Justice Outcomes Explorer

Privacy Policy

Last Updated Publishing date: May 1st, 2024

This notice applies to our practices for collecting and processing personal information related to the Justice Outcomes Explorer (JOE) service provided by the University of Michigan. The general privacy statement describes activities conducted by the University of Michigan that involve the collection and processing of personal information.

At a Glance

If you don’t have time for the detailed privacy notice below, here is what you need to know:

  • Our goal is to limit the information we collect to what we need to support your use of JOE.
  • We are committed to using your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected.
  • We do not sell your personal information and when we share it outside U-M, it is only to enable operations and services on the university’s behalf, meet legal obligations, or protect the safety, property or rights of the university, its community, and guests.
  • We strive to give you choices about the personal information we collect.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy, you can contact us at cjars-joe@umich.edu.

What Information We Collect

JOE collects the following personal information in these ways:

  • When you directly provide it to us, like when you download from JOE’s Get the Data page. Directly collected information may include:

    • Name
    • Email
    • Affiliation
    • Job title
  • When technology captures your information automatically, such as when you use the Explorer page, or when you visit other pages on JOE. Automatically collected information may include:

    • Pages viewed
    • Traffic source and region
    • Interaction details (e.g., length spent on a page
    • Types of statistics viewed
    • Device type
    • Type of data downloaded
    • Graphics exported

How We Use Personal Information

We use personal information collected from your interactions with JOE to:

  • Improve user experience on the site
  • Compute metrics regarding user interactions with the site
  • Contact users suspected of violating JOE’s Terms of Use
  • Subscribe users to email list regarding JOE promotional materials

With Whom We Share Personal Information

We do not sell or rent your personal information collected here. We may, however, share your personal information in limited circumstances, such as with university partners or external service providers that support business activities.

Specifically, we share your information with Hyperobjekt, a web development service provider.

We require this service provider to keep your personal information secure, and do not allow them to use or share your personal information for any purpose other than providing services on our behalf.

We may also share your personal information when required by law, or when we believe sharing will help to protect the safety, property, or rights of the university, members of the university community, and university guests.

What Choices You Can Make About Your Information

Direct Collection

You may choose not to enter personal information into our website. You can change email and communication preferences by clicking on the Unsubscribe links at the bottom of any email from us.

Automated Collection: Cookies

We use “cookies” to enhance your user experience with JOE. Cookies are files that store your preferences and other information about your visit to our website. When you access JOE, the following cookies may be placed on your computer or device, depending on your web browser settings:

Cookie Type: Google Analytics Tracking Cookie

Purpose: Measure and analyze user activity within joe.cjars.org. (No personally-identifying information is gathered via this cookie.)

Opt-out: Google offers a browser extension which enables opting out of analytics tracking.

Social Media Plugins
Our site uses social media sharing buttons. Social media platforms use cookies or other tracking technologies when a button is embedded on our website. We do not have access to, or control of, any information collected through these buttons. The social media platforms are responsible for how they use your information. For specific privacy controls on how these buttons track how users access our website, see the cookies policies of FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

How We Keep Personal Information Secure

The University of Michigan recognizes the importance of maintaining the security of the information it collects. We strive to protect information from unauthorized access and damage, and ensure reasonable security measures are in place to keep your personal information secure.

Privacy Notice Changes

This privacy notice may be updated from time to time. We will post the date our notice was last updated at the top of this privacy notice.

Who to Contact with Questions or Concerns

If you have any concerns or questions about how your personal data is used, please contact us at cjars-joe@umich.edu.

Special Notices

Persons within the European Union

Any conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the U.S. Census Bureau. All results were approved for release by the Disclosure Review Board of the U.S. Census Bureau (Data Management System number: P-7500378, Disclosure Review Board (DRB) approval numbers: CBDRB-FY23-0516, 9/29/2023.