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Effective June 2022


The University of Michigan (U-M) privacy statement recognizes the value of privacy of the university community members and its guests.

This privacy notice provides more specific information on how the University of Michigan, Office of University Development websites, and, collect and process your personal information.


The notice applies to our practices for gathering and disseminating information related to the Office of University Development websites and ("we", "us", or "our") and is meant to provide you an overview of our practices when collecting and processing personal information.

How We Collect Information

We collect personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Direct Collection: when you voluntarily provide your personal information during a transactional visit, such as when you make a gift or register for an event.
  • Automated Processes: when personal information is captured through technology, such as through a session cookie placed on your computer when you visit and authenticate on our websites.
  • Third-party Collection: when third-party advertising and marketing providers capture personal information through technology, such as a cookie, on our behalf.

What Type of Information We Collect

Direct Collection

Information directly collected on our websites may include title, name, University of Michigan uniqname, UMID, academic information, employment information, address, email address, phone number, spouse or partner information, and credit card information.

Automated Collection

During a visit to and, we automatically collect and store information through third-party advertising and marketing providers, such as Google Analytics, about your visit. This data may include IP address, domain name, browser type and version, visit date and time, the name of the web page from which you entered our site, which of our web pages you visited, and for how long you visited pages on our website.

How This Information Is Used

We use the personal information we collect to:

  • Support activities you initiate on our website, such as distribute information you requested, provide a transaction history, or process a payment on your account. Once a payment is processed, your credit card information is not maintained in our records.
  • Stay in touch with you by contacting you for purposes related to the University of Michigan or our relationship with you.
  • Manage our websites by using information about your visit to monitor website performance, make improvements to site navigation and content, and better serve you.

With Whom This Information Is Shared

We do not sell or rent your personal information. We may share your personal information in limited circumstances, such as with university partners or external service providers that support our business activities.

We require these service providers to keep your personal information secure, and do not allow them to use or share your personal information for any purpose other than providing services on our behalf.

We may also share your personal information when required by law, or when we believe sharing will help to protect the safety, property, or rights of the university, members of the university community, and university guests.

What Choices You Can Make about Your Information

You may choose not to enter personal information into our website, which may affect your access to certain areas of our website that require authentication, or your ability to communicate with us through the website.

When we contact you, we provide you with a method allowing you to opt-out of future communication.

Upon request, you can review, update, correct, or delete the personal information you provided to us. To request this information, please contact us at or call us at 1-888-518-7888. You can write to us at University of Michigan, Office of University Development, 3003 South State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1288.

Automated Collection: Cookies

We use "cookies'' to enhance your experience when visiting our websites. Cookies are files that store your preferences and other information about your visit to our website. When you access and, the following cookies may be placed on your computer or device, depending on your web browser settings:

Cookie Type Purpose Opt-out
Google Analytics Google Analytics cookies count visits and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance, navigation, and content of our website. See details about Google's usage of cookies. To block these cookies, visit Alternatively, you can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.
Google Advertising Google, including Google Ads, uses cookies to personalize ads and content, as well as provide, develop and improve new services. See details about Google's usage of cookies. You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.
Session Cookie U-M session cookies are used to track your page requests after authentication. They allow you to proceed through different pages on our website without having to authenticate for each new area you visit. You can manage your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies.

Automated Collection: Social Media Plugins

Our sites use social media sharing buttons. Social media platforms use cookies or other tracking technologies when a button is embedded on our website. We do not have access to, or control of, any information collected through these buttons. The social media platforms are responsible for how they use your information. For specific privacy controls on how these buttons track how users access our website, see the cookies policies of FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

How Information Is Secured

The University of Michigan recognizes the importance of maintaining the security of the information it collects and we endeavor to protect information from unauthorized access and damage. The University of Michigan strives to ensure reasonable security measures are in place, including physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect your personal information.

Privacy Notice Changes

This privacy notice may be updated from time to time. We will post the date it was last updated at the top of this page.

Whom to Contact with Questions or Concerns

If you have any concerns or questions about how your personal data is used, please contact us at, call us at 1-888-518-7888, or write to us at University of Michigan, Office of University Development, 3003 South State Street, Suite 9000, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1288.

Notice Specific to Persons within the European Union

Please click here for notice specific to persons within the European Union.