Online Privacy Statement

The University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education (CCE) respects the privacy of website visitors to the extent permitted by law. The online privacy statement is intended to inform you of what information is collected by this web site and how the information is used.

Personally Identifiable Information:

CCE’s website only collects personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us by, for example, sending emails, completing a form, or responding to surveys. If you provide us with personal information, we will respond to your inquiry or request. We also may contact you to provide information about CCE activities, programs, and special events that may interest you. You will always be provided an opportunity to opt-out of communications.

Our data gathering and dissemination are governed by state and federal laws, including the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statues, Chapter 13. Personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can manage our website and improve service. This information includes, but is not limited to the following, and is stored and used in aggregate form only:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The URL of the web site from which you directly linked to our website
  • The browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages and documents that you visit
  • The search terms used on our search engines


In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to track (in aggregate form) usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the website.

CCE employs outside companies (including, but not limited to, Google Adwords, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube) to provide marketing services on our behalf. With our approval, these third parties may place cookies during your visit. These third-party companies will only collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit, such as the URLs which lead you to and from our site, pages visited, product(s) purchased, and the amount spent. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our privacy policy, as well as the privacy policy of the vendor.

CCE uses third-party advertising and analytic companies (including, but not limited to, Google Adwords, LinkedIn, and Facebook) to serve ads about our organization on websites across the internet. These companies may use cookies to serve you more relevant advertisements and offers across the internet based on the information about your visit to this website.

CCE uses Google Universal Analytics to collect information about your visit to this website in order to provide quantitative analysis about our audience. We do not combine the information collected with any personally identifiable information.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you would like more information about cookies and the option not to have them used by third-party companies during your visit, please visit: or

Questions and comments about this Privacy Statement can be sent to