Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


Collection, Use and Sharing of Information

Penn State does not require you to identify yourself while using the Mission: Materials Science website. We do not collect any personally identifiable information, but we may automatically collect and store general information about you and your visit to our public web pages. The information that we collect is used to track how users interact with our website, so that we can improve the user’s experience and make other improvements to the services and resources that we make available via Penn State’s websites. In addition, anonymous information collected during your visit can be associated with you, if you choose to provide your personal information during your visit. The information that we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following:

The IP address from which you access our website

The name of the domain from which you access the Internet

The type of browser and operating system used to access our website

The date and time you access our site

The pages, files, documents and links that you visit

The advertisement or link that you click on to get to our website (referral data)

The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website

The information that we collect automatically is stored and used in aggregate form only and is not used to contact you personally. We may also collect other information as described in the Web Privacy Statement.

Penn State may share information with contracted non-Penn State entities, third-party vendors, or service providers to provide services to you on our behalf.


Cookies, Other Websites, and Website Activity

When you visit Mission: Materials Science, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer used to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. Cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. Information that we gather from cookies is not linked to any of your personally identifiable information while on our site, unless you choose to provide your personal information during your visit. You can accept or decline cookies at your discretion. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features and content of our website.

This website may also have cookies that originate from third parties. These "third-party cookies" may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media services for which www.missionmaterialsscience.com has implemented "plug-ins". Since the cookie policies of these sites change over time, you should review their policies by visiting the privacy policy pages of these sites directly.


Google Analytics and Other Marketing Tools

Penn State may use Google Analytics, as well as other similar tools, as business needs arise, to help analyze how users interact with Mission: Materials Science and, in some cases, to provide our users with more personalized content. The third-party tools typically utilize cookies but may also use pixel gifs or beacons. The information generated by the cookie and/or beacons about your use of Mission: Materials Science is transmitted to these tools. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on activity for our websites.

We may use Google Analytics to aggregate and track non-identifiable visitor information for the following business purposes: remarketing across devices with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick (Google Ads), Google Analytics Demographics, and Interest Reporting.

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, Google has provided a plugin for most browsers that enables this functionality. Learn more about how the plugin works and how to install it. Google Analytics also provides you with the ability to modify and delete the information that Google tracks for remarketing purposes by visiting Google's ad settings page. You can also disable collection of any demographic data on that page. Additionally, you are able to modify and delete the information that Google tracks for remarketing purposes by visiting Google's ad settings page. You also have the option of disabling collection of any demographic data on that page.


Information Protection

Penn State uses reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the formation under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.



Questions and comments about this Web Privacy Statement may be directed to us via email at jmm96@psu.edu.