Privacy statement

To help us assess content usage and navigation patterns on the university home page and related top-level pages, University Communications and the Division of Information Technology collect and analyze overall web server data.

Individual names or usernames are not collected. Host names and/or IP addresses are collected and only associated with individual users where required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal requirements or with legal process served on us, to protect and defend our rights or property, or in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any individual.

The data that is collected may be used to generate aggregate statistical reports.

Google Analytics

University Communications may also use Google Analytics to collect site usage data and to analyze overall usage of the site. Google Analytics uses cookies in your Web browsing software to track user sessions so that it can collect data about how users view and navigate the site. The data collected never includes names, usernames or e-mail addresses. Individual IP addresses are collected, but they are not associated with individual users other than as noted above. You may prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google’s website.

Other websites

The university homepage contains links to other independently run websites within the UW-Madison network and to some sites outside the “wisc.edu” domain. The homepage is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your experiences with this site, contact:

University Communications
Attention: Home page
711 State St., Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703

Or e-mail