About Chicago Booth

Privacy Policy

The University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business (Chicago Booth) has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website (Site). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for all Chicago Booth websites.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Chicago Booth reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy provides the following information:

1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site
2. Who collects such information
3. How such information is used
4. With whom your information may be shared
5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information
6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Chicago Booth by sending an email to imarketing@chicagobooth.edu. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

Which information we collect and how we use that information

Our registration and forms require users to provide us with contact information that may include name, email address,  physical address, interests, and similar identifiers. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Your personal information will be used to provide you with information about Chicago Booth’s activities. Your personal information may also be shared with other Chicago Booth departments and vendors for non-commercial university-related activities.

Your Chicago Booth experiences, additional education information, and personal information such as address, telephone, email, spouse, and children may be included in Chicago Booth’s community directories.  These directories are made available to other alumni, students, faculty, and staff to facilitate contact amongst members of the community.

When you choose to join programs such as an event, club, or volunteer activities that are open to broader audiences, your contact information may be made available to participants in that program, with the goal of facilitating contact amongst those participants.

Your personal information will only be used for commercial or philanthropic purposes directly connected to or approved by Chicago Booth. Unless we are required by law, or under a contract with a vendor to perform legitimate Chicago Booth business, your personal information will not be given, lent, or sold to any other individual or organization.

We are proud of our alumni and will publish alumni name, photo, and degree information (year, school, field of concentration, and dissertation title) from time to time.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies"

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for recordkeeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web browsing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website, and making sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to Chicago Booth is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that allows your browser to automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Chicago Booth. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Social Sharing

If a user elects to use our referral services (social share, tell a friend, etc.) to inform others about our Site, we may ask for the friend's name and email address. Chicago Booth will automatically send the friend a one-time message inviting him or her to visit the Site. Chicago Booth stores this information for the sole purpose of executing this one-time email.

Other Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Chicago Booth has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

You can also send an email to: imarketing@chicagobooth.edu