The following discloses the information gathering and use practices of the University at Buffalo Financial Aid site.
Our policy is to collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. However, our Web servers do automatically recognize some non-personal information. Specifically, when you visit the University at Buffalo Financial Aid site, we collect information regarding:
- your Internet location (IP address)
- the Web page from which you came to our site
- the software (and its configuration) you use to visit our site
- the dates and times you visit our site
- the pages you visit on our site
Use of Information
We collect information to improve the functionality and content of the University at Buffalo Financial Aid site and to monitor its performance. We use the information gathered to adapt site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports that help answer questions about the usage and performance of the site or individual Web pages. Web server logs are retained only on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems. We do not associate or disclose site usage by individual IP addresses—unless required by legally enforceable queries or for investigation of security breaches.
If you choose to share personal information with us, we will not sell that information to commercial entities. Some information must be retained for a designated period of time to comply with Federal or State records retention policies and may be released if required by freedom of information or public record laws. Most student information is confidential pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The University at Buffalo Financial Aid site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.
If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your interactions with this site, please contact:
Mark A. Greenfield
Director of Web Services
The University at Buffalo Financial Aid site contains links to other independently administered sites within the University at Buffalo network and to some sites outside the “buffalo.edu” domain. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations. Students must complete a FAFSA every year. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive financial aid.