Our Information Collection and Use Practices
Information you submit through our websites, such as your name, email, other contact information, may be collected by Stanford University for internal marketing and development purposes as well as to respond to your inquiries.
We may reveal personally identifiable information about you to unaffiliated third parties:
- if you request or authorize it;
- if the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you;
- if the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, customer information may be one of the transferred assets);
- if the information is provided to our agents, outside vendors or service providers to perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, etc.); or
We may share information that does not personally identify you without restriction.
Stanford University will not sell any personal information to third parties for their use in direct marketing, advertising, or promotion of their products or services.
Cookies and Website Analytics
We may allow selected third parties to place cookies through the website to provide us with better insights into the use of the website or user demographics or to provide relevant advertising to you. These third parties may collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our website.
Many Stanford.EDU websites use Google Analytics (or other similar web analytics tools) to collect information about visitor traffic and behavior. This allows us to identify usage trends and to improve the performance and content of our websites.
We do not use this tool to collect or store your personal information, and it cannot be used to identify who you are.
You can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics.
We currently do not use technology that responds to do-not-track signals from your browser.
Access and Choice
Stanford students can manage privacy settings for their directory information in Axess. Faculty, staff and other Stanford affiliates can manage their privacy settings in StanfordYou.
You can choose not to receive emails from us by “unsubscribing” using the instructions in any email you receive from us. This will not stop us from sending emails about your account or your transactions with us.