iModules Privacy Policy

The University of Virginia licenses this website from iModules Software.  iModules Software has created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy and to describe the information-gathering and dissemination practices for the web site.

This web site may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process involving the web site.

Cookies
This web site uses cookies to recognize you and allow you to automatically log in without re-entering your user name and password each time you visit our site. The cookies are encrypted and do not save any personally identifiable information (see the Personally Identifiable Information section below) about you, such as your user name, password or email address. If cookies are disabled in your browser, you can still use the site but you will be required to enter your password each time you visit.

Personally Identifiable Information

This site's registration form requires you to provide your full name, address, email address, password, gender, city, state, country and zip code. You may also choose to provide optional details, such as maiden name, nick name, birthday, occupation, company, spouse's name, photos, or personal comments. You may update any of this information at any time by accessing your profile by clicking the "edit account information" link, or equivalent, in the navigation menu. You may opt out of receiving email communications from this community (see the "Email Subscription/Opt-Out" section below).

Personal Profile Information and Profile Page

Your Personal Profile features information you may wish to share with other site members on your Profile Page. Only people who are members of this site can view other members' Profile Page.  The only information that is automatically displayed on your Profile Page is your First Name, Last Name and selected additional information. Additional information fields from your Personal Profile information, including comments, and other personal information you choose to share, along with any photos, will appear only if you have opted to provide those items and have also selected to have those fields in your Profile Page View.

Credit Card Transactions
Some features of this site enable credit card transactions. These features are completely voluntary to members. They include the purchasing of event registrations, merchandise purchases, online donations, membership purchases or the payment of other types of fees through the site. The operators of this site would like to assure you that measures have been taken to make such transactions secure for its members.

This site uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers on our transaction pages. It encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and credit card number to prevent unauthorized access as the information travels over the Internet.

Fraudulent Behavior
This is a community site that is based primarily on member input. This site cannot guarantee the accuracy of information presented. However, anyone demonstrated to have engaged in fraudulent behavior may be subject to (but not limited to) loss of privileges as a member as well as face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

Safe Harbor
iModules Software complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.  iModules Software has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view iModules' certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Email Subscription Opt-Out

The site provides you with the opportunity to choose to receive email communications about this site and the groups you are registered with, as well as emails from other members. In all email communications that you receive from this community, except for confirmation emails for event registrations, purchases, donations or other payments, you will be provided an unsubscribe option where you can opt out of the particular type of email communication. You can also modify the emails that you receive at any time by going to your account profile and changing your opt-in status there.

Photo, Blog and other Personal Content Policy
This site retains the right to remove or reject any content that it deems obscene or objectionable, or has been reported as such by other members. In addition, the client licensors of the web site can at any time deem content to be objectionable and can remove it from the site. This site does not endorse any content that is posted on the site. Members will not post copyrighted content without permission from the owner.  Members understand content whether it be text, graphic or audio visual, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. This site is no way responsible for accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.

Public Forums
This site makes chat rooms and message boards available for every community group featured on the site. Your first and last name will be displayed during chat sessions or when you post something in the message boards. Any additional information you choose to submit in these areas is considered public. To protect yourself from unwanted spam or other unsolicited or unwanted communication, you are advised against providing personally identifiable information, including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers. This site does not monitor the chat rooms unless we receive a request to do so by a member via Customer Support.

Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites. This site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Updates to This Privacy Policy

This site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. If those changes involve using your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time you joined, the site will notify you by email. Changes that do not affect use of personally identifiable information will be posted to the site. If you have questions regarding this policy, please check this policy periodically or contact Customer Support.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this web site, please contact Customer Support

UVA Peer Communities Policy Statement

The University of Virginia maintains a series of online networking web sites and directories in which users can maintain biographical information for the purpose of receiving communications from the University, finding contact information for UVA friends, receiving career networking assistance (if a UVA student or alum), or updating email subscriptions. These sites and services, hereafter referred to as UVA Peer Communities, are specifically designed to facilitate communication among members of the UVA community for personal or University-related purposes.

Privacy & Security

The University of Virginia has taken all reasonable precautions to secure your personal information. UVA Peer Communities are password protected to allow access by registered University alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. The online directories are open only to peer groups (e.g., alumni, students and faculty). Furthermore, these communities securely incorporate the latest encryption technology.

Although these precautions should effectively protect any personal information available from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. Through the "My Public Profile" feature, individuals can control the nature and amount of information available to other registered users of the peer directories.

Web site activities and email communications such as newsletters may be used to track trends and interests. However, we only use this information to more effectively tailor your online experience to your interests. You may opt-out of particular email correspondence by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email or replying with an indication to "unsubscribe."

Policy and Guidelines for Proper Use

The guidelines and policies that are used by the University of Virginia to govern conduct, particularly conduct that occurs in an online environment, apply to all UVA Peer Communities. As members of the extended University community, users are expected to adhere to the University's Information Technology and Communication Policies, the guidelines set forth in the University's Ethics in Computer Usage policy, and to conduct themselves within the spirit of the Honor System.

Information available through UVA Peer Communities may be used for specific personal and University-related purposes only. Use of these sites for any commercial, public or political mailing is strictly prohibited. Prohibited uses of the information contained in UVA Peer Communities include but are not limited to:

  • Advertising and solicitations for commercial services
  • Cold-calling of any kind or unsolicited mass-mailings
  • Activities that are illegal or fraudulent
  • Uses that inaccurately imply endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by the University of Virginia, its Alumni Association, or their officers
  • Uses that can be confused with official communications of UVA, its Alumni Association, or their officers
  • Mailings of any kind using a false identification
  • Activities that violate other users' privacy such as granting access to the system or distributing information obtained from the services to those who cannot access UVA Peer Communities on their own 
  • Posting of obscene materials or use of obscene or vulgar language, as defined by the University (Definition of obscene), hate speech or harassment, or use of abusive or threatening language of any kind
  • Creation of profane, fraudulent, or obscene aliases or Login Names.

Neither the University of Virginia nor the Alumni Association is responsible for screening communications or postings, and neither the University nor the Association will actively monitor the use of UVA Peer Communities. The University, however, reserves the right to reorganize or delete any postings or communications and may at its discretion reassign a discussion topic's ownership. The University expects community members to exhibit the same level of respect for others in this forum as in any other University-related venue. For this reason, it is essential that the users of UVA Peer Communities report any abuses or misuse by sending an email message to hoosonline@virginia.edu. If administrators determine that a user's participation in a web site may create a liability for the University or the Association, or that the user has violated the policies set forth herein, the University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. The University reserves the right to expel a user and to deny a user further access to any of its UVA Peer Communities if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations. The University may deny access to UVA Peer Communities to any individual at any time.

Liability and Indemnity

The reliability of the information available through UVA Peer Communities is largely dependent upon the actions of registrants. The University and the Alumni Association can make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this information.

The University does not warrant that UVA Peer Communities will operate error-free or that the sites and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the University disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall the University or the Alumni Association be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from the use of or inability to use information or materials available in UVA Peer Communities.

By using any of the UVA Peer Communities, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the University, the Alumni Association, and their respective agents from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from your use of the web sites or your breach of these policies. The University will provide notice to you of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate, at your expense, in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.

Please Note

The University and the Alumni Association reserve the right to discontinue any or all online services at any time or to revise the terms and policies of this acceptable use agreement. If the policies are revised, the updated policies will be posted on UVA Peer Communities. You should review the policies periodically, particularly after any updates, to ensure that you are familiar with them.

Participation in any of the UVA Peer Communities is a privilege. By using the system, you agree to abide by the online services policies outlined herein.