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Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

MSU encourages the use of this site and other MSU sites, regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the University's Strategic Plan. These sites are owned and operated by Montana State University. Site content is subject to change without notice. While most sites are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered on-line may be restricted to specific users or segments of the MSU population.


Consistent with University policies and procedures, MSU upholds the principles of academic freedom and shared governance, freedom of speech, and privacy in the use of electronic resources by our faculty, students and staff.

The MSU Web domain contains official pages in support of the core mission of the University or related administrative business. It also contains Web pages generated by groups or individuals whose expressed views do not necessarily represent the views of Montana State University.

MSU does not actively monitor or control Web content. However, when MSU receives a notification of an alleged violation of law or policy, we investigate and address violations accordingly. Contact MSU Web Support.

PRIVACY: Information gathering

We do collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer and optimize our Web domain. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions will be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous.

Our staff occasionally monitors search terms that users enter into the MSU Search Engine but this tracking is never associated with individual users.

Use of information
The MSU Web staff uses the information gathered above to tailor site content to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses.


MSU is committed to providing a user-friendly environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, visitors and the community. Your comments are welcomed. Please send your comments to either MSU Web Support or to the webmaster/contact listed in the contact information box in the left navigation bar for the specific department, unit, individual or organization site.