Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

This is the privacy statement for all Wharton School websites linked herein. Individual programs may have their own specific privacy statements that provide additional information relevant to their websites.

Commitment to privacy

The Marketing and Communications Office at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy.  This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information.

Scope

This statement applies only to information collected by this website,

What we collect and why

We collect the following types of information about you:

Auto-collected information (web logs). The following information is automatically collected:  the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our web site, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our site. This information is used to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends, and improve our services, but only after any user-identifiable information has been removed.

Personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily. Individual program sites may collect personally identifiable information. This includes information such as preferred e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number that you provide in online web forms. This information is used to process your application for admission, your registration for events, and your request for more information about the School. We may combine this information with information from previous visits to provide you with added convenience in using our products and services. Please see the privacy statements for any of the program sites you may visit for more specific information.

Website analytics

Website analytics are used on all of the program sites. Each site, in its privacy statement, describes the specific analytics package used.

On our program sites that use Yahoo! analytics tools, Yahoo! web beacons may be used to help better understand where visitors go and what they do while visiting our websites. Yahoo! may also use anonymous information to improve its products and provide a better online experience. For more information, click here.

Cookies

Cookies are files that many web sites transfer to users' hard drives to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user.  Our web site uses persistent cookies in conjunction with third-party technology partners, including Google Analytics and Yahoo! web beacons, to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance Wharton web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.

Security

Our office is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the information collected online.

Sharing your information

We will not share your information with third parties except:

as required by law,
as necessary to protect the University's interests,
with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the data.

Links to other web sites

This site may contain links to other web sites not affiliated with our office. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites, including other University of Pennsylvania sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

Changes to statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

Other relevant information

See also privacy statements that are provided for individual program sites.

Contact us

We welcome suggestions and questions about our privacy statement. Please send them to editor@wharton.upenn.edu. If you have questions about privacy at the University of Pennsylvania overall, please send e-mail to privacy@pobox.upenn.edu, call 1-215-P-COMPLY (1-215-726-6759), or visit http://www.upenn.edu/privacy.