics tool (such as Google Analytics and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud) to capture clickthrough statistics.

Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret web browser-based “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals, AI does not process or respond to DNT signals.

Some of the pages on our website have embedded social media sharing buttons. Social media platforms use cookies or other tracking technologies when a button is embedded on our website. We do not have access to, or control of, any information collected through these buttons. The social media platforms are responsible for how they use your information.

AI makes every effort to insure that information available through and functionality of the Site is consistent and accessible across all devices, however certain features that are available on the Site may not be available on the related mobile site or app, and vice versa.

For further information about AI, please visit our website at ai.umich.edu

V. Your Consent to This Privacy Policy

By using our website you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy as posted in this area of the web site. If you do not agree with any term in this Policy, please do not provide any Personal Information on this site. If you do not provide Personal Information on this site you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular areas of the site, request certain types of information, or send us email.

VI. Access to Your Personal Information

Upon request you can review, update and correct the personal information you provided to us through our Site.  To access this information, please contact us at academicinnovation@umich.edu or call us at 734.764.2010.

You can write to us at University of Michigan, Center for Academic Innovation, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 913 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

We strive to promptly respond to your request, and will do our best to address your concern. However, if you believe we have not been able to deal with your concern appropriately, you have a right to complain to your local data protection authority. You also have the right to submit a complaint in the Member State of your residence or place of work of an alleged infringement of the GDPR.

VII. Our Commitment to Security

The University of Michigan recognizes the importance of maintaining the security of the information it collects and maintains.  We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.

All of your information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you are uncomfortable sharing your personal data on the Internet, please contact us at the below addresses or telephone number.

VIII. Changes to this Statement

We may occasionally decide to change our Privacy Policy, especially as new features are added to our website. If there are changes to this statement, we will post those changes here so you are always aware of what information we collect, and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we would notify you and it’s your choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.

IX. How to Contact Us

Our postal address is:

Center for Academic Innovation

913 South University

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

We can be reached via email at academicinnovation@umich.edu

You can reach us by telephone at 734.764.2010.

X. NOTICE SPECIFIC TO PERSONS WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION

If you are in the EU and you interact with the University of Michigan in the context of this website, then our processing of your personal information may fall under Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation, or the “GDPR”) and under the legal framework of Directive 2002/58/EC (“ePrivacy” Directive). In these circumstances and as applicable, the University of Michigan may be the controller of the processing of your personal data. Please see also our GDPR resources webpage for more information.

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

When we process your personal information, we will endeavor to have a valid lawful ground for processing in place. We process your personal information relying on different lawful grounds for processing, depending on the context of the processing activity.

YOUR RIGHTS

The University of Michigan is committed to facilitating the exercise of the rights granted to you by EU data protection law (the right to access your data, to ask for erasure, correction, restriction, portability of your data or to object to the processing of your data) in a timely manner for personal information that properly falls under the GDPR.

In order to be able to reply to your request for exercise of your rights, and if we are not certain of your identity, we may need to ask you for further identification data to be used only for the purposes of replying to your request. If you have any inquiries or requests, please write to academicinnovation@umich.edu or contact us through our postal address.

RETENTION PERIOD

We strive to keep personal data in our records only as long as they are necessary for the purposes they were collected and processed. Retention periods vary and are established considering our legitimate purposes and all applicable legal requirements.

TRANSFERS

When you interact with the University of Michigan, your personal information is transferred to the United States. The United States is not currently among the countries outside the European Union that have obtained an adequate level of protection from the European Commission. To ensure the lawful transfers of personal data from the EU, the University of Michigan relies on the derogations laid out in Article 49 GDPR. Be advised that we provide safeguards for the information transferred, as required by the GDPR itself and in accordance with this website privacy notice.