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Privacy Policy

Stanford eCampus is committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy. In general you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing information about yourself.

Some websites covered by this policy may request personal information from you in order to complete a form or transaction. Your information will only be used to execute the immediate transaction, and will be provided to other parties only as necessary to complete your transaction. Stanford eCampus will not provide any of your personal information to third parties without your permission, unless compelled by law or court order to do so, and will not sell any personal information to third parties for purposes of marketing, advertising, or promotion.

Stanford eCampus uses various methods to collect other kinds of information, including cookies, referrers, IP addresses, and system information.

Our Information Collection Practices

Stanford eCampus uses website analytics tools to retrieve information from your browser, such as the site you came from, the search engine(s), the keywords you used to find our site, and the pages you view within our site. Additionally, we use technologies such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our website. Lastly, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses.

When you visit the Stanford eCampus website we gather and store this information toallow us to track the use of our website and make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only and is not used to obtain personal data or to contact you personally. The information may include, but is not limited to:

  • General website traffic patterns
  • Most popular pages visited
  • Referring domains Referring search engines
  • Browser and operating system used to access our website
  • Date and time of access

Some Stanford sites use online data entry forms to collect personal information from web visitors who choose to identify themselves for the purpose of transacting e-commerce or receiving products, services, or information. Stanford sites that collect data of any type are required to abide by and provide a link to our Privacy Statement. We request no more information than is required to fulfill the purpose for which the information is being collected.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are small snippets of data sent to your computer that are designed to store basic information, such as visitor preferences. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and visitor behavior. Cookies do not record your name or other personally identifiable information. Information collected from cookies will not be used to create profiles and will be used only in aggregate form.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Choosing to accept cookies enables some online services to work more efficiently or makes the use of those services more convenient. You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit.

In most web browsers you will find a Help section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie, and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they may enable you to take advantage of some of our site's features. For more information about cookies visit

We may utilize web beacons, also known as clear GIFS, from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our site. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to help understand how visitors interact with our site. We may include Web beacons in promotional email messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We prohibit web beacons on our website from being used by third parties to collect or access personal information.


A referrer is the information passed along by a Web browser that references the Web URL you linked from. Our Web server automatically gathers this information. Stanford eCampus uses this information for site statistical analysis. Stanford eCampus will not use this information to attempt to identify your personal information.

IP Addresses

Your computer uses IP addresses every time you connect to the Internet. Computers on the network use your IP address to identify your computer so that data, such as the Web pages you request, can be sent to you. Our Web server automatically gathers them. Stanford eCampus uses this information for site statistical analysis. Stanford eCampus will not use your IP address to attempt to identify your personal information.

System Information

System information includes time, type of Web browser being used, the operating system or platform, and CPU speed. Your Web browser sends this information automatically when you are connected to a website. This information is used by Stanford eCampus to identify broad demographic statistics and may be used to provide information appropriate for your computer system. Stanford eCampus will not use this information to attempt to identify your personal information.


While no system can provide guaranteed security, we take reasonable efforts to keep information you provide to us secure, including encryption technology, and physical security at the location of the server where information is stored.

Links to Other Sites

Stanford eCampus website includes hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. Stanford eCampus is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review, or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at this or any other website. We advise you to review the individual privacy policies of the respective sites.

Stanford eCampus does not accept or permit advertisements on its website or in its printed publications, nor shall those media be used to transmit commercial or personal advertisements, solicitations, or promotions.

Stanford eCampus will, on occasion, list names of corporate sponsors and donors. If a sponsor's corporate logo, name, or trademark is used on the Stanford eCampus website it must include the appropriate legal copyright or trademark notification.

Stanford eCampus will not link to corporate websites or provide addresses or phone information, except when the reference is pertinent to a press release or magazine article, or relevant to a School-sponsored activity.

Stanford eCampus will cite by name any author, photographer, or artist with whom we have contracted to produce articles, photos, or artwork. Usage rights will be negotiated at the time of the contract. Stanford eCampus will cite designers or printers in printed publications, but not on the website.

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