Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of this policy was October 22, 2013.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or the content or practices of our website, you can contact the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business:


University of Iowa

Henry B. Tippie College of Business

108 Pappajohn Business Building, Suite C120

Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Phone: 319-335-0862

Fax: 319-335-0860

Toll Free: 800-553-4692

Henry B. Tippie College of Business Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for the college's website,

When Personal Information Is Collected, and How the Tippie College of Business Uses Your Personal Information

Tippie College of Business collects personal information to make our site(s) and service(s) more relevant and rewarding for you to use.

For each visitor to our webpages, our web server automatically recognizes your domain, service provider, operating system, and internet browser. Our web server additionally records usage of pages by our visitors. We use this information, in aggregate, for our research reports and performance surveys. We sometimes use this non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience.

The Tippie College of Business website(s) and service(s) may contain email services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal webpages, calendars, photo displays and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively, "communication services"). The information we collect in connection with these communication services is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these communication services. Within many of these communication services, the Tippie College of Business provides you multiple privacy options that allow you to restrict the use and viewability of your information to others.

What information do we collect?

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

Some of the Tippie College of Business’s site(s) and service(s) collect personally identifiable information to further personalize your experience within a site. Some site(s) and service(s) require that you provide personally identifiable information in order to participate in the activities and offerings within.

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs and services; to respond to your inquiries about our offerings; and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to our services, to fulfill a request by you or to contact you about your account with us. Most of our communications provide an "opt-out" feature.

We may also use your information to update internal systems. This allows for seamless delivery of services and resources to you across the university.

What Do We Use Your Information For?

Tippie College of Business does not sell, rent, give away or loan any identifiable information regarding its members to any third party other than agents and contractors of the University of Iowa.

Agents and contractors of the University of Iowa who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this privacy policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for the University of Iowa.

We will not share your information with third parties except:

  • satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request;
  • 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;
  • detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or
  • protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others


To enhance and personalize your experience, some of our webpages use "cookies." Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer (unless you block them). We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Third-Party Cookies

Cookies may be set by an organization other than the Tippie College of Business. These "third-party cookies" may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or other social media services for which the Tippie College of Business has implemented "plug-ins." Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should determine their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly.

You may disable cookies through your individual browser options. If you would like to learn more about cookies, please refer to the following website:

Links to Third-Party Websites

We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of the Tippie College of Business website. The Tippie College of Business does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

Email Subscriptions

The Tippie College of Business allows you to subscribe online and receive communications via email. If you no longer wish to receive this email, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email.

If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Email Policy

We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

User-Generated Content

We may offer opportunities for you to engage in discussions on the Tippie College of Business website, including submitting comments and replies on selected content. Any information you disclose in your submission of comments, including name, email, website and the comment itself is property of the Tippie College of Business and visible on internal servers. Additionally, information regarding name and comments shall be public on the Tippie College of Business site once a comment or reply is approved for submission on the website. Comments are up to the discretion and approval of the Tippie College of Business moderators.

If you choose to use (the "site"), mobile sites and applications, any of the features of these sites, including but not limited to RSS, API, software and other downloads (collectively, "the services"), you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and the Tippie College of Business ("us" or "we").

The Tippie College of Business reserves the right to reject or remove thereafter any content from appearing on its site that does not meet its user-generated content policy.

User-Generated Content Terms of Use

You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on to the Tippie College of Business website ("services") any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material; any comment deemed to contain any of the above following. You agree that you will not deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or "spam." You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. You may not impersonate another user or a University of Iowa staff member by choosing a similar screen name. You must disclose conflicts of interest. Any comments deemed containing the above will not be approved for distribution or, if approved, will removed thereafter.

You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the services (i.e., user-generated comments (each, a "submission") may be edited, removed, modified, published and displayed on the website and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Submissions made to the services may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and made available for republishing through other formats.

The Tippie College of Business reserves the right to delete, move or edit submissions that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

By making a submission, you are consenting to its display and publication on the site and in the services and for related online uses.

When you share or recommend (with or without adding your own comments) any articles or content from the services to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+ profile, that action is governed by their respective privacy policies.

Information Protection

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online. We secure information transmission, storage and retrieval.

On our secure server(s), we use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made on our site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet helps protect your online transaction information from third-party interception.

We never display your sensitive information such as your full Social Security Number or credit card number once it has been entered. We will only reveal the last four digits of your credit card for verification purposes.

We urge you to protect your own privacy. We recommend that you do not share any account information or passwords used to access our site(s) or service(s). We would never request from your password from you.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy policy.

However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Despite all of our efforts, there is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions. This reality is true of all Internet use. As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by the Tippie College of Business.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.