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1.6.7 Online Privacy

EFFECTIVE: 4/12/2011 · REVISED: 6/22/2011


The University of Tennessee Foundation (UTFI) and UT Alumni Association (UTAA) do not sell alumni information to 3rd parties. All alumni information is strictly guarded for use by individual alumni, UTFI and UTAA for personal, UTFI and University-related purposes only.

UTFI will take all reasonable measures to secure the personal information available through the UTAA Online Community (the site). The site shall be password protected to allow access by registered University alumni and staff only. Because a certain degree of privacy risk is encountered any time information is shared over the Internet. The site shall also allow registered users the ability to hide their information from being viewed by other community members.

Guidelines for Use

Users of the site shall be required to abide by the following rules and regulations:

  • Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating any of the material available on the site is prohibited. Users may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the site for home, noncommercial and personal use only provided, however, that the user maintains all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and agrees to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the site.
  • Use of information or communications available through the site for any commercial, public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services, cold-calling of any kind or mass-mailings for commercial purposes. Information available through the site may be used for specific personal, Foundation and University-related purposes only.
  • Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying any service on the site. Users shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component. Posting of obscene materials or use of obscene language, posting of vulgar materials or use of vulgar language, or use of abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language of any kind, constitute a violation of these policies governing the use of the site and will result in revocation of the user’s login ID and password.
  • All aliases adopted by site users are subject to approval by UTFI. The University and/or UTAA.

Registered users shall be informed that neither UTFI, the University nor the UTAA is responsible for screening communications in advance and neither UTFI, the University nor the UTAA will actively monitor the use of the site. For this reason, registered users of the site shall be encouraged to report any abuses or misuse of the site to the UTAA.

UTFI, the University and the UTAA reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to take action against any user who violates this policy and/or any applicable laws and regulations, such action including but not limited to expelling the user, denying a user further access to the site, reporting the user to authorities and/or instituting legal action against the user.