Privacy Statement for

The Information We Collect

When you browse the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VA-MD Vet Med) website, our server makes a record of your visit and logs the user's IP address, date and time of the visit, pages accessed and documents viewed, and type of browser used. This data is collected for the purposes of website and system administration and website traffic analysis.


The VA-MD Vet Med website uses Google Analytics to analyze traffic to the VA-MD Vet Med website. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on the VA-MD Vet Med website. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains. These cookies can be disabled in your web browser's settings, and doing so will not negatively impact your browsing experience on the VA-MD Vet Med website. In order to disable these first-party cookies, you must disable ALL cookies. For more information about cookies set by Google Analytics, please visit Google's documentation page entitled Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

Some of the pages on the VA-MD Vet Med website display an embedded Twitter feed called a Twitter "widget". On these pages, Twitter will set a third-party cookie if your browser settings allow third-party cookies. This cookie conforms to Twitter's privacy policy on cookies. Disabling this cookie will cause the embedded Twitter widget not to recognize whether you are logged into Twitter or not. It will not otherwise affect your browsing session.

Email Security

The VA-MD Vet Med website offers opportunities to communicate with some VA-MD Vet Med departments and programs by email. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law.

External Links

Some VA-MD Vet Med web pages contain links to other sites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policy of each linked site, as VA-MD Vet Med is not responsible for the privacy policies or procedures of other sites.

University Policy on Acceptable Use

VA-MD Vet Med complies with the Virginia Tech policy on Acceptable Use. This policy can be found on the Virginia Tech web site at

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