UCLA is committed to web accessibility for everyone.
If you are a student and would like to file a disability-based discrimination grievance, please see UCLA Procedure 230.2: Student Grievances Regarding Violations of Anti-Discrimination Laws or University Policies on Discrimination Based on Disability.
Our Sites are made available to you to provide information about our university and the services offered. You can browse our Sites without providing any personal information such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number or Social Security number.
When you access and use our Sites, some information is automatically collected. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language and the website that referred you to us. We also collect information about your usage and activity on our Sites.
The Sites and any communications sent by UCLA may contain electronic images (generally, single-pixel “.gif” images) called “web beacons.” These web beacons allow UCLA and third parties authorized by UCLA to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of a web page, email message or other communication, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the device identifier of the device the web beacon is sent to and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons may be used to count unique users, visits and page views; monitor traffic and conversion patterns; personalize your experience when you visit the Sites, including advertising and content you see; and determine whether or not messages were opened, links were clicked and/or notifications/offers were acted upon.
We also collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you apply for admission, register for an account, participate in a promotion or sweepstakes, request a brochure or other materials, sign up for a tour, locate or make inquiries to specific departments, make a donation, request information or otherwise contact UCLA. Such information may include: contact information (name, address, telephone number, social media username/handle, mobile phone and/or email address, etc.); academic area or interest (biology, anthropology, human studies, medicine, etc.); financial information (financial aid application history, payment history, current and estimated loan payments, donation attribution and amount, etc.); demographic information (age, academic status, marital status, size of household, income, etc.); and marketing profile information (admissions date, graduation date, alumni status, parent, friend, etc.) We may also collect the names and email addresses of your friends and family, if you choose to provide UCLA with this information. Finally, we may obtain information from other sources and combine that with the information we collect directly from you.
Non-personal information is used to generate statistics and to measure site activity in order to improve the usefulness of the site for our visitors.
- operate and improve our Sites;
- provide information about our institution and send you related information, including confirmations, brochures, academic notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
- notify you of the closest UCLA Extension or UCLA Health facility;
- process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
- respond to comments, questions or requests for information and provide customer service;
- communicate with you about our classes, achievements, new contests, promotions, rewards, special offers, upcoming events and other news about UCLA and our selected partners;
- generate site analytics to improve our website and the user experience; and
- link or combine with personal information we get from third parties to help understand your needs and provide you with better service and information.
UCLA may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.
- with our Financial Aid partner for the purpose of offering aid and services to our students or prospective students;
- when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the Site/s that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
- with vendors, contractors, consultants and other service providers who are working on our behalf and need access to your information to carry out their work for us;
- we may also share aggregated or anonymous information that does not directly identify you.
Under California's Shine the Light law, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83, California residents have the right to request and obtain, once per year, information regarding UCLA’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To request a list of the categories of information UCLA has shared, and the names and addresses of such third parties, please send your request to:
You may opt out of promotional emails and SMS from UCLA or change your preferences at any time. To opt out of SMS messages, you can also text UCLASTOP from the cell phone that you have registered with UCLA. In addition, you can opt out of receiving emails by following the instructions in those emails, but note that we may still send you non-opted-in emails, such as emails about your account or our ongoing business or academic relations. You may also request changes to your contact preferences and the personal information by writing to:
We take reasonable measures to protect personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2017