The University is part of the larger University of Maine System and utilizes many shared web-based services through their web presence ("maine.edu"). These services may collect and utilize different or additional information than is identified here.
Contact Information We Collect
USM requires you to provide contact information (such as name, address, e-mail address, zip code and country of residence) when you request information about academic programs or other services. This contact information is used to provide you with the specific information you requested in the most appropriate manner. Occasionally, you may receive subsequent notifications of important information regarding the programs and/or services for which you made your initial inquiry.
Device Information We Collect
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access usm.main.edu, such as IP address, geo-location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to the USM website. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses to third parties. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.
Links to Third-Party Websites
We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of the USM website. Our website does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.
We may contract with third-party service providers to deliver specialized services to our customers. These services are reviewed regularly and are only permitted to collect information from you to perform the specific functions we have contracted for. Each of these contracts contains strict security and privacy statements.
Our website allows you to subscribe online, and receive communications via email. If you no longer wish to receive this email, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email.
If you send us email messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in email is not secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in email. We may use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
We will not share, sell, rent or swap your email address for commercial purposes.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information.
Our website allows you to pay tuition, deposits, and for other fees and services. These transactions are conducted through a third-party payment processing system in a secure manner. When processing payments, we only keep electronic receipts for transactions, not cardholder data.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Please review our Confidentiality of Student Records Policy.
Payment Card Industry (PCI)
Payment Card Industry security standards were created by the major credit card issuers to protect personal information and ensure security when transactions are processed using a card. All members of the payment card industry (financial institutions, credit card companies and merchants) must comply with these standards if they want to accept credit cards.