The images used on the website are representative only. If you want to know more about how we record non-personal information about your visit or how we use information that you voluntarily submit, read on.
Non-personal Information We Record
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the KSOU network.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, our website's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit.
During your visit, our web operating system will record:
- The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xyz.com" or "xyz.net" if you use a private Internet access account or "yourcollege.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain.
- The type of browser (such as "Netscape version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you are using.
- The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, UNIX, or Windows).
- The date and time you visit our site, and the web pages that you visit on our site.
- The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.
On certain KSOU web pages, we use "cookies" to help you use our websites interactively. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site.
If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.
Information from E-mail You Send to Us
If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. Also, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us process your request.
Information Collected from Interactive Forms
On some of our web pages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organisation). This occurs when you are registering for online counseling, various tests, quizzes, seminars, workshops, training sessions offered by KSOU, downloading admission forms from KSOU and so on. In those cases, all submitted information is used only for the purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party or sold to any outside organisation for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent.
Links to Other Sites
Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the Karnataka State Open University website. But Karnataka State Open University provides links to other websites. When you leave the Karnataka State Open University website (www.ksouonline.com), you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for KSOU do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Changes to this Policy
An announcement of any changes to this policy will be posted prominently on the first page of our web site for three months before any changes go into effect.