William Paterson University Policy

Functional Policy



Website Privacy


Website Privacy Policy


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Board of Trustees




Responsible Executive:

Gamin Bartle & Stuart Goldstein

Responsible Office:

Information Technology and Marketing and Public Relations









William Paterson University is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information of users and visitors to wpunj.edu. The University collects certain kinds of data from users and visitors as they browse the site for general site analytics. We have created this privacy statement to explain our practices for gathering information for wpunj.edu.


The Information Technology and Marketing and Public Relations departments are jointly responsible for administering this policy.


This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify users of what personally identifiable information is collected through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared, what choices are available to users regarding the use of their data, the security procedures in place to protect the misuse of information, and how users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.


Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
William Paterson University is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that is voluntarily given to us via email or other direct contact from a user. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use such information to respond to a user regarding the reason they contacted us. We will not share a user’s information with any third party outside of our organization (other than organizations contracted by us to perform services on our behalf and who will not share such information with any other organization) and as necessary to fulfill a user request.

Updates to This Privacy Notice
We may make changes or additions to this policy at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

We may contact users via email in the future about changes to this privacy policy, unless they opt out of receiving email communications from us. This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

During use of this website, users may be assigned a “cookie” to more accurately track their browsing behavior and activity. Cookies are small text-based data files that are stored on a user’s computer’s hard drive and used to collect details about each visit made to the site. We use cookies to track site usage and behavior for the purpose of delivering more personalized, relevant web experiences to our visitors. Many browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but browser settings can be adjusted to disable cookies, which may impact access/usage of certain parts of the site.

Use of third-party services
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service that transmits data to Google servers. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate a specific IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

Communications with the User
When a user submits contact information via the website, the user may opt-out of any future contacts from us by using the “unsubscribe” function available on mass email communications from the University.

We take precautions to protect user information. When a user submits sensitive information via the website, that information is protected both online and offline.

Only staff and contracted organizations who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Contacting the Website
For any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of this site, or individual dealings with this website, users should contact the web team at https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/webmaster.

By Direction of the President and Cabinet:


Date: May 17, 2022



Gamin Bartle                                                      Stuart Goldstein

Interim Chief Information Officer                      Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations