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The Privacy of Your Information
The sections below describe what information is shared about you when you use Campus Groups (https://cornell.campusgroups.com/).
Your Rights Under Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
For more information about your rights under FERPA** at Cornell, please consult this resource page for more details: https://registrar.cornell.edu/service-resources/ferpa
What information is shared
Information Cornell University provides to Campus Groups:
Currently enrolled students have the following directory information automatically populated within the Campus Groups environment:
- Preferred Name [first, middle, last]
- Cornell Email Address
- **Whether you have elected to suppress your FERPA directory information within Student Center
**NOTE: if you have elected to suppress your directory information within Student Center, your information will only be visible to select Campus Groups administrators, Cornell University Student and Campus Life Staff, and only student groups in which you’ve explicitly consented to participate. No other students or individuals with access to the environment will be able to access or view your information.
Information Campus Groups may gather:
Campus Groups makes use of Google Analytics to gather metrics on site usage including geographic location of visitors, pathways navigated through the website, and which portion of our audience is internal to the Cornell network. As part of Google Analytics, Campus Groups also gathers device and browser-related information.
Information you may optionally share:
During the course of using this platform or participating in activities of student organizations hosted within it, you may be asked to supply any one of the following categories of information:
- Month/Year of Entry
- Official Name
- Other/Alumni Email
- Primary Email
- Company Name
- Work Title
- Business Address
- Home Address
- Phone Number
- Mobile Number
- Social Media Handles
- Over 21 years of age (y/n)
How your information is used
Use by Cornell University, Student Organizations, Public Service Center and Greek Life:
Should you join a student organization or participate in events on campus, your basic student directory information and additional information you provide is used by these campus organizations and groups to facilitate further engagement with you. This environment is intended for these organizations to manage their clubs, residence hall programs, and other campus events.
Use by Campus Groups:
Campus Groups uses gathered information to track user trends and site usage with the goal of improving visitors’ experience and optimizing their websites. They also use the information to administer the website and prevent abuse.
How to manage your privacy settings in Campus Groups:
How to update your information
Directory information automatically populated within the Campus Groups platform (such as your preferred name and whether you are choosing to hide your directory information) must be updated from Student Center rather than Campus Groups: https://studentcenter.cornell.edu/. Additional information you share within Campus Groups will only be visible within this environment and these changes will not be reflected in other campus systems.
External Website Links
Occasionally, student organizations hosted on this website may link to external websites that Cornell University neither owns nor controls. Cornell University is not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or web accessibility needs on these websites.
If you have questions about the privacy practices of Campus Groups or what is described above, please contact either:
- Student and Campus Life Support:
- Cornell University Privacy Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting https://privacy.cornell.edu.