Privacy Policy and Freedom of Information Act

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body.

Our Website Policy
  • Any collected information is safeguarded in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • In order to enhance your visit to our site, we do occasionally place a "cookie" on your computer. That cookie is not logged or tracked by VIMS.
  • You have the right to review the record we maintain about you in order to verify its accuracy. You may do so by contacting the webmaster.
Freedom of Information Act Policy (FOIA)

To request a public record associated with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, visit the College of William & Mary's FOIA (Virginia Freedom of Information Act) page.