University Student Union, Inc.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use


The University Student Union, Inc. (USU) provides online information and services to students, employees, and the public to supplement services provided on campus.  The following statement applies to individuals who use our official website and electronic services, including the information collected by and submitted to the USU.  It is not meant to be construed as a contractual promise.  Additional policies, which provide information about the use of Internet sites at California State University, Northridge can be found in the About section of the site

All text, designs, and images on this Web site are the property of the USU, Inc. at CSUN. Users are permitted to download and share written text and digital photos from this site on a temporary basis, provided this is solely to view such contents for personal use.

The services and content of this Web site are provided “as-is” and “as available”. The information herein may contain bugs, errors, or other limitations. The USU, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions on this site.

Information collected by the USU


Email and Form Information:  The USU does not obtain personal information about you when you visit our Web site or other online services unless you provide that information voluntarily.  If an individual sends an email message with a question or comment or fills out a Web-based form, and either form or communication contains personal information, that information will only be used to directly respond to the requestor, unless otherwise stated specifically.  The request for information may be directed to another university party that may be in a better position to respond to the request.  Any personal information provided will not be released to outside parties unless legally required in connection with legal proceedings or law enforcement investigations. 

System-Generated Information:  In addition to the information actively provided by individuals using the USU Web site and other online services, the USU may record information related to the use of the Web site through cookies.  This includes:

  • Internet address of computer being used
  • Web pages requested
  • Network software access
  • Referring Web page
  • Browser used
  • Date, time, and duration of activity
  • Passwords and accounts accessed
  • Volume of data storage and transfers

The USU uses this information to monitor, preserve, and enhance the functioning and integrity of the system.  Information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes, to diagnose server problems, and to carry out other administrative tasks.  These tasks include, but are not limited to, assessing information which is of the most interest to site visitors, detecting technical design specifications, and identifying system performance and/or problem areas.  This information is not for external use, unless required by law.

Alternatives to Electronic Transactions


If you prefer not to provide any information to the USU online, you may cancel the transaction and contact the department responsible for the service to learn about options for conducting business in person, by mail, or by telephone.

Disclosure of information


The USU does not sell or distribute confidential information to individuals or entities not affiliated with the university, unless required by law.

Chat rooms, forums, blogs, message boards, and news groups  The USU does not routinely retain logs or copies of chat rooms, forums, blogs, message boards or news groups available to its users.  However, any information disclosed in these areas is public. 

Security


Although every effort is made to secure network communications, the USU cannot ensure the privacy of online communications.  Individuals using online services should also take steps to protect personal information, such as closing the Web browser when finished using the site.  Failure to do so may result in personal information being viewed by the next individual using the computer.

If you have specific questions about the CSUN University Student Union, Inc. privacy policy, please contact usu@csun.edu.

Opt It, Inc. Privacy Policy


Additional terms apply for users who choose to submit information to our text-messaging service.

Please see the Opt It, Inc. Privacy Policy for further information.