Dakota State University Privacy Info

Here you will find privacy, copyright, trademark and licensing, disclaimer and terms of use information. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact


Dakota State University supports the privacy of information submitted by all students, faculty, staff and visitors who visit our official website. This does not apply to websites not officially recognized by the the University such as those created by individual faculty, staff or students using resources within our University domain.

Links to other websites are provided as a courtesy and we do not have control of these sites. We are not responsible for the content, availability or delivery of these services. They are not bound by our privacy or content policies.

DSU complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

For the purpose of site administration, Dakota State University collects information for analytical and statistical purposes of website navigation. This does not include personal information linked to a particular individual, the data is cumulative and individuals are unidentifiable. Information that may be recorded includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, interests, browsing patterns, search terms, demographic and geographic data.

This information is used to help identify technical problems, determine technical specifications, provide the most relevant information to users, better the end user's experience, and other administrative functions.

Visitors of our website may choose whether or not to provide personal information via the official DSU website. If visitors choose not to provide this information, certain options, offers or other services may not be accessible.

Third party services may be used on our behalf on the DSU website. DSU may provide these services information, including some personal information, collected from our site in order to deliver programs, information, products and other services. These third party services have been investigated by the University to ensure their protection of personal information.


The information on the official Dakota State University website ( is provided without a warranty of any kind.

The University makes resourcees available to a variety of audiences in the DSU community and may list websites and pages developed and maintained by our faculty, staff, students and organizations. These entities strive to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on these pages. If you have a question or concern regarding any of these linked pages, please contact that entity directly. All other inquiries regarding the official website should be directed to

Some pages may contain links to websites created outside of the University, this does not suggest DSU endorses or approves the content of these pages.

The Department of Public Relations and Marketing is responsible for the design and content of the official University site. It is not responsible for the timeliness or completeness of pages or information created by other departments or individuals.


All material contained on this website ( is protected by U.S. copyright regulations and protections. Redistribution or commercial use is prohibited without written permission.

Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringements:

To report suspected electronic copyright infringement originating at Dakota State University, please notify the designated agent as per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Public Law 105-304:

   David Overby, Chief Information Officer
   Dakota State University
   820 N. Washington Avenue
   Madison, SD 57042
   Phone: 605-256-5262

In notifying us of the alleged copyright infringement, please include the following information:

  • A description of the infringed material and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  • Contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and/or email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and
  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on its behalf.

Trademarks and Licensing

Dakota State University protects the use of any logo, wordmark, nicknames and other identifiable marks associated with DSU that are distinguishable from other universities. Any use of these marks without written consent of the University is prohibited. For information regarding the usage or to report inappropriate usage, please contact the Department of Public Relations and Marketing.


The University is committed to providing meaningful accessibility on our website and other online activities provided by DSU to all users. We strive to deliver a website that meets or exceeds accessibility and usability standards.   Our website has been designed to meet with accesssbility standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3).

In accordance with the American's with Disabilities Act, the information on this site is available in alternate formats upon request. Please contact our Disability Services Office for more information.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Dakota State University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity. DSU prohibits discrimination based on the arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability, except to the extent allowed by law.