Official UVic Web sites
Only Web sites created and maintained by units that have been given official status by the University of Victoria Board of Governors are considered to be official UVic Web sites. This includes Web sites of services provided by those units, or official University publications published by UVic units.
Who owns this site?
UVic Web sites are maintained by the individual departments and units, who have exclusive control over the content on their sites. The unit that created the Web site has the sole responsibility for the accuracy of its contents and opinions expressed in the site.
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the University of Victoria for the purpose of providing visitors with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the University.
The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Although care has been taken in preparing the information contained in this Web site, the University of Victoria does not and cannot guarantee its accuracy. Anyone using the information on this site does so at his or her own risk; any loss arising from the use of information on this website is the sole responsibility of the user. The University of Victoria will not be responsible for any injury or damage arising from its use. Use of UVic Web sites is subject to the Terms and Conditions for use of University of Victoria web sites.
Official University of Victoria Web sites do not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, or through an online form.
Any personal information you do provide is managed according to the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). Some official University of Victoria Web sites may collect more information than is described here and will have additional privacy policies. Where applicable, please be sure to read these privacy policies.
Information collected automatically
The University of Victoria logs http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information and navigation data.
Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. If this concerns you, you may wish to ask them about their policies and practices.
While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, our logs do identify the following:
1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our web site;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
4. The date and time you access our site;
5. The pages you visit; and
6. If you linked to the University of Victoria web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to our audiences by learning about the number of visitors to our site, and by monitoring traffic patterns and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about specific individuals and their visits.
Visitor information is not disclosed to anyone except University of Victoria personnel who need the information for legitimate business purposes such as responding to a request.
A cookie is a small piece of text information that is sent to your browser when you access a web site. Your browser will return this cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated. While we do not regularly use "cookies" to track how our visitors use the site, cookies may be used on some sites to help you fill in forms or track your use of the sites. The length of time that the cookie will reside on your machine will depend upon the specific set-up of the particular sites you visit.
For site security purposes, the University of Victoria employs software programs to monitor network traffic that identifies unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
Links to Other Sites
Information Collected in E-mails and Web Forms
If you should choose to provide us with personal information - as in an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our Web site - we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested. In accordance with Part 3, Section 26 (c) of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the University only collects personal information directly related to and necessary for an operating program or activity of the University.
Transactions Where Information Enters a System of Records
Where personal information is provided that enters a system of records, it is collected in compliance with the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. The University of Victoria collects, creates and maintains information for the purposes of admission, registration and other activities directly related to its education programs.
The University of Victoria's Directory of Records, the University's records classification system, identifies those University records series that contain personal information. The Directory of Records is available as a web-based searchable database at the University Archives website. Paper copies are also available from the University Archives at archives at uvic dot ca or (250) 472-4480.