Website Privacy Statement

York University is committed to maintaining and protecting the integrity of personal and confidential information.

What We Collect
York University collects personal information in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act  under the authority of the York University Act for legitimate and lawfully authorized purposes, including but not limited to: operating and improving its website; optimizing user experiences; analyzing its use; and ensuring its security.

How We Collect and Use Personal Information From Our Website
York University may collect personal information directly from you when you use its website, such as when you ask questions, provide feedback, make a donation, register for a University event, or subscribe to University communications. The University may use such personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and for other purposes consistent with such purposes.

The University does not sell or rent any information that it collects about its website visitors to third parties. The University also does not disclose any information that it collects about its website visitors to third parties unless otherwise specified at the point of collection. For example, if you register for a virtual event, we may need to share registration details with the event organizer for the purposes of registering you into the event and communicating necessary information. If disclosure to a third party is required, we will either seek your consent or notify you as appropriate.

Terms of Use
By accessing, browsing, or using the websites, you accept and agree to the Terms of Use. The University may change or update its Website Privacy Statement from time to time without notice. It is your responsibility to review the current posted version of the Website Privacy Statement Terms of Use each time you use the websites.  You may employ browser options or other tools to opt-out of information-collecting services and/or technologies or exit the websites immediately if you do not accept or agree to the Terms of Use.

A cookie is a small text file that a website creates on your device and accesses through your browser when you visit a website. Cookies are used for many purposes, including: to provide essential functions, such as those related to authentication and security; to remember your preferences; and to tailor the University website to your interests (e.g., to track language preference, provide customized webpage content, and display website navigation history). Server logs are only retained as long as necessary.

The University may use third parties to conduct web analytics and may employ other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information, such as the details of visitor website traffic on the University website and internet log information.  The University uses such website traffic information to understand how visitors use its website and to improve the visitor’s experience when visiting its website.  The University may also permit certain third-party companies to view such non-personally identifiable information to help us tailor online advertising of University programs and activities that we think may be of interest to users, and to collect non-personally identifiable information about user activities on our website. These third-party companies may deliver ads that may also place cookies and otherwise track user behavior. Information collected through cookies is only retained by the University for as long as necessary.

When you visit the University’s website, you consent to the placement of cookies in your browser.  You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools, such as the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Note that refusing or deleting cookies may impact your experience on the University’s website and the services it is able to offer.

Opting Out
You may opt-out of being tracked by analytics and remarketing tools. One way to do this is by disabling or refusing cookies. Please refer to the “help” information in your browser software for information on how to disable or delete cookies from your device. By refusing or deleting cookies, you should be aware that you may lose some functionality of the websites.

External Websites
The University website contains links to external websites outside of the University’s custody or control. The University is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of external websites; consequently, this Website Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. We encourage users to examine each website’s privacy policy and other statements to obtain more information about their privacy practices.

Questions about access to information and protection of privacy at York University should be referred to the Information, Privacy and Copyright Office,