Privacy Statement

The Belin-Blank Center is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Belin-Blank Center website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Belin-Blank Center website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Except as noted below, this website is also subject to the University of Iowa’s privacy policy.

Collection of Your Personal Information

The Belin-Blank Center (B-BC) may collect personally identifiable information (PII), such as e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number as provided by users in order to engage with the Belin-Blank Center. The Belin-Blank Center also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, etc.

The Belin-Blank Center may also collect information about device hardware and software used to interact with B-BC resources. This information can include: IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.

The Belin-Blank Center's websites use Google Analytics (Google provides an add-on for opting out of Google Analytics), Google Tag Manager, Google Ads, UTM parameters, and Facebook Pixel. They allow us to assess the effectiveness of our site and help us understand which content seems to be most useful or interesting to our audience. We also use cookies to provide a better user experience and help our site function effectively. PC Magazine has a nice explanation of cookies if you're not sure what a cookie is. You'll also want to note that our blog is hosted by WordPress, which has its own cookie and privacy policies.

In addition the Belin-Blank Center may collect photo, video or audio footage of participants in our programs for use in promotional materials and/or internal reporting.

The Belin-Blank Center encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Belin-Blank Center so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Belin-Blank Center is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Belin-Blank Center.

Use of Your Personal Information

The Belin-Blank Center collects and uses personal information to deliver the services you have requested. The Belin-Blank Center also uses personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the Belin-Blank Center and its affiliates. Our website users and program participants will be asked if they would like to opt in to our newsletter, which is sent via email once every two months. Subscribers may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter. The Belin-Blank Center may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Belin-Blank Center does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Belin-Blank Center may share data with trusted partners, including the University of Iowa, regarding relevant educational offerings. All such partners are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to you, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and to comply with any relevant data privacy laws.

The Belin-Blank Center tracks the websites and pages people visit within our website for the purpose of delivering customized content to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The University of Iowa and the Belin-Blank Center may use any photographs, videotaping, or audiotaping for promotional purposes.

The Belin-Blank Center takes data privacy seriously. Our websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Belin-Blank Center or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Belin-Blank Center and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Belin-Blank Center, or the public.

Security of Your Personal Information

The Belin-Blank Center secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Belin-Blank Center secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as an email address or telephone number) is transmitted, it is protected through the use of 2048 bit encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) /Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.

Changes to This Statement

The Belin-Blank Center will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect feedback from users or comply with new regulations. The Belin-Blank Center encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Belin-Blank Center is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Belin-Blank Center welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that the Belin-Blank Center has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Belin-Blank Center at 319-335-6149 or Brian Douglas at brian-douglas@uiowa.edu. We will make all reasonable efforts to promptly remedy the problem.

University of Iowa's Privacy Information

Information regarding The University of Iowa's privacy information.