the silliman university website is handled by the office of information and publications, in close coordination with the management information systems.
when you access the silliman university website, your computer interfaces with our system; your computer transmits data to our system, in the same way that our system transfers data to you. this interaction is covered by what is called as a log data. the log data provides a summary of this interaction, including your internet protocol (ip) address, sites visited on the silliman website, date when you visited the website and its pages, time spent on each site, and links clicked and resources accessed. information collection in the log data is non-personal.
on the part of the user: as you access a website, your computer receives “cookies” – small files or information that enhance user experience. cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive. they improve user experience. they keep sites that you visited, determine if you are a first-time or returning visitor, and provide information to the server of what sites you would likely visit next, based on previous browsing made. you may decide to disable cookies in your browser.
the silliman website makes available an option to subscribe to the electronic newsletter. the e-newsletter collates relevant updates on the university website and transmits them via e-mail to subscribers on a weekly basis. in case you decide to stop receiving the e-newsletter, an option is provided to “unsubscribe” to it.
use of the data that silliman obtains through your browser is limited to assisting the university in enhancing website user experience, improving the website and its features, understanding via which operating system or device interaction between users’ browsers and our websites is higher and better, and determining when best its materials can be released on the website, among others.
the website does not require any personal information from you in order to access and use it, except for pages which access have been limited to students, faculty and staff that require log-in credentials. on certain sanctioned sites making available online forms (i.e. enrollment forms, registration forms, online surveys), you may be required to accomplish them with some personal details; but these are for purposes under which terms and for which use you are assumed to be fully aware of before proceeding.
data privacy officer
if under any circumstances, you feel your privacy is compromised or you may be uncomfortable with the way the website may require information from you, including those obtained automatically, please e-mail the data privacy officer of silliman university at [email protected]