The information contained on Official University Web Pages is provided pursuant to the established teaching, research, and service missions of the University. While the University strives to provide the best information possible, East Carolina University makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. All information is provided “as-is”.
East Carolina University shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including consequential or incidental damages, arising from the submission, installation, maintenance, transmission, copying, modification, distribution or use of any information/materials.
Links to Internet resources outside of the ecu.edu domain are provided solely for the convenience of those viewing Official University Web Pages. Provision of these links is in no way an endorsement of the linked sites by East Carolina University, nor is East Carolina University in any way responsible for the content and/or operation of these sites.
Unofficial Web Pages (including, but not limited to personal web pages of ECU students, employees, and officially recognized ECU student organizations) residing on ECU servers do not in any way constitute official University content. The views, opinions, and content of these pages are strictly those of the page author(S), and not of East Carolina University.
Consistent with the East Carolina University Web Page Policy, the authors of Official University Web Pages and Unofficial Pages represent to East Carolina University that all aspects of these pages comply with applicable state and federal law (including, but not limited to copyright, patent and trademark), ECU policy, and the policy of the University of North Carolina.
East Carolina University reserves the right to modify and/or delete web pages/web content without notice. Basis for such modification/deletion includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
- Out-of-date content;
- IT Resource Use Concerns;
- IT Security Concerns;
- The web page and/or its content is in violation of law or University policy
Oversight of University Web content will be consistent with the First Amendment.
East Carolina University does not guarantee that the system will function error-free or without interruption.
Copyright and Trademark
East Carolina University retains the copyright to all Official University Web Pages as permitted by the ECU Copyright policy and applicable law. East Carolina University retains all rights to its trade and service marks. It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on web sites with an ECU domain address to ensure that such material is lawfully used and does not violate applicable ECU computer policies.
East Carolina University is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information submitted by employees, students, and visitors to our Web site. However, because ECU is a public institution, some information collected from the ECU domain may be subject to the North Carolina PUBLIC RECORDS Law. Thus, in some cases we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our Web servers. This may include server log information, e-mail messages sent to an individual identified on the Web site, and information collected from Web-based forms. We may share customer information with third parties to provide services on our behalf (e.g., IP address). We will not actively share personal, confidential information to other third parties unless required by law.
Cookies may be served to you by the website you are visiting (a "first party cookie") or by another organization providing services to that website, such as an analytics company or advertising network (a "third party cookie"). They will either be stored for the duration of your visit (a "session cookie") or they will remain on your device for a fixed period, which could be months or even years, to remember you across multiple browsing sessions (a "persistent cookie").
The information gathered is used to improve web services for our users. Google Analytics and Quantcast uses a browser cookie to gather and process data related to your browsing behavior on ECU websites. Data typically collected includes IP address, network location, hostname, web pages requested, referring web page, browser used, screen resolution, date and time. No personal information is stored within cookies. Additionally, cookies may be used in conjunction with Internet advertising. The university uses Google, Facebook, and other services to deliver advertisements across the Internet, and these ads may be targeted based on a user’s prior visits to specific areas of our site. If you choose, you may opt out of this feature by turning off cookies in your browser preferences, downloading a browser extension to block cookies, or by using the tools available at the Network Advertising Initiative’s “What are my options?” page.
Online Surveys and Other Information Provided by the User
Information We Gather
Our Web servers generate temporary logs that contain the following information:
- Internet Address of Computer Being Used
- Web Pages Requested
- Referring Web Page
- Browser Used
- Date and Time
The data is used in aggregate by system administrators and Web content managers to tune the Web site for its efficiency and is not ordinarily associated with specific individuals. Summary reports produced from the logs help Web administrators to determine what Web browsers and pages are most popular.