Terracotta Privacy Policy

Last updated 17th April 2022

This privacy policy is inclusive of both the Terracotta.education website and the Terracotta application. The website has no passive data collection, and the application collects only what it must in order to facilitate its function.

Applicability

This privacy notice applies only to the Terracotta + Canvas Application (https://terracotta.education) and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by Terracotta will be used only as outlined in this privacy notice.

Other units at the university may collect and use visitor information in different ways. Therefore, visitors to other university websites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit. Terracotta is not responsible for the content of other websites or for the privacy practices of websites outside the scope of this notice.

Changes

Because Internet technologies continue to evolve rapidly, Terracotta may make appropriate changes to this notice in the future. Any such changes will be consistent with our commitment to respecting visitor privacy, and will be clearly posted in a revised privacy notice.

Collection and Use

Passive/Automatic Collection

When you view pages on our site, the web server automatically collects certain technical information from your computer and about your connection including:

  • Your IP address
  • User-specific information on which pages are visited
  • The referring website
  • The date and time of visit
  • Your browser type

Continued use of our website indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice. This technical information is not retained or utilized.

Active/Manual/Voluntary Collection

We will not attempt to collect any information from you through the use of forms or other types of manual input.

Information Sharing

We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with other entities or organizations.

We do not share any personally identifiable information with other entities or organizations, except when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.

Except as described above, we will not share any information with any party for any reason.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive that contains information about your visit to a web page. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may configure your browser not to accept them at all, or to notify and require approval before accepting new cookies. Some web pages/sites may not function properly if the cookies are turned off, or you may have to provide the same information each time you visit those pages.

In order to customize the information and services offered to you, our site uses cookies to:

  • Customize web page content on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends
Children

This site is not directed to children under 13 years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.

Use of Third Party Services

Our website does not utilize any types of services provided by third parties.

Security

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While Indiana University is committed to protecting user privacy, IU cannot guarantee the security of any information users transmit to university sites, and users do so at their own risk.

  • We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
  • Once we receive user information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security of that information on our systems.
  • We will comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding the privacy and security of user information.

Links to non-university sites

Indiana University is not responsible for the availability, content, or privacy practices of non-university sites. Non-university sites are not bound by this site privacy notice policy and may or may not have their own privacy policies.

Privacy Notice Changes

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.

eLearning Research and Practice Lab

ATTN: Ben Motz

bmotz@indiana.edu

If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy and communicating with the owner of this site does not resolve the matter, or if you have general questions or concerns about privacy or information technology policy at Indiana University, please contact the chief privacy officer through the University Information Policy Office, 812-855-UIPO, privacy@iu.edu.