To assess Encyclopedia of Milwaukee website content and navigation usage by website visitors, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee collects and analyzes web page request data from visitors.

Individual visitor names and usernames are not collected, unless a visitor explicitly registers (becomes a registered user) with the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee website. The computer host names and IP addresses of all visitors are collected but are only associated with individual visitors in instances where visitors have registered with the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee website in order to comment on entries through participation in the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee website.

By submitting a comment, a registered user agrees to have their self-selected username displayed next to their comment on the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee website.

Registered user information is used internally for the purpose of moderating Encyclopedia of Milwaukee website comments and responding to general website Contact feedback sent to the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee by the registered user. Registered user information is only released to third parties (organizations beyond the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) when required by law or in the good faith belief that such an action is necessary to comply with legal requirements, to protect the rights and property of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, or in urgent circumstances to protect the safety of individuals.

Google Analytics

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee also uses Google Analytics to collect and analyze overall website usage. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect visitor session data and generate usage reports. The data does not include individual names, usernames or email addresses. Requested web pages, visitor computer host names and visitor IP addresses are collected but are not associated with the names of individual visitors.