The University of Arizona

About this site

The site (cals.arizona.edu) is the primary web site for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona, USA.

This use/privacy web statement pertains to the centrally managed information and to any of the other more focused sites that have linked to this statement. We try to inform all our college and university units that have information on our site about this policy statement, but cannot guarantee their acceptance. Providing a link to this page generally indicates acceptance of this policy statement. Only that information that is unique to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is listed here, as we follow the guidelines for the University of Arizona (UA). If you find something that you think needs our attention related to web or privacy policies, please let us know (address is at page bottom).

Your privacy

We do not share or disclose your name (as a site visitor) with anyone. We do not obtain personal information from you when you visit our site unless you volunteer it. We do collect general information for site improvement, which may include: Internet address of the computer being used, web pages requested, network software access, referring web page, browser used, date, time and duration of activity, passwords and accounts accessed, and volume of data storage and transfers. We may place cookies on your computer for faciliting your next visit in reference to past visits. Information in discussion areas that have public access should be considerd public.

Additional information is available from the University of Arizona Privacy Guidelines Page. Specific topical details on the University page include:

  • Information collected by UA, including CALS (email and form information, monitoring, cookies).
  • Disclosure guidelines address: student records, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and conferencing and employee records.

Placing orders or making applications through our server

Some portions of our site use an order form for customers to request information or publications or register for workshops. For purchasing publications and using your credit card to register for conferences, our site connects you to the University of Arizona e-business ordering/security system. Credit card numbers are not stored on our site and the University operates its e-business system with the Bank of America on-line ordering process. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you provide. The Bank of America privacy statement can be found on their site.

What about links to other sites?

Various pages on our site provide links to web pages that are not part of our site. These sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the information or links you may find there. We are providing these links only as a convenience. The presence of a link on any of our web pages is not intended to imply our endorsement of that site, but to provide a convenient link to relevant sites that are managed by other organizations, companies, or individuals. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or accuracy of the content of such web sites.

How accurate and current is our information?

While we do our best to maintain the accuracy and currency of our information, it is difficult to keep everything current in such a rapidly changing environment and with a number of people involved in maintaining this information. Therefore, some of our information may be out of date or might even be wrong. If you find this is the case, please let us know so we may correct it. However, since we cannot warranty ALL our information, you will be using information on our site at your own risk.

We do not endorse specific products

We may use names of specific products or firms on our web pages, but these occurrences do not constitute an endorsement. We do not accept advertising. However, we engage in cooperative efforts and joint sponsoring of events with other organizations and may use their names and logos on some of our pages in this capacity. We follow the University of Arizona policy on Website Acknowledgement and Advertising.

Contacting us

If you have any comments or questions about this web use/privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at webmaster@ag.arizona.edu.

This document was last modified on August 2006