A&F Website Privacy Policy

Alumni and Friends (A&F) has adopted this privacy policy to protect its online users, and promises that it will use their personal information only in ways that are compatible with the policies set forth here.

Information Collection
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, which serve as that computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address. When a visitor requests a page from any website within the A&F site, the network’s web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. Domain names and IP addresses reveal nothing personal about users other than the IP address from which they have accessed the website. A&F uses this information to examine its web traffic in aggregate. A&F does not collect or evaluate information on IP addresses or domain names.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to the user’s Internet browser from a web server and stored on the user’s computer hard drive. A cookie can’t read data from a computer’s hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. Cookies do not damage computer systems. A&F uses cookies to identify which areas of the the site a user has visited or customized, so those pages may be readily accessible on the user’s next visit. A&F may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that users see on the website. Users can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of their Internet browsers. Browsers can be reset to refuse all cookies or to show when a cookie is being sent. If users choose not to accept cookies, their experience on the site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Some parts of the A&F website require registration. A&F may use the contact information provided to notify users of news and event by email or postal mail. The organization may also use visitors’ IP addresses internally but will not share them with third parties. A&F maintains a strict “no spam” policy: It does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide email addresses to third parties without user consent.

Online Privacy
A&F site contains many hyperlinks to third-party websites and may also contain advertisements of third parties. A&F is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party websites or advertisers. A&F does not share users’ individual personal information with the third parties to which it links without user consent. A&F may share general, aggregate data with such third parties (such as how many people use our site). Please check each third party website to determine its particular privacy policy.

Whenever users voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through email, on discussion lists, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if users post personal information in online venues that are accessible to the public, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Ultimately, each user is solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of his or her personal information.

Consent To This Agreement
By using the A&F website, users consent to the collection and use of their information by A&F as specified above. If this privacy policy is altered, changes will be posted on this page so that users are always aware of what information A&F collects, how that information is used, and whether or under what circumstances it is disclosed.