For a shorter explanation, see how we protect your data.
This privacy notice applies only to the Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests (https://plagiarism.iu.edu) and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests will be used only as outlined in this privacy notice.
Other units at the university may collect and use visitor information in different ways. Therefore, visitors to other university websites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit. Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests is not responsible for the content of other websites or for the privacy practices of websites outside the scope of this notice.
Because Internet technologies continue to evolve rapidly, Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests may make appropriate changes to this notice in the future. Any such changes will be consistent with our commitment to respecting visitor privacy, and will be clearly posted in a revised privacy notice.
Collection and Use
When you view pages on our site, the web server automatically collects certain technical information from your computer and about your connection.
This site is hosted on IU Sitehosting, a shared web–hosting environment provided by Indiana University Information Technology Services. For more information about privacy practices related to Sitehost, read the IU Sitehosting Privacy Notice Supplement.
In addition to any information collected by IU Sitehosting, our server and/or site collects the following:
- your IP address
- the date and time of visit
Continued use of our website indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice.
This technical information is retained in detail for up to 730 or more days.
Other than automatically collected technical information about your visit (described above, or cookies, described below), we may ask you to provide information voluntarily, such as through forms or other manual input—in order to make products and services available to you, to maintain and manage our relationship with you, including providing associated services or to better understand and serve your needs. This information is generally retained as long as you continue to maintain a relationship with us. Your providing this information is wholly voluntary. However, not providing the requested information (or subsequently asking that the data be removed) may affect our ability to deliver the products or service for which the information is needed. Providing the requested information indicates your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice. Information we may actively collect could include:
- information volunteered by the visitor, such as preferences, survey information and/or site registrations
This information is:
- used to customize the content of our site
Additional Information Related to Information Collection
This website is primarily intended for university students and advanced high school students. However, anyone can use it for learning how to recognize plagiarism.
We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with other entities or organizations.
We may share personally identifiable information with other entities or organizations, under the following circumstances:
This information is:
- not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes
- disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website
Except as described above and Additional Information Related to Information Use below, we will not share any information with any party for any reason.
Except as provided in the Disclosure of Information section below, we do not attempt to use the technical information discussed in this section to identify individual visitors.
Additional Information Related to Information Use
Your information may be used by you and others (such as your teachers) with whom you explicitly share it. This information is provided on the Certificate you earned by passing a plagiarism test. Certificate information includes the first and last name you entered when registering on our site, the e-mail address you provided, test ID, the time and date on which the test was passed, test duration, and the IP address of the device used to take the test. If you do not want your actual IP address recorded and reported on your Certificate, you should use VPN.
A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive or SSD that contains information about your visit to a web page. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may configure your browser not to accept them at all, or to notify and require approval before accepting new cookies. Some web pages/sites may not function properly if the cookies are turned off, or you may have to provide the same information each time you visit those pages.
Our site does not create its own cookies to store information about your actions or choices on pages associated with our site. However, most webpages on our site contain code for triggering Google Analytics, a third party service, which may create its own cookies as described below.
This site is not directed to children under 13 years of age, does not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.
Use of Third Party Services
Access to Information
In some cases, we will grant visitors access to the information we collect about them.
Visitors can access this information by:
- visiting us at the following URL: https://plagiarism.iu.edu
- The user's unique test ID and either their e-mail address or IP address is used to retrieve their Certificate, which contains their name, IP address, date, time and duration of test.
Disclosure of Information
Other than sharing your information with other appropriate university personnel and units to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our website, or manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of the site except under the following circumstances:
- With your prior written (including email) consent
- When we have given you clear notice that we will disclose information that you voluntarily provide
- With appropriate external parties, such as law enforcement agencies, in order to investigate and respond to suspected violations of law or university policy. Any such disclosures shall comply with all applicable laws and university policies.
Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While Indiana University is committed to protecting user privacy, IU cannot guarantee the security of any information users transmit to university sites, and users do so at their own risk.
We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
Once we receive user information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security of that information on our systems.
We will comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding the privacy and security of user information.
Links to non-university sites
Indiana University is not responsible for the availability, content, or privacy practices of non-university sites. Non-university sites are not bound by this site privacy notice policy and may or may not have their own privacy policies.
Privacy Notice Changes
From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.
Only data collected from the time of the policy change forward will be used for these new purposes. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.
Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests
ATTN: Instructional Systems Technology Department
201 N. Rose Ave.
School of Education, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006
If you feel as though this site’s privacy practices differ from the information stated, you may contact us at the listed address or phone number.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy and communicating with the owner of this site does not resolve the matter, or if you have general questions or concerns about privacy or information technology policy at Indiana University, please contact the chief privacy officer through the University Information Policy Office, 812-855-UIPO, firstname.lastname@example.org.