Privacy Statement

Site: Virginia Cooperative Extension Blogs

Virginia Tech has created this privacy statement in order demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

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.

Personal Information

This site collects any names, emails, and website addresses entered by users leaving comments on blog posts. The website also collects the IP address of users who leave comments.

This information may be used to determine is comments flagged by the akismet comment filter are legitimate or spam comments. Blog administrators may also use submitted contact information to respond to commenters either in a blog’s comment’s section or directly.

We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor do we use any personal information for any purposes beyond those stated here.

Additionally, some blogs may have forms to “subscribe.” These forms are provided through the FeedBurner service. We have access to a list of emails that subscribe to any blog with such a form, but as above, we do not share this information with any third parties or use that information beyond allowing FeedBurner to email blog updates to subscribers. We cannot fully guarantee what FeedBurner may choose to do with emails submitted via subscribe forms. For any questions, please refer to the Google privacy policy.

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.

Some of the sites that are linked to include: Individual blogs may links to external websites relevant to that specific blog.


Google Analytics places cookies in order to track web statistics for the website.

No other sites can access cookies from this site, though javascript used by Google Analytics may indirectly use information from these cookies.

These cookies are saved until 2 years from the date of visit


This site has security measures in place to protect 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 archived in a secure location.

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 Josh Chambers.