University of Michigan Recreational Sports adheres to the guidelines for the Proper Use of Information Resources, Information Technology, and Networks at the University of Michigan as outlined in the U‑M Standard Practice Guide.
Recreational Sports is committed to protecting your personal privacy. We treat your privacy as we do our own.
Collection of Information
While using our public webpages, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. We may collect general information from you that does not identify you personally. This may include data such as your IP address, the name of the web page from which you entered our site, and which of our web pages you visited and for how long. We aggregate this information to help us better focus on the needs and interests of our visitors and improve the overall functionality of our website.
As you use our website, we will not collect any personal information including your name, street address, email address, and telephone number, unless you provide the information to us voluntarily.
When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any of your personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features and content of our website.
For your convenience, we save attributes and values that you have selected in the browser’s local storage, a small database that is inaccessible to other websites or services. We refer to this when you return to our webpages. To decline saving settings in local storage, modify your browser settings or browse or site in a private session (like Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode).
Usage and Sharing of Information
When you do provide us with personal data, we may use that information in the following ways: provide you with Recreational Sports news and events, including such things as upcoming events, newsletters, and special promotions; process reservations, holds, or inquiries on your behalf; and contact you for purposes connected to the University of Michigan or our relationship with you.
If we use your personal data to contact you, we will provide you with a method allowing you to opt-out of future communication. You can also contact us by email, writing or telephoning, at the below contact information.
We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as required by law.
Our Commitment to Security
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Safeguards include restricted access to computer systems and paper files, firewalls, encryption and secure authentication methods.
All of your information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you are uncomfortable sharing your personal data on the Internet, please contact us in person or over the telephone.
Notes for our Student Visitors
Recreational Sports at The University of Michigan is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. We do not actively share personal information gathered from our web servers. However, because The University of Michigan is a public institution, some information collected from our website, including summaries of server log information, emails sent to the website, and information collected from forms, may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. This means that while we do not actively share information, in some cases we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our servers.
As part of our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our users, Recreational Sports follows these guidelines:
- Statement of Student Rights and Records
- Information Technologies Policies at the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission. Although FERPA regulations apply only to U‑M students, The University of Michigan is equally committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors of our website.