Privacy Statement

Last updated: February 28, 2021


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (“Cooper Union,” “we,” “our,” and “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement (“Statement”), which is part of our Terms of Use, describes the information we collect through the Voices from the Great Hall website (“Site”), how we use and share it, and how you can make choices about our use of the information.

By using our Site, you consent to this Statement. We may amend this Statement from time to time, so please review it regularly. By using our Site after we post an updated Statement (or we have given you other notice we may determine appropriate), you agree to the updated Statement.

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us
You can browse our Site without submitting any personally-identifiable information (“Personal Information”). We may collect Personal Information, such as your name, email address, password, and other information, when you voluntarily provide it to us. Below are the most common ways in which you may choose to provide your Personal Information:
  • When you sign up to receive emails, newsletters, and other communications from us
  • When you register for an account
  • When you contact us to request information or assistance
Information Automatically Collected; Cookies; Google Analytics
Like many websites, our Site uses the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., which is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.  Google Analytics uses tracking technologies, including cookies (which are small text files placed on your computer) to collect information to help analyze how visitors use our Site so that we can optimize our Site and give you a better experience. The information (which may include IP address, browser type, domain names, time and date of visit, referring website, landing page, search terms, search results, web pages viewed, time spent on a web page, and links clicked) is transmitted to and stored by Google. For information on how Google uses data from sites that share information with Google, see https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ (or other relevant URL that Google may provide from time to time). You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

We do not use information automatically collected by the Site to identify visitors individually, but we reserve the right to do so in circumstances where we may deem it necessary in connection with legal process or to protect our rights or the rights of a third party as further described below.

How We Use Your Information

We or our Service Providers (as defined below) may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
  • To send emails, newsletters, and other communications you requested from us
  • To communicate with you about, and to administer, your account
  • To respond to your inquiries and communicate with you concerning the Great Hall Site
  • To notify you about substantive changes to our privacy practices
  • To detect, investigate, and protect against any activities that may violate our policies or the law and to establish, defend against, or enforce any related claims

How We Share Your Information

We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to any third parties.

We may share your Personal Information with our third-party service providers (“Service Providers”) that help us operate and provide services in connection with the Site.

We also reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and other information in special circumstances, including to enforce this Statement or any other part of our Terms, to comply with legal process or law enforcement, to address actual or suspected illegal activity, to protect our property or rights, to protect the rights and safety of anyone, or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law. If we ever merge with, are acquired by, or otherwise consolidate with another organization, Personal Information may be transferred along with our other assets.

Third-Party Web Sites

Our Site may contain links to third-party web sites (“Third-Party Sites”). Third-Party Sites may collect information about you when you interact with them through links on our Site. If you follow any link to a Third-Party Site, you should review those sites’ privacy policies to find out how they protect your privacy. We are not responsible for Third-Party Sites or their privacy practices.

Security

We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information, including such measures as firewalls, intrusion detection, and regular internal audits. Of course, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information

By using our Site and providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to transfer to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information both within and outside of the United States.

Your Choices Regarding Our Use of Your Personal Information

If you wish to review, update, correct, or remove the information we have for you, you may do so through your account or you may send an email to archives@cooper.edu.

Cooper Union plans to send only administrative emails to registered users. Users may not opt out of administrative communications. If, in the future, Cooper Union sends other communications based on Personal Information collected from this Site, you may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive the non-administrative communications by replying to an unsubscribe in the email or contacting us at archives@cooper.edu; we may also provide other methods for unsubscribing.

Do Not Track (DNT) Requests

Some browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences. As there is not yet an industry standard DNT protocol on how to interpret DNT signals, we do not honor DNT signals from browsers at this time. However, you may refuse or delete cookies to prevent some tracking activities.

Children

Our Site is directed at an adult audience and we do not knowingly collect information from or about children under age 13. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under age 13 may have provided personal information to our Site, please contact us at archives@cooper.edu.

Contact Us

For any questions you may have about this Privacy Statement or our data practices please contact us at archives@cooper.edu.