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Blink Privacy Statement

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Blink, an online service maintained by the Information Technology Services department of the University of California, San Diego.

Blink is committed to your privacy within the applicable laws of the State of California and the Policies of the University of California. This disclosure includes:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected from you through the website
  • The organization collecting the information
  • How the information is used
  • With whom the information may be shared
  • The choices available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under UC San Diego control
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

Information collection and use: The university is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Blink collects information from our users at several different points on our website. The information is used exclusively to deliver information and services to you.

Registration: In order to use certain sections of this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer containing information to identify the user in relation to the services requested. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

If you have turned on the personalization option in MyBlink, a cookie will be placed on your browser so that you can return directly to the personalized pages the next time you access Blink.

Log files: We use the Web log files to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' use of Blink, and gather broad demographic information for usability studies. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links: This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that UC San Diego is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Blink.

Newsletter: Blink publishes an electronic newsletter for distribution to subscribers and registered site users. If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Security: This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the site, that information is protected both online and off-line.

Correcting/updating personal information: If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us.

Notification of changes: If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.