Compliance

3.1 Copyright

Page managers must comply with official copyright laws. Any content, photo, image, logo or media that doesn't meet copyright laws will be removed from the NIU website. Before posting any element that may infringe on copyright law, contact the senior director of the Office of Web and Internal Communications who can make a final determination.

3.2 Accessibility

As a state institution, the NIU website is required to comply with the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) which requires Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their websites, information systems and information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities. Page managers should review IITAA requirements on a regular basis.

Refer to our Content Accessibility page for helpful tips on ensuring that your content is accessible.

3.3 Privacy Policy

Page managers must review the university's Website Privacy Policy to make sure all pages are in compliance. Please note that NIU is prohibited by law from requiring an individual to transmit their social security number over the internet, unless the connection is secure or the social security number is encrypted. Please also see the NIU Information Security Procedure.

3.4 General Data Protection Regulation Statement

NIU complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an enforceable regulation that standardizes data protection and privacy. New visitors to the NIU website see a message at the bottom of their screen about our use of cookies. They can click either "Got It" to indicate their understanding or "Learn more" to read our privacy notice.