Data Privacy Statement for Rutgers University Websites


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (collectively, “Rutgers,” “the university,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), respects your privacy. This privacy statement describes Rutgers’ practices regarding our collection, use, and treatment of information that you may provide when you visit Rutgers websites, including and any of its associated subdomains (e.g., or

This privacy statement applies to anyone (“you” and “your”) using websites owned by the university. This privacy statement informs you of the types of information Rutgers websites may collect from you, how that information might be used, and how it may be treated.

Continued use of Rutgers websites indicates consent to the collection, use, and treatment of the information as described in this notice.

This privacy statement serves as a baseline for the university. Rutgers websites, including those on Rutgers subdomains, may adopt additional processes and/or privacy practices as their specific needs require.

Types of Data Collected

Rutgers websites may use cookies and/or third-party tools to collect anonymous data from you to improve the website and the browsing experience. The anonymous data collected may include: 

  • Website Usage: including pages visited, link clicks and other engagement, video engagement, browsing time, and referral sources. 
  • Technical Information: including IP address, browser type, operating system, device type, screen resolution, and error logs. 
  • Location Data: including approximate location based on IP address. 
  • Session information: including referral source, date, time, and length of your visit.

How Is the Data Used?

The data collected on the websites may be used for the following purposes: 

  • To analyze website traffic and usage patterns. 
  • To identify and fix any website errors or problems. 
  • To personalize your browsing experience. 
  • To improve the content and functionality of the website. 
  • To deliver relevant content to site visitors.

Rutgers may have or may enter into agreements with third parties to assist with the above functions and may share data collected on the Rutgers websites with those partners to accomplish them. Rutgers does not sell or rent any user data collected on our websites.


During your use of Rutgers websites, you may be assigned a cookie to track your browsing behavior and activity more accurately. We may use cookies to track site usage and behavior to deliver more personalized, relevant web experiences to our visitors. Many web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can adjust your browser settings to disable cookies, which may impact your access/usage of certain parts of the site. 

Links to Other Sites

Rutgers websites may contain links to external websites not owned or controlled by the university. Rutgers is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. 

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We may update this privacy statement. You are advised to review this privacy statement regularly for any changes.