Privacy Notice

Indiana University is currently finalizing a privacy notice policy. Upon release of that policy, the notice for this web site will be updated.

For specific privacy inquiries about this web site, please contact Brenda Burk, Philanthropic Studies Archivist,, 317-278-2329.


This privacy notice applies only to IU Indianapolis University Library Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives ( and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information. Visitor information collected by this site 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 web sites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit. The IU Indianapolis University Library Special Collections and Archives is not responsible for the content of other web sites or for the privacy practices of web sites outside the scope of this notice.


Because Internet technologies continue to evolve rapidly, the IU Indianapolis University Library Special Collections and Archives 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:

Passive/Automatic Collection

Third-Party Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Web site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Web site, compiling reports on Web site activity for Web site operators and providing other services relating to Web site activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For further information you may wish to consult Google Analytics' Privacy Statement.

Active/Manual/Voluntary Collection – Other than automatically collected technical information about your visit (described above), we may ask you to provide information voluntarily, such as through forms or other manual input. We may ask you to provide this information 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 have a relationship with us. 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.


Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While we are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to University web sites, and you do so at your own risk. However, once we receive your 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.

In addition, we will comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws regarding the privacy and security of visitor information.

Disclosure of Information

Other than sharing your information with other appropriate university personnel and units to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our web site, or to manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of the site except under the following circumstances:

  1. With your prior written (including email) consent;
  2. When we have given you clear notice that we will disclose information that you voluntarily provide;
  3. 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.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Brenda Burk via email at If this 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 University Information Policy Office, 2711 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408, 812-855-9255, If, in the course of visits to our web site, you believe that information being displayed about you or your status is incorrect, please contact Brenda Burk via email at