Privacy Policy | Columbia Journalism School

Privacy Policy

The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our visitor's information.  We have established this Privacy Policy to be as transparent as possible in regards to what information we collect through our websites, why and how it is used.  

Information Gathered

Columbia Journalism School website(s) gathers the following non-personal information from our visitors: your IP address, details about your computer such as: web browser, operating system and language as well as the date and time of your web page requests.

Columbia Journalism School website(s) will require consent on your behalf to obtain the following information should you choose to share it, such as: your name, email address, additional contact information and educational interests.  Payment details and additional personal information may be requested for additional services or products offered through these websites.

Cookies may be utilized to assist the visitor's experience on the website; session cookies are employed which are not persistent and will be removed from your computer upon closing your web browser.

Columbia Journalism School website(s) may link to external and third party vendors, services or websites with independent information gathering and storage policies.  Visitors should review these external privacy policies before making use of such services as we maintain no control over information obtained or submitted to them.

Protection of Information Gathered

Personal information obtained with active participation by visitor’s may be used for Journalism School communications related to school activities, events and programs however only with a means for opting out of communications should you choose. Communications may be in the form of electronic and physical mail.

Information gathered automatically from a visit to the website will further the understanding of the Journalism community and aid in improving teaching, research and administration for internal purposes only.  Such as, optimizing website performance for site access and troubleshooting purposes.

Use of Information Gathered

Every reasonable effort is made to preserve user privacy, however we may need to disclose personal information in certain circumstances. Specifically, as exceptions to this Privacy Policy, we may need to without notice to you, release personal information to comply with any valid legal process such as a subpoena or court order, or in other special cases, such as, for example, an attempted breach of the security of the website or a physical threat to you or others.

Non-personal information gathered about visitors will not be sold to third parties.

Copyright, Restrictions on Use of Materials

The contents of this website are protected by copyright and trademark laws.

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