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Privacy Statement


Health and Safety Information Involving Animals at

Virginia Tech has created this privacy statement in order demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

Information Automatically Logged

The "Occupational Health & Safety Program for VT Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students Using Animals in Teaching and Research" login notes the date and time of when the individual logins along with the person's VT pid (NOT password).

Personal Information

The Virgina Tech pid (NOT password) is recorded in the login to the "Occupational Health & Safety Program for VT Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students Using Animals in Teaching and Research" site.

This information is being gathered for IACUC and EHSS related training purposes.

The information is only disclosed to IACUC and EHSS approved personnel and any auditing parties.


Cookies are used as a form of session management on both employee and student sides in the following areas: Program Overview, General Health and Safety Considerations, and Hazard Analysis Tool. The cookies only remember which drop down options and animal species a user has selected. The cookies do not track if the user explores the material within those selected drop down options. The purpose behind the cookies is to allow the user to move freely without having to select the same drop down options every time the page is refreshed. The information from those cookies is not gathered, and the cookies expire after one day. The site is functional if the user's web browser has cookies disabled.

Links to Virginia Tech

This site contains links to other Virginia Tech pages. The privacy practices of other pages may vary with the purposes of the page. Consult the privacy statement on each page.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Virginia Tech is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while stored on the server. Log files are rotated regularly and archived in a secure location.

User and password information is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network.

Users should also consult Virginia Tech's policy on Acceptable Use.

Virginia Tech complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact the IACUC office.