Information Gathering
The following represent the information gathering and use practices of all Official UC Merced Web sites. UC Merced Web pages may be identified by the UC Merced logo in the left-hand navigation.

UC Merced collects information related to our users, but none of it is associated with you as an individual.

We collect the following information when you visit our website:

  • Date and time;
  • Your Internet location (IP address);
  • Your User Name and Service Name;
  • Server Name, IP address and Port;
  • URI Stem and URI Query;
  • HTTP Status;
  • Bytes sent and Bytes received;
  • Time lapsed on Web site;
  • User agent;
  • Which pages on our site you visit;
  • Protocol;
  • Cookie;
  • Referrer
  • The last web page you used prior to visiting our site; and
  • Type and configuration of the software you use to visit our site.
We assure you that we do not:
  • Collect personally identifiable information, such as name and e-mail address; or
  • Provide or sell any personally identifiable information to third parties.
The information we collect is for the purpose of improving the content and performance of our Web site. Data may also be aggregated and analyzed to answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the Web site. After being stored temporarily, the information is deleted from our systems. At no time during the process is site usage associated with individual IP addresses.

The UC Merced Web site provides links to other Web sites within the University and the University of California system and to some outside of this 'ucmerced.edu' domain. UC Merced cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

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