VTechWorks, hosted by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Information Automatically Logged

This site uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site. This site records the browser type to monitor market penetration of various web browsers so we can better determine the Internet technologies we may utilize in the design of our pages. This site uses page referrer data - that is, information about the page that linked you to this page - to determine to what extent our page is referenced by other resources on the Web. This data may be used to preserve the integrity of our computing resources.


This site uses Google Analytics. VTechWorks collects user and other server data in order to provide a better user experience. The hidden form elements contain a unique ID that identifies your browser session. This ID is in no way associated with your machine or you individually. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the website. The information generated by these cookies (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. To opt out visit Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Personal Information

VTechWorks collects the following user information, regardless of the user's Virginia Tech confidentiality settings, upon login: Name, PID/email. We do not share any personal information with any other third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes beyond those stated here.

Users can choose not to login to VTechWorks to keep their name and PID/email from being stored. Links to Virginia Tech Sites

This site contains links to other Virginia Tech pages. The privacy practices of other pages may vary with the purposes of the page. Consult the privacy statement on each page.

Links to External Sites

This site contains links to other sites. Virginia Tech is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.


This site uses cookies for session management. See the Session Management section for more information about how cookies are used

Session Management

Cookies used by VTechWorks store a unique identifier that is not connected to the user’s personal information. The cookie is only used to identify that a user is logged in. The session information used by this site is deleted when the browser is closed.


This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Log file access is restricted to system administrators while stored on the server. Log files are rotated regularly and transferred to a separate log storage and monitoring platform. Access to this site’s logs in the storage and monitoring platform are limited to system administrators and Virginia Tech security personnel in response to security incidents and other misuse. User and password information is encrypted before it is transmitted across the network. Users should also consult Virginia Tech's policy on Acceptable Use. Virginia Tech complies with all statutory and legal requirements with respect to access to information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact VTechWorks Support at