Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Florida International University (FIU) Institute for Hospitality & Tourism Education & Research (IHTER) website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, we do not collect personal information about you when you visit the IHTER website unless you choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit the IHTER site, the University’s web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.

Anonymous information regarding the date, time, and pages visited while you are on the site is collected to improve user experience. Your personal information is not identified or shared with other organizations.

If you choose to share personal information with us, such as by subscribing to an electronic newsletter, sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the State of Florida’s archiving policies. We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent. As permitted by law, we may share your contact and other information with our partners or certain third parties for limited purposes. Further, federal or state law may require disclosure of information to third parties or other government agencies. Please note that Florida’s public records law requires that all information received in connection with state business including e-mail addresses, be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. If you do not want your e-mail address disclosed as a public record, please contact the University via telephone or by U.S. mail.

If you have other questions about this Privacy Policy, or have suggestions on how it may be improved, please feel free to e-mail us at or contact us by telephone at +1 (305) 919-4500.

This statement constitutes the Privacy Policy for the IHTER website only. Please note that while FIU respects individual privacy, websites of other units within FIU may have different privacy practices.

The IHTER website may contain links to external websites over which it has no responsibility or control for its content. Therefore, it is your responsibility to read and agree to any privacy policies and terms of use that may be posted on external websites you navigate to or visit.