Mizzou Online is committed to protecting your privacy. We collect two kinds of information on this site:

  • Voluntarily supplied information submitted by visitors to this site who seek information about the University of Missouri's online programs and courses.
  • Tracking information automatically collected as visitors navigate through the site.

By filling out a form on the Mizzou Online website, you authorize the University of Missouri to contact you by email, telephone or text message regarding Mizzou's educational programs.

This site automatically recognizes and records certain non-personal information, including the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and the operating system; the date and time you access this site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to this site.

We also collect tracking information through the use of cookies; which place certain identifying information on your computer to facilitate your future access. Cookies allow us to recognize your computer when you arrive at our site by associating an anonymous identification number in the cookie. At no time is your personal information stored within the cookie. We do not use the cookie to track your activity on sites other than those operated by Mizzou Online. Accepting cookies through your web browser is your personal choice. You can set your browser to disable cookies.

Mizzou Online works with a variety of advertising companies to place advertising on websites across the Internet. These companies collect anonymous information about your visit to our site. You may choose to opt-out of this service by changing Ad Settings on your browser.

This site also includes links to other websites hosted by third parties. When you access any such website from this site; use of any information you provide will be governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting.

Your consent

By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Mizzou Online and by the University of Missouri for the purpose of facilitating your request for more information about online programs and classes and enrollment at the University of Missouri. If our privacy policy changes, those change will be posted on this page. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at MizzouOnline@missouri.edu.

If you have submitted your information to Mizzou Online in the process of requesting more information about an online course or program, you can opt out of the emails you receive using links provided in the emails.

How we use this information

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. We will match your voluntarily supplied personal information to your potential future enrollment information if you choose to enroll. If you do choose to register for classes, that information is submitted and stored by another University of Missouri system called myZou, which is not part of this website.

If you provide information on forms on our site for certain processes, that information is used to complete the process for which the form was intended, e.g. a form for applying for a Mizzou Online tuition award.

We may provide aggregated statistical data about web visitors and prospective students who voluntarily submit their information to reputable third-party vendors, but these data will include no personally identifying information.

Your rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Once you become a student at the University of Missouri, your personally identifiable information is protected under the provisions of the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Read more about FERPA.

Video and photography used by Mizzou Online

Video and photography taken at University of Missouri events or submitted by students may be used on the Mizzou Online website, social media accounts and marketing materials. By participating in the event, or entering a social media contest, you consent to the University's video and photography policy and the University using your image and likeness.