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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 24 May 2011 16:26:13 -0500
UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
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Eva C Young <[log in to unmask]>
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Here's the University Privacy statement:


University web sites routinely collect and store information from
online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This
information includes the pages visited on the site, the date and time
of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the
referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access
occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the
browser, and search terms used on our search engines. This site makes
no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information: any
personally identifiable information is not released to external
parties without your consent unless required by law, including Minn.
Stat. 13.15.

When you use google analytics, an external party - google, has the
personally identifiable information - since IP addresses CAN be used
to identify an individual.

You can create a customized privacy statement to address this:


The policy is here:



On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Dave Bender <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Eva,
> Can you expand on the need for a customized privacy statement if units use
> Google Analytics?   What sections of the U's privacy policy conflict with
> Google Analytics terms of use?
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UofMN Web Standards [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Eva C Young
> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [WEBSTANDARDS] Webstats questions
> I use Urchin (but not google analytics), for University websites
> because Urchin follows the U Online Privacy policy, and according to
> policy, we'd have to write a customized privacy statement in order to
> use google analytics.
> That being said, most of the time Urchin offers the historical reports
> I want.....  But the filtering ability is annoying - I have to contact
> OIT to set up filters.  On sawmill (which was too slow), there was
> much more ability to customize reports.
> Eva
> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Nuria Sheehan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Yes, I definitely agree with Dan that the new interface could make the
>> Urchin info easier to use. I do like having access to all the historic
> data
>> on Urchin, but don't end up using it most of the time due to the UI.
>> The features in Google Analytics that I think will be particularly great
> to
>> have in the new version are custom reports and segments.
>> Thanks!
>> Nuria
>> On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Toni Prekker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> My biggest issue with Urchin is that it seems to track things very
>>> differently than Google Analytics.  The counts are significantly higher,
> and
>>> I'm not sure that it's properly filtering out the things I want filtered.
>>> Maybe that's my personal issue, but Google Analytics has a lot more
> support
>>> for troubleshooting, and finding answers.
>>> I also think the interface is significantly more difficult to use in
>>> Urchin.
>>> --
>>> Toni A Prekker
>>> Web Coordinator
>>> Center for Transportation Studies
>>> University of Minnesota
>>> [log in to unmask]
>> --
>> Nuria Sheehan
>> Marketing Lead, Web and Media
>> College of Education and Human Development
>> University of Minnesota
>> ph: 612-625-5779
>> email: [log in to unmask]
>> Can't get a hold of me?
>> Contact the web team at [log in to unmask]
> --
> Eva C Young
> Policy Librarian
> University Policy Office
> Office of Institutional Compliance
> Voice:  612-624-4372
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Web:  http://www.policy.umn.edu

Eva C Young
Policy Librarian
University Policy Office
Office of Institutional Compliance
Voice:  612-624-4372
Email: [log in to unmask]
Web:  http://www.policy.umn.edu