Privacy Statement

The following discloses the information gathering and use practices of the University at Buffalo TAURUS website (taurus.buffalo.edu).

Information Gathering

Our policy is to collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our Web site unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. However, our Web servers do automatically recognize some non-personal information. Specifically, when you visit the TAURUS website, we collect information regarding:

  • your Internet location (IP address)
  • the Web page from which you came to our site
  • the software (and its configuration) you use to visit our site
  • the dates and times you visit our site
  • the pages you visit on our site

Use of Information

We collect information to improve the functionality and content of the University at Buffalo TAURUS website and to monitor its performance. We use the information gathered to adapt site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports that help answer questions about the usage and performance of the site or individual Web pages. We do not associate or disclose site usage by individual IP addresses - unless required by legally enforceable queries or for investigation of security breaches.

If you choose to share personal information with us, we will not sell that information to commercial entities. Some information must be retained for a designated period of time to comply with Federal or State records retention policies and may be released if required by freedom of information or public record laws. Most student information is confidential pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. To better serve you, we occasionally use "session cookies" to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Session cookies that can be created automatically on the device you use to access this UB website, do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. A session cookie is erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.

If you wish, you may complete a registration to personalize this website and permit a "persistent cookie" to be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. UB uses persistent cookies only with your permission.

The software and hardware you use to access this website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies will limit your ability to take advantage of this website.


The TAURUS website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.

Contacting Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your interactions with this site, please contact:

Mark A. Greenfield
Director of Web Services


The TAURUS website contains links to other independently administered sites within the University at Buffalo network and to some sites outside the "buffalo.edu" domain. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Related Links

Questions and Comments about this site should be sent to:

Transfer and Articulation Services
Phone: 716-645-6760
Fax: 716-645-2288

The content of TAURUS is maintained by Transfer & Articulation Services.
The TAURUS website is maintained by the Office of Web Services, Enrollment & Planning.

Hours of support are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.