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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is our mandate. The Stony Brook Foundation is committed to ensuring the privacy, confidentiality and security of those who visit and make donations on our website. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information. This statement applies specifically to information collected by this website.

Credit Card Information
To ensure that credit card information is secure and electronic payments are processed safely and efficiently, we use a secured site to protect your online donation.

Other Personally Identifiable Information
To make an online gift, we require you to provide your full name, address, and email address. You may also choose to provide additional information. You may elect to receive emails from us and you may opt out of receiving email alerts by checking the appropriate box on any alert. This website will not sell or transfer such information to any third parties for commercial marketing. Information may be transferred when necessary to authorize third parties such as the secured site to process the transaction you are authorizing and to use the necessary information needed to perform their functions. We may also transfer such information on select occasions to authorized vendors for the purpose of offering services to alumni. In all such cases we require the third parties to agree not to sell or transfer the information. In addition, we may disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief that disclosure is required by law. Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Foundation may use the information you provide to update your contact information and to maintain contact with our alumni.

Getting to Know You Better
In an effort to better understand site visitor interests and subsequently deliver more relevant content, when you visit this website, the Stony Brook Foundation may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed this website

  • The type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that browser is running

  • The web page from which the user accessed the current web page

  • The date and time of the user's request

  • The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page

None of the above-mentioned information is deemed to constitute personal information by the Internet Privacy and Security Act. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve the content of this website and to help the Stony Brook Foundation understand how users are interacting with its website. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Stony Brook Foundation is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from this website for commercial marketing purposes.

The website may employ, either directly or through trusted third parties, tracking pixels, cookies and other storage technologies to collect or receive specific types of information and use that information to provide targeted ads. Tracking pixels are transparent graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to provide analytical information concerning the user experience as well as to support custom marketing activities for users of the website. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, tracking pixels are embedded invisibly on web pages. The website may use tracking pixels to help better manage content, such as by improving the user interface or marketing programs. We also may use non-personally identifiable information to create aggregate tracking information regarding user demographics, traffic patterns and purchases, and may link tracking information with personal information provided by users. To opt out of a third-party vendor's use of tracking technologies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page .

Publication of Donor Names
The names of all donors may be included in materials such as honor rolls, annual reports and other appropriate publications, in both print and electronic formats, unless otherwise requested by the donor. Donors who have made gifts to the Foundation via bequest or other testamentary device are deemed to have granted such permission unless otherwise specified in the gift instrument or other document.

Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy policies of such sites.

Updates to This Privacy Policy 
We may make changes or additions to this policy at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

Contacting the Website 
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact  advancement@stonybrook.edu.

Your use of this site constitutes your understanding of, and agreement to, the terms of this policy.

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