Statement on Use of Stockton University’s Website by Visitors

Stockton University (Stockton) is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that protects personal information and respecting the privacy, to the extent permitted by law, of visitors to our Web site.

The Web site is provided to support Stockton’s mission and as a service for prospective students, parents, alumni, friends, supporters and the public. Stockton’s goStockton portal is provided as a service for students, faculty and staff who are subject to and should review the appropriate Guide to Information Technology Services along with the Acceptable Use Standards available on the web. Those who are authenticated and have a University user identification number and account shall be subject to Stockton’s policies set out above; those affiliated with Stockton accessing the site not using their account shall be subject to the policies stated above as well as this policy. Unauthenticated users having no account or identification number shall be subject to this policy. Use of this site for any purpose other than that for which it is intended is unauthorized and prohibited. Violators of this policy may have their access blocked.

*Visitors to this site shall be any and all unauthenticated users meaning any user not having or using their Stockton University of New Jersey computer account or identification number.

Data Collection and Use of Cookies

Stockton collects general, statistical non-personal information about visitors to our site for the purpose of facilitating communication and conducting business between Stockton and the users. The following information may automatically be collected from a visitor to the site:

  • the Internet domain and IP address from which one accessed the Web site,
  • the date and time of the visit and
  • the pages one visited on Stockton’s site.

Collection of this information is used to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Web site by identifying which parts are most frequently used by visitors. Staff may, based on the collection of this information, tailor content to visitors’ needs and send promotional information or surveys (see below).

Stockton makes use of cookies to improve our visitors’ Web site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored by a Web site on a user’s hard drive, which contains information about the user. Stockton employs cookies to keep track of user names and passwords, as well as, to personalize a visitor’s experience at; however, the visitor can set one’s browser to decline or accept cookies, such option may make the site function less efficiently.


While Stockton is committed to ensuring the security of the site, as a visitor to the site, Stockton cannot guarantee there will be no security breaches. Stockton has in place reasonable technology designed to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access or misuse or alteration of information collected online; if a visitor has concern about such issue please contact the Information Technology Services. Moreover, Stockton cannot guarantee the security of any information a visitor discloses online through interactive features such as forums, message boards, chat rooms or similar services. Therefore, visitors using such services disclose information at their own risk.

In certain circumstances, Stockton will release information, without notice to the visitor/user about a visitor, and the visitor’s use of the site to comply with any valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order, or in other special cases, such as an attempted breach of the security.

E-mail and Surveys

Stockton may occasionally send visitors marketing or promotional email messages to inform users of new services or product announcements. In each email message visitors will have the ability to unsubscribe and/or opt-out of receipt of communications that are not in Stockton’s mission. Please follow instructions contained in those messages to opt-out.

Stockton may request information through surveys, which visitors may choose to participate in on a voluntary basis. Information gathered may be used for marketing and promotional purposes or to notify you of new content, among other uses. If you e-mail us with questions or comments, we may use your personal information, in order, to respond to you.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Web site may contain links to sites owned or operated by parties other than Stockton which links are made available solely for the convenience of users. This privacy policy applies only to the official Stockton University Web site and the goStockton portal and not to any additional Web sites or pages that may be linked to or from the official Web site. Stockton does not control outside sites, such as student, faculty or other organization’s web-site and is not responsible for the content.

The contents and views expressed in student, faculty or other organization’s web pages are solely those of their particular authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or official positions of Stockton. Stockton supports the members of the University community in responsibly exercising their rights of free expression, but does not necessarily support the content of those expressions.

Inclusion of links to an outside Web site does not imply any endorsement of the material on the site or, unless expressly stated otherwise, any sponsorship, affiliation or association with its owner, operator or sponsor. User’s access and use of such Web sites, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at the users’ risk.


Stockton owns the copyright to the official University Web site and goStockton portal and all information and images within it, unless otherwise noted. U.S. copyright law protects all materials on this site. All rights reserved. Anyone wishing to obtain permission to reproduce any materials appearing on this site should contact the Office of University Relations & Marketing.


The information on this site is provided “as is,” and no representations or warranties of any kind are made regarding it. Our policy is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. Stockton reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for updates. Use of the site is agreement to the above terms.

Discrimination Policy and Procedures

Visit the Office of Equal Opportunity & Institutional Compliance at Stockton University for information about Discrimination Policy and Procedures.