Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the SUNY Cortland website. This site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with SUNY Cortland. Like all online resources, we recognize that visitors to this website are concerned about their privacy. SUNY Cortland is committed to preserving your privacy when visiting this site.

This policy describes SUNY Cortland's privacy practices regarding information collected from visitors to this website. It also describes what data is collected and how that information is used. SUNY Cortland may, at its sole discretion, change modify, add or delete portions of this policy. Because this privacy policy only applies to this site, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other state websites, that you access through this website.

Information Collected When You Visit this Website

When visiting this website, SUNY Cortland automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct internet traffic to you;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited this site;
  4. The webpages or services you accessed at this site;
  5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website;
  6. The website you visit as you leave this website; and
  7. If you downloaded a file, the file that was downloaded.

None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personally identifiable information.

This information is used to improve our website's content and to help SUNY Cortland understand how people are using the site. The information also is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and SUNY Cortland does not sell or distribute the information gathered from the website for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When You Email this Website or Complete a Transaction

If during your visit to this website you send an email to SUNY Cortland, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and graphic information formats you send us.

Your email address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another SUNY or State agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for non-university commercial purposes and SUNY Cortland is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your email address for non-university commercial purposes.

During your visit to this site you may complete a survey, register for a class, fill out an application, conduct a financial transaction, access an authenticated file, complete an order form or other similar action.

The data, including personal information, volunteered by you in completing these types of transactions is used by SUNY Cortland to operate its programs, which include the provision of goods, services and information. The information collected by SUNY Cortland may be disclosed by SUNY Cortland for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.

SUNY Cortland does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access.

SUNY Cortland strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

Information collected through this website, personal or otherwise, may, if not protected by federal or state law, be subject to disclosure pursuant to law, such as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), or court order.

Additionally, SUNY Cortland may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to SUNY Cortland's information.


SUNY Cortland limits employee access to personally identifiable information from this website to only those employees who need access to perform a specific job. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operations of this site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, SUNY Cortland employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this site.


Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among internet websites.

To better serve you, we occasionally use cookies to enhance or customize your visit to this website. These cookies are created automatically on the device you use to access SUNY Cortland's website, they do not contain personal information, and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website.

The software and hardware you use to access this site allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website.

Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to local, state and federal government agencies, and websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, including one maintained by SUNY Cortland, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this website is intended to allow visitors immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information, SUNY Cortland recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, SUNY Cortland, its employees, officers and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided by this site, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the privacy policy please contact the Marketing Office at SUNY Cortland.