Rice University is committed to respecting users of Rice’s websites. For that purpose, this policy has been adopted to address the collection and use of information on Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu. In order to maintain effective privacy practices, Rice retains the right to update this policy without notice.

Information Gathering

Rice collects two types of information from users on visiting Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu: (1) Information provided by the user in order to receive requested information and/or services, and (2) Information anonymously collected upon a user’s visit to Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu.

Information Provided by the User

Users may provide Rice with non-personally and personally identifiable information in order to utilize certain services and retrieve information. Such instances may not be noticeable to the user and include, but are not limited to: filling out surveys, purchasing goods and services, submitting tests, registering for courses, and submitting certain online forms.

Should the user choose to provide Rice with any personal information, Rice will use such information only to conduct official university business and will disclose it only when such disclosure may be appropriate to comply with applicable law, to enforce Rice’s Web Legal Policies, or to protect the rights, property or the safety of visitors to Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu, the university community or the public. Rice does not sell, trade, or rent users’ personal information to others.

Rice maintains information collection procedures that comply with The Child Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. If you believe that Rice has collected personally identifiable information about your child, please contact Rice immediately online or at 713-348-0000 so that if such information has been collected, Rice can take appropriate action.

Anonymously Collected Information

When a user visits Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu, some information such as the visitor’s Internet protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, operating system, the site from which the visitor arrived, the time and date of the user’s visit, and demographic and interest data of users may be collected automatically by Rice and third party vendors as part of the software operation of the website. This intake of information is not personally identifiable. Rice uses this information solely for internal purposes, such as, to see what pages are most frequently visited, in order to improve the site. Additionally, Rice is currently using Google’s Universal Analytics, a web metrics service, to collect certain information automatically upon a user’s visit. For more information regarding Universal Analytics, see Google’s privacy policy.

Distribution of Collected Information

Rice University does not give, sell or transfer any personal information about our online visitors to third parties except as required by law.

Third Party Messages and Content

Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu may contain links to other websites owned by third parties as a convenience to the user. If a user decides to use these links, he or she will leave Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu. Rice is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and does not make any representations or endorsements about them. If a user decides to leave the website and access any third party site, it will be at the user’s own risk, and users should be aware that Rice’s policies will no longer govern. Users should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which the user navigates away from Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu.

Technologies We and Our Third-Party Advertising Vendors Use

Rice uses tools such as Google AdWords and Google Display to remarket to individuals who visit program pages or other web pages relevant to our users.  We, and our third party vendors, use pixel tags, small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page, to obtain information about the computer being used to view a webpage, including the time spent on the site, the user’s operating system and browser type, demographic data, and similar information.

Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu make use of “cookies,” which are small text files placed on the user’s computer to keep track of information about the user’s browsing on this site. The utilization of cookies allows Rice to enhance a user’s experience by allowing Rice to create tailored web applications. A user’s decision to set his or her web browser to accept or disable cookies is a personal choice. However, Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

Pixel tags and cookies may be used by Rice and our third party vendors to show advertisements on non-Rice websites and digital properties based on a user’s prior visits to Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu. Rice and third party vendors may also use pixel tags and cookies to collect demographic data on Glasscock.Rice.edu and/or Glasscock-info.Rice.edu website users through Google advertising features, including demographic and interest reports, in order to serve users more appropriate advertising and to assess the effectiveness of advertising. Visitors who would like to opt out of these Google advertising features may do so with one of Google’s currently available opt-outs for the web.


While the security of users’ personal information is of the utmost importance to Rice, Rice cannot guarantee the security of any information the user chooses to disclose online. Any information the user chooses to disclose to Rice is done at his or her own risk.

Additional Policies

Additional University policies may be found at https://privacy.rice.edu/.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this policy or Rice’s websites generally, please contact us at legal@rice.edu or call 713-348-0000.