Website Legal and Privacy Policy

Legal

The information provided through the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (“SD Mines”) website is provided without a warranty of any kind.

Copyright Notice

All information and materials contained within this website, and other official websites of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, are protected by U.S. copyright law and may not be copied, reproduced, redistributed, published, broadcast or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512 (c) (2), notice of claims of copyright infringement should be sent to SD Mines University Relations at sdsmt-upr@sdsmt.edu .

Equal Opportunity

SD Mines is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator in accordance with the Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Affirmative Action policy [1:19] of the South Dakota Board of Regents.
See SDBOR Policy 1:19


Privacy Policy

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (“SD Mines”) supports the protection and privacy of information submitted by our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our official website.  This does not apply to websites not officially recognized or maintained by the university, such as those independently created by faculty, staff or students.

Collection of Information

SD Mines collects the minimum of personally identifiable information needed to fulfill its required duties and responsibilities, to complete a particular transaction, or as required by law.  SD Mines collects non-personal information for analysis of website usage for the purposes of improving services to our community and our visitors.  See our Google Analytics statement below.

FERPA

SD Mines complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which requires, with some exceptions, the student’s consent prior to the disclosure of education records.  Find more information on our website:  http://www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Registrar/FERPA-Privacy-Act/

Cookies

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers which enable a site to deliver personalized services or provide persistent authentication.  SD Mines may use cookies or other scripts to collect information about your use of our website.  You may disable the use of cookies in your internet browser however some features of this website may then no longer be available to you.

Google Analytics and other Third-Party Vendor Advertising

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  Google will collect, store and use this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology may also use remarketing services through third party vendors to advertise online.  These services, provided by entities such as Google or Facebook, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s interaction with SD Mines website or social media sites.  Information on how visitors can opt out of Google’s use of cookies may be obtained by visiting Google’s Ad Settings.  Information on how visitors can opt out of Facebook’s use of cookies may be obtained by visiting Facebook’s Ad Settings.  Alternatively, visitors can opt out of third-party vendors use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page. For more information, visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

Links to Third Party or External Websites

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology website provides links to external websites as a convenience to our community and visitors.  SD Mines does not control these sites or resources, does not endorse them or their content, and is not responsible for the availability, content, or delivery of their services.  External sites outside of the sdsmt.edu domain are not bound by SD Mines’ internet privacy policy and may have their own policies.

Changes to This Statement

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will periodically update our Legal or Privacy statements.  SD Mines encourages you to occasionally review this statement.  Feedback can be submitted to webmaster@sdsmt.edu