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The University Star

The Student News Site of Texas State University

The University Star

The Student News Site of Texas State University

The University Star

Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

The University Star is committed to ensuring the privacy of our readers. With you in mind, we have designed this privacy policy knowing that our audience members are concerned with how their information is utilized and shared.


Information collected by Universitystar.com

When visiting UniversityStar.com our audience may provide us with two types of information: website usage information and personal information that is knowingly disclosed. With this information, we can keep our audience informed as well as enhance our readership experience when using all of The University Star’s products. Please review the information below for specific details on how we utilize your data.


Personal Information You May Provide

Newsletter Communication

To keep our audience up to date on the latest news in the San Marcos community, we provide a weekly newsletter. If you do not want to receive newsletters from The University Star, you may choose to unsubscribe at any time. Any correspondence received via email may be retained including the content of your email messages, your email address and The University Star’s responses.


Website Usage Information

The University Star’s website utilizes cookies as well as analytic scripts to gather information about how our website is used. The information we gather through cookies and analytics may include the date and time of your visit, the pages that were viewed and the order of the visitation, the time spent on each page, and demographic information that Google analytics collects from its users. In addition to this, The University Star gathers Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to protect our audience in the event that someone may be attempting to access The University Star’s website with malicious intent.


Information Shared with Third Parties

The University Star respects the privacy of our audience and sincerely appreciates the time you spend visiting our website or reading our newspaper. We will not provide your personal information with any third party vendors and/or associates. The only time we may disclose your personal information is if required to do so by law and/or subpoena, or if we believe that such action is required to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on The University Star; (b) protect and defend the rights and property of The University Star; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of our audience.


Websites linked to The University Star

In order to provide pristine service and reach all of our audience, The University Star’s website is linked to several external sites such as Facebook™, Instagram™, Linkedin™, Soundcloud™, Twitter™ and Youtube™. The University Star is not held accountable for the practices employed by external websites that are linked to or from universitystar.com, nor the information that may be published there. When our readers navigate off universitystar.com or star.txstate.edu our privacy policy will no longer be applicable and readers will be subject to the policies of the external websites.


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