We value your privacy and want to ensure your experience with the UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program (hereafter, “USP”, “us”, or “we”) and our website and additional materials (collective the “Website” or “Site”) are as satisfying and safe as possible.

We have established this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, and share your personal information. This Privacy Policy is subject to our Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”). By using the Site, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described herein.

As detailed below, we collect personal information primarily to communicate with users and optimize the user experience of the Site. If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at the information provided on the bottom of this page.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect at and through the Site. Our Site also contains links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by the Undocumented Student Program. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personal information.

Personal Information

In terms of this Privacy Policy, “personal information” is information that directly identifies an individual, such as first and last name, email address, other online contact information, or telephone number.

We collect personal information, as well as non-personally identifiable information through the Site. In general, the types and amount of personal information we collect varies depending on the activity. We endeavor to limit the collection of personal information to the information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated collection purposes.


Like most web-based services, we may use a variety of methods, including “cookies” and “web beacons,” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to an Internet user’s browser by a web server. Cookies are designed to store basic information, such as a user’s preferences. A web beacon (sometimes referred to as a “clear GIF”) is a small string of code placed in a web page, email message, or other media format in order to gather statistical usage information.

The information that we collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, information about how you interact with content, browser type, system type, device type, the content and pages that you access, the date and time you view pages, and the page from which you navigated to the Site.

Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of the Site. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help the website analyze Site use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity, and providing other services relating to the Site’s activity. We use the Site activity information from Google Analytics to maintain, improve, and optimize our Site.

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. 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 Site.

By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website (Google.com), and pages that describe Google Analytics.

Communication and Responding to Requests
You can provide personal information to us through our Site by going through our “Contact Us” page, which sends us an email.

You must also provide personal information in order to access our downloadable resources or join our quarterly conference calls.

If you provide us personal information via email, we will use that information to respond to your inquiries or otherwise contact you about the Undocumented Student Program. We may contact you by email or telephone. If you provide us with your personal information in connection with signing up for our newsletter, we will use such personal information solely to provide the requested service.

Service Providers

We may provide personal information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions related to the USP (e.g., email transmission, customer service, maintenance, security, data analysis, beta testing, or data hosting) on our behalf. We require such third parties to only collect and use personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of such Personal Information, and for no purpose other than providing us with our requested services.

Legal Proceedings

We will share personal information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Undocumented Student Program if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of the Undocumented Student Program, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law
  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process, or enforceable governmental request

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control

If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the Site to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your personal information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable Privacy Policy, unless you agree differently.

Interactive Features

If you use interactive or social features that may be offered through the Site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit, display, or publish by doing so is considered publicly available and can be read, collected, used, and disclosed by other users of those features, by us, and other third parties without restriction. To request removal of your personal information from an associated blog or other forum, contact us at the information provided at the bottom of this Policy. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Children Under 13

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and other laws have been established to protect the privacy of minors and we abide by all federal and state laws and guidelines regarding youth privacy.

We do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from users under the age of 13. If we determine we have inadvertently gathered personal information from a user under the age of 13, we will promptly delete any and all such personal information from our records.

Security of Your Information

We use industry standard physical, technical, and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.

Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will update the “effective date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. We will post the updated Privacy Policy on the Site. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

California Rights

In addition to the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who are individual consumers or users of the Site to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via mail or email at the address identified below.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints, or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Dreamer’s Resource Center
Mailing University of California – Berkeley
119 Cesar Chavez Center, Berkeley, CA 94720-4210
Phone (510) 642-7224
Email undocu[at]berkeley.edu

Last updated: January, 2017