Infinite Connection Privacy and Usage

 The MIT Enterprise Forum adheres to the same stringent privacy and usage policy as laid out by the MIT Alumni Association which is listed below.  If you have a question about this privacy and usage statement, please contact help@alum.mit.edu or mitef@mit.edu.

General Statement

The MIT Alumni Association is committed to supporting the privacy of MIT alumni and current MIT students who use this site by requiring all users to agree to the following privacy and usage policy.
 

Privacy

This site has a secure login area where alumni, current students, associate members of the Association, parents of MIT students, MIT Enterprise Forum members, affiliates, and friends of the Association who register and agree to this privacy and usage policy may connect with one another. Not all services are available to all categories of registered users. Information in the Online Alumni Directory (which includes name, contact information, MIT course, degree, and degree year) is available to other alumni and associate members of the Association who have access to the site. However, alumni and associate members of the Association can choose to suppress publication of their information on a field-by-field basis, with limited exceptions. Also, alumni and associate members of the Association can choose to have their information unavailable to students. While the Online Alumni Directory allows alumni to update their biographical information online, information can also be updated by contacting the Alumni Records Office at mitalum@mit.edu. Cookies are used to store active login sessions to allow visitors to move between the public and the secure login areas without repeated logins. Cookies are also used to gather aggregate data that will help us improve our services in the future. The MIT Alumni Association and MIT do not disclose information about any individual's use of this site to any third parties, unless legally required to do so.

Usage

Current MIT students and associate members of the Association have limited access to this site; they may access the Online Alumni Directory, Discussion Network, and the Institute Career Assistance Network only. Parents of MIT students, MIT Enterprise Forum members, affiliates, and friends of the Association have limited access to this site; they may access the Discussion Network and mailing lists only. Certain MIT personnel may have access to any information on this site for MIT purposes. In the Online Alumni Directory, which is accessible to MIT alumni, current students, and associate members of the Association who register, as well as to certain MIT personnel, this site may contain the following types of information about MIT alumni: name; MIT course, degree and degree year; contact information including telephone number and email addresses; professional history; MIT activities as a student and as an alumnus; living group while at MIT; and photographs of alumni. Infinite Connection and Email Forwarding for Life services are provided by the MIT Alumni Association to facilitate communication among members of the MIT community. Certain uses of these services and of other services provided through this site or any of the information obtained through this site are inconsistent with the purposes of this site, constitute a violation of this policy and are prohibited. Such prohibited uses include but are not limited to (a) activities that are illegal (e.g. are fraudulent or violate copyright or other laws); (b) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by MIT or the MIT Alumni Association (or any individual employee or officer of the Institute or the Association); (c) use that can be confused with official communications of MIT or the MIT Alumni Association (or any individual employee or officer of the Institute or the Association); (d) use that can be confused with official communications of MIT Clubs or their officers; (e) use that violates MIT or MIT Alumni Association policies and procedures (you may not use information about MIT alumni for non-MIT purposes or for use by organizations not affiliated with MIT and may not use this information in conjunction with any commercial purpose(s).); and (f) mass mailings, faxes or emails (sometimes known as spamming). The MIT Alumni Association may deny further access to Email Forwarding for Life, other services, and all or any portion of this website, including the Infinite Connection services, to anyone who violates this policy. When a registered user subscribes to a particular mailing list or provides an email address for any purpose to the MIT Alumni Association, that email address may be used by the Association and MIT to communicate with the alumnus for any reason in the future. Alumni may opt-out of any or all MIT Alumni Association email lists by logging onto the system or by contacting the Alumni Records Office at mitalum@mit.edu.

Synchronization with the MIT Sloan Directory

Some updates made to the Online Alumni Directory will be synchronized with the Sloan Online Directory. Updates to home and business mailing addresses and phone numbers will be synchronized; some other updates, such as email address, mobile phone number, salutation, preferred class year, URL, job function, job industry, will not be synchronized. (I’ve replaced sections on Brightmail and two monthly email newsletters with above statement on synchronization with Sloan…)

Privacy and Usage Agreement

This website is for the convenience of MIT alumni, current MIT students, associate members of the Association, parents of MIT students, MIT Enterprise Forum members, friends, affiliates of the Association and is not intended to expose MIT or the MIT Alumni Association to liability. NEITHER MIT NOR THE MIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING ANY SERVICES, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, ACTIVITIES, AND/OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WHETHER THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR ADVERSE ATTRIBUTES. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER MIT NOR THE MIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR CONTRACTORS, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, TREBLE, OR OTHER SPECIAL OR INDIRECT, LOSSES, DAMAGES AND/OR LOST PROFITS ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR THE INFORMATION OR SERVICES UNDER OR RELATED TO IT, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OF ANY CLAIM OR THE KNOWLEDGE OF MIT AND/OR THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. By clicking on "I Agree" when registering or continuing registration on this site you agree with the terms of this policy (including but not limited to the no warranty/representation and liability terms of paragraph 10 above) and: (a) to use the information on this site only to stay in touch with other MIT alumni or other registered user in a manner that complies with this policy; (b) not to use any information from this site that is not otherwise publicly available for any purpose not directly connected with or approved by MIT or the MIT Alumni Association; (c) not to disclose any information from this site that is not otherwise publicly available to anyone or for any purpose other than to MIT, the MIT Alumni Association, an individual who is registered on this site or representing MIT or the MIT Alumni Association and for purposes that appear to comply with this policy; and (d) not to sell, lease, trade or otherwise transfer this information to any individual or organization. MIT uses the information on this site for MIT purposes and in compliance with MIT's policies and procedures. By clicking on "I Agree" you also consent to: (i) the collection, processing, use and disclosure of the information about you described in this policy, for the purposes and by and to the individuals and organizations described in this policy, and (ii) if you are a citizen or resident of a European Union or other country that has a personal data protection law or similar law or regulation, you also consent to the transfer of such personal data about you that are received in the U.S. or other locales from such E.U. or other country, and in addition you understand and consent that such information about you on this site may be sent or accessed anywhere in the world consistent with the terms of this policy. © 2010 MIT 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-253-8200

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