About STEM Read
STEM Read is a program with Northern Illinois University. Our website address is: https://www.stemread.com.
NIU Privacy Notice
NIU is committed to protecting the privacy of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who utilize NIU’s network and resources (NIU-N). NIU provides a multifaceted environment where the university is home to some, workplace to others, and research/academic center to others. NIU is concerned with the protection and privacy of NIU data as well as personal data that is stored, transmitted, and processed on the NIU-N.
NIU recognizes that as faculty, staff and students create, use and store more information in electronic form using NIU-N, there is growing concern that information the user or creator considers private may be more vulnerable to invasion than information stored in more traditional media.
NIU employs a multi-layered defensive approach consisting of various technologies and processes across NIU to safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) and other restricted or sensitive data.
This policy addresses privacy issues specific to NIU community. It highlights general principles that define the privacy expectations of those in the NIU community.While no document addressing the fluid issue of technology can be exhaustive or inflexibly dictate outcomes in all circumstances, this policy articulates current practices and provides guidance so individuals can make informed and appropriate decisions.
This policy applies to:
- Trusted partners
Applicable Laws and Regulations
- Electronic Communication Act of 1986
- Fair Credit Reporting Act Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974 (FERPA)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
- Identity Protection Act (5 ILCS 179)
- Illinois Freedom of Information Act
- Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act
- Personal Information Protection Act (815 ILCS 530/10)
Questions or Concerns
Additional Information on the STEM Read Site
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.