Youngstown State University, through its website, collects non-personal information to improve functionality and content, and to monitor the site's performance. Examples include collecting information on browser type, operating system, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and geographic location (i.e., country, state, and city where user is connecting from). Data is used to provide answers to specific questions about the usage and performance of the web site or individual web pages. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the YSU network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.
The YSU website makes use of SSL (i.e., secure socket layer) technology for transmitting sensitive information in fillable forms to either an e-mail address or a database. Forms secured by SSL contain a web address (i.e., URL) that is preceded by https which encrypts data being transmitted.