[CVM SEAL] Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine [TAMU SEAL]

Privacy Statement


Texas A&M University (TAMU) respects your privacy. The College of Veterinary Medicine's main Web site does not collect personal information about visitors. However, we do use a "cookie" to identify new vs. repeat visitors to our sites.  This cookie only creates a self-generated identification string and does not collect or send any personal information beyond what is normally found in the server logs (see below).

Personal information that you provide via e-mail or through other online means will be used only for purposes necessary to serve your needs, such as responding to an inquiry or other request for information. This may involve redirecting your inquiry or comment to another person or department better suited to meeting your needs. 

We do, as nearly all sites, use server logs to collect information concerning your Internet connection and general information about your visit to our Web site. This information may be used to analyze trends; to create summary statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications; and to identify system performance or problem areas.

This means we sometimes acquire, record and analyze portions of the data that is entered into, stored on, and/or transmitted through this site by you. This information is only released -- when legally required -- to help law enforcement investigations, legal proceedings or internal investigations of TAMU rule and regulation violations. These groups would use the information to track the electronic interactions back to the source computer(s) or account(s).

Some web pages at Texas A&M University may collect personal information about visitors and use that information for purposes other than those stated above. Each web page that collects information will have a separate privacy statement that will tell you how that information is used.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your use of this Web site, please contact the Webmaster or through regular mail at:

College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
Attention: Webmaster
MS 4461
College Station, TX 77843-4461


COOKIES: A cookie file contains unique information that a Web site can use to track such things as the pages you have visited, the date you last looked at a specific page, and to identify your session at a particular Web site.


SERVER LOG INFORMATION: The following information is collected from server logs for analysis -

User/client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access
HTTP header, "user agent" - The user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it is running on
HTTP header, "referrer" - The referrer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page
System date - The date and time of the user/client request
Full request - The exact request the user/client made
Status - The status code the server returned to the user/client
Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client
Method - The request method used
Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a resource on the server
Query string of the URI - Anything after the question mark in a URI
Protocol - The transport protocol and version used