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UCM Online Privacy Statement

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) is committed to protecting your privacy. UCM respects and protects personally identifiable information stored on the University’s information systems in accordance with legislative mandates, regulatory requirements, and University policy.

This Online Privacy Statement applies only to this website, which is owned and published solely by the University of Central Missouri. By choosing to continue to use this UCM website, you agree to UCM’s collection and use of personal information and non-personal information as described in this document. This Online Privacy Statement only governs the use and disclosure of information collected through these three websites:

The University of Central Missouri also utilizes UCM-managed websites in addition to those specifically listed above in the process of conducting the business of the University. However, the information shared in this Online Privacy Statement describes how information is collected and used only from those websites listed above.

UCM collects the following types of information on these websites:

Tracking information:

UCM may use technologies such as cookies, applets, scripts, server logs, custom URL parameters, tracking images, information and correspondence, or web analytics to collect information and optimize your web experience. Information obtained may include, IP address, browser type, pages visited and other details of the site visit. Depending on your browser you may be able to disable certain collection methods. This may limit your ability to use some of the features of these websites.

Voluntarily submitted information

When a visitor to these sites completes a form and submits information (such as a request for information about UCM, its programs or courses), UCM will use your personal data on a lawful basis to fulfill a legitimate interest of University of Central Missouri, including the fulfillment of the initial request.

By submitting information via a form on one or more of the above listed University of Central Missouri websites, you authorize UCM to contact you by email, telephone or text message regarding UCM's educational programs, and store that information for future use related to the ongoing business functions of the university.

Third Parties, External Sites, and Other UCM-controlled Sites

UCM utilizes various advertising companies to place advertising on websites across the Internet. These companies may collect anonymous information about your visit to the sites described in this Online Privacy Statement. You may opt-out of these services by changing the Ad Settings on your browser.

The UCM websites described in this Online Privacy Statement also include links to other websites hosted by third parties. When accessing any third-party website; use of any information you provide will be governed by the operator of the site you are visiting.

Your consent

By using these websites, you consent to allow the University of Central Missouri to collect and use all information described above, and any additional information you voluntarily provide, for the purpose of responding to your requests for more information about programs, enrollment and other aspects of doing business with the University of Central Missouri.

Any privacy statement changes will be posted on this page. If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at

How we use this information

If you submit information on these sites, that information will be used to complete the process for which the form was intended. In addition, information provided to the University of Central Missouri may be shared among offices within the university and outside entities as necessary or appropriate in the conduct of legitimate university business and consistent with applicable law.

Manners in which UCM may use this information include:

  • Tracking how often UCM web content is accessed over time;
  • Facilitating additional communications and managing UCM publication subscriptions;
  • Inviting you to (or registering you for) events that may be of interest to you;
  • Personalizing your UCM website experience;
  • Fulfilling your online requests;
  • Conducting research or surveys;
  • Monitoring website performance and behavior;
  • Exercising UCM’s legal rights, defending against legal claims, or responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes.

UCM may aggregate information collected from your visit to this website, including but not limited to, name, username, email address, mailing address, telephone numbers, or social network account information, with other information at the University of Central Missouri.

We may also provide anonymized, aggregated statistical data about web visitors and prospective students who voluntarily submit their information to reputable third-party vendors.

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

Certain information submitted to the University of Central Missouri may also be subject to disclosure under the Missouri Sunshine Law. Individuals may inspect and/or correct their personal information as provided by the Public Records Act or applicable university policy. The university is also subject to the disclosure requirements of the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


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