Web Site Privacy Notices

A web site privacy notice (or privacy statement) is a public description of an organization's information management practices with respect to information collected by the organization's web site. Such notices serve two purposes:

  • educating your visitors and users
  • institutional accountability

Notification of privacy practices is a basic principle of good information management, and builds visitor confidence. Furthermore, the process of creating and maintaining a privacy notice requires web site content owners and site managers to understand their information-handling practices and may reveal potential issues to be addressed.

The policy outlines Indiana University's philosophy concerning web site privacy notices.

The Web Site Privacy Notice Generator, a web-based enterprise application, will guide you through a series of questions in order to produce a privacy notice for your site or application.

IU Webmaster Info Share

View a recording of the ISPP-24 and Privacy Notice Generator info share

Privacy-related Blog Posts

  • Planning on purchasing a new iPhone 5s? Perhaps think twice about enabling the new fingerprint authentication offered by the device and iOS 7. And, while it's effective to worry about security & reliability, this time, it may not be the hackers you worry most about.
  • We finished our "12 Domains in 12 Months" awareness initiative!
  • New document on Identity Verification provides advice on how to verify that a person is who he says he is
  • In honor of Data Privacy Day 2013, Matt Ivester’s digital citizenship book, lol…OMG!, is available to download on Amazon at no cost between January 25-29.