Website Privacy and Legal Information

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy. This privacy statement applies only to NJIT’s main website (http://www.njit.edu) and explains its practices about the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information, as outlined in this privacy statement.

 

What NJIT Collects

NJIT collects information from individuals or entities when they access the NJIT website.  Information that is collected from this contact is the contactor’s IP address, date and time of the website access along with the web pages(s) visited.  In addition, NJIT may also collect any information that it receives from your web browser, including browser type and version, and operating system.  For example, your web browser automatically sends NJIT the type of computing device and operating system you are using. NJIT may also collect and maintain the IP (internet protocol) address used by your computing device. In addition, we may collect the dates and times you access services, URLs requested, file names sent or received, search strings, and errors generated. NJIT may also collect other information to assist it in maintaining or managing its systems, diagnosing problems, assisting you with a help request, or informing investigations.

Cookies

Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the website to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user.  NJIT's website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance NJIT's web pages. It is not used by NJIT to track the usage patterns of individual users.


Why NJIT Collects Visitor Information 

Visitor information helps NJIT understand aggregate uses of its website, track usage trends and improve our services.

NJIT uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with its server and to administer its  webpages. The date and time are used to track the load on the server and peak usage times. NJIT also records the browser type to monitor market penetration of various web browsers so it can better determine what Internet technologies it may utilize in the design of its webpages. NJIT uses page referrer data (that is, information about the webpage that pointed you to NJIT’s website) to determine to what extent NJIT’s webpages are referenced by other resources on the web. This data may be used to preserve the integrity of NJIT’s computing resources.


Use of the NJIT Website

The NJIT website is made available for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise specifically set forth on the website and/or in a separate written agreement with NJIT, you may use NJIT’s website only for your own personal viewing and non-commercial use.

Viewing and/or use of NJIT's website is subject to the terms appearing in this privacy statement, which may be updated from time to time by NJIT. Please be aware that certain pages linked to and/or included in the website may include additional posted terms and/or policies. By accessing and/or using any portion of NJIT’s website, you are agreeing to the then-current terms and/or policies applicable to such portions of the website, in addition to these terms.

The NJIT website is based in the United States and intended only for the use of those who may legally access and use the website under relevant United States laws and regulations (including but not limited to United States export control laws and regulations and/or sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury). You agree to use this website in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You may not use the website for any unlawful purpose or engage in any conduct which restricts other users from enjoying the website.


Sharing Your Information

NJIT may share your website visitor information and data with third parties for a variety of purposes, including:

  • as permitted or required by law;
  • as necessary to protect NJIT's interests;
  • as necessary to further NJIT's research and academic efforts with service providers acting on behalf of or assisting NJIT with local, state and/or Federal agencies pursuant to valid legal process; and
  • with other parties as NJIT deems reasonably necessary in order to protect and defend NJIT’s rights or the rights or safety of third parties.


Links to other Websites

NJIT’s website may contain links to other websites not affiliated with NJIT. Any links to non-NJIT information are provided to you as a courtesy. NJIT is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other third party websites. NJIT is not responsible for the accuracy of the content contained in these websites. Links from NJIT to third party services do not constitute an endorsement by NJIT of their products or services and NJIT has not investigated the same. NJIT encourages you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.


Legal Information

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained in this privacy statement constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind. The data contained within NJIT’s website is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free, 100% secure or uninterrupted. NJIT makes no guarantee as to the accuracy or suitability for a given purpose of any of the content or third party services or programs appearing on its website. All website content is provided on an "as is" basis with no warranties of any kind, and you bear all risks associated with using the same.

By accessing NJIT’s website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this privacy statement and waive any claims against NJIT covered hereunder, and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations while accessing the website and any content therein. NJIT expressly reserves the right to make any changes to the website and its content at any time, without prior notice to you. Any legal action concerning the website shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey and venued in Essex County.


​Trademarks, Copyright & Proprietary Information

The NJIT website contains intellectual property (including but not limited to trademarks and copyrighted materials) owned by NJIT and/or third parties. You may not copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, display, store, sublicense, transfer or distribute such materials from NJIT’s website without the written permission from NJIT or the applicable third party owners, unless specifically authorized by terms appearing on NJIT’s website or covered under a separate written license obtained by you from NJIT. All rights not specifically granted are reserved.