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Privacy Policy

Stanford University is committed to preserving the privacy of alumni and friends. This site has password-protected, secure areas that enable alumni and friends to connect with each other. Services included are the Alumni Directory, registration for Alumni Email, My Profile for updating and submitting contact and other information, E-mail lists, Message Boards and Chat, the Stanford Career Network, and the Stanford Volunteer Clearinghouse.

The Alumni Directory promotes finding and connecting with other Stanford alumni, yet offers the ability for all alumni to suppress publication of their data on a field-by-field basis except for first and last name.

Your personal information may be used to provide you with information about Stanford Alumni Association activities and may be shared with other Stanford offices and departments for University-related activities. Additionally, Stanford has a small number of affinity partners, such as banks and insurance companies, which offer special promotions for Stanford students and alums. We carefully screen these partners and believe that they provide value to the Stanford community. From time-to-time the University may share your information with these business partners in order that they may offer you their services or products. Except as described in this policy, the information on this site will not be used for commercial or philanthropic purpose.

When an alum or friend subscribes to an e-mail list or provides an e-mail address for other purposes, his or her e-mail address is recorded. That address is used for sending out future mailings via e-mail. That address may also be used for general Stanford announcements.

Stanford does not view or access any content from your Alumni Email account unless explicitly requested to do so by the account owner to provide technical assistance, or in response to a compulsory legal process mandate.

Alumni Email, powered by Google, will provide strong security and privacy protections. Google has provided contractual guarantees that allow users the ability to use the services with the appropriate privacy protections. Google is contractually obligated to protect your confidential information and not to release it to other parties, absent compulsory legal process. You can view more about their specific privacy protections here:

In order to provide essential core features for Stanford Alumni Email, Google runs completely automated scanning and indexing processes to offer spam filtering, anti-virus protection and malware detection. Their systems also scan content to make sure Apps work better for users, enabling functionality like search in Gmail or Google Docs. This is completely automated and involves no humans.

Cookies are used on the Alumni Association website to enhance the experience of the visitor.

Stanford University reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. E-mail or call toll-free within the United States (866)543-0243 or (650)724-0627 internationally.