Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Privacy Statement

At the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This privacy statement primarily addresses ways CUMU collects and manages personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information that is collected and recorded by and how we use it.

CUMU complies with both federal and state law regarding privacy rights. CUMU does not create personal records unless the need for information is clearly established. Such records must be relevant to the purposes for which they are collected, be accurate and current, and not be obtained by fraudulent means.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our privacy statement, do not hesitate to contact us at


By using our website, you hereby consent to CUMU’s privacy statement and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

CUMU’s websites allow users to do things like request information, opt-in to receive messages/updates, register for events, and complete various tasks. To do so, CUMU uses electronic forms which collect necessary information, such as first and last name, address, phone number, and email address. This information is provided voluntarily and can be inspected and updated at a user’s request.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Log Files follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited.

CUMU utilizes this aggregate- and user-level site data to benchmark performance of websites and inform marketing strategies. Individual web browsers provide instructions on rejecting or deleting cookies. Please note some website pages and applications may not function properly if cookies are rejected or deleted.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.


CUMU uses display advertising on other websites and search engines which measure performance and user behavior as it relates to those ads. Third parties, such as Google, Twitter, and YouTube, show CUMU ads to various audiences. These third parties then provide data to CUMU which helps it evaluate performance and assess user interactions before, during, and after visiting CUMU’s website. To do so, CUMU places tags or pixels on its websites to capture information and inform interest-based advertising.


Protecting personal information is our priority. CUMU takes appropriate and necessary actions to safeguard user information and personal records. It employs reasonable practices to help prevent the loss or misuse of data.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

  • Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
  • Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
  • Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Privacy Updates

This statement has been updated as of September 2, 2020. Additional updates will be added to this page. CUMU reserves the right to revise this statement at any time.