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Privacy and Legal

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Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website 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, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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.

The data gathered for Google Analytics is held and processed by Google and is subject to the policies of that company. South Dakota State University has no control over Google's policies.

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Web Content Accessibility

As a public university, SDSU’s web presence must be created and maintained in accordance with the University’s mission, applicable federal and state laws, and SDBOR and University policies, including, but not limited to web accessibility standards and best practices.

All new, revised or existing public facing electronic content on SDSU official and SDSU affiliated websites —including, but not limited to web pages, images, PDFs, Word documents, spreadsheets, forms, videos, chat features, etc.—must conform to federal web accessibility requirements, meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 (Level A and AA) and comply with Section 508 Standards.


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