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Privacy Policy

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What information we collect, and how we use it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We do not share or sell personally identifiable information about our Web visitors. Comments submitted to specific articles are subjected to the guidelines in our commenting policy.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Cornell Alumni Magazine is not responsible for metadata in user-submitted images.

Contact forms

We use information provided on our contact forms to respond to specific requests submitted by our users. If you do not wish to use our web-based forms, please refer to our contact page for alternate ways to communicate with Cornell Alumni Magazine.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may occasionally include content from, or linked to, other web sites (e.g. videos, images, links, etc.). Embedded content from other web sites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other web site. 

These web sites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that web site. Our privacy policy will not apply to these other web sites, nor is Cornell Alumni Magazine responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites.

Sharing tools

Our web site uses a third-party sharing tool, which allow you to easily share our content on social media (e.g.: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.). You can review the privacy policy for this tool here.


Our web site uses Google Analytics tracking software to generate statistics reports and learn how people use our web site. You can opt out of the data collection feature at any time by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browers Add-on.


Cornell Alumni Magazine uses PayPal’s service to process credit card information online for subscription management. PayPal does not disclose financial information to Cornell Alumni Magazine and is responsible for the security of the data submitted on its site. Cornell Alumni Magazine uses name, address, and other contact information provided in order to process your magazine subscription. You can view PayPal’s privacy policy at this link.