Thank you for visiting the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) of Columbia University Web site(s) and service(s). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we’ve developed this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used within our sites and services. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy. By using the IRAAS website, you agree to the terms and conditions enumerated below.
We respect the privacy of your personal information. This privacy policy explains how we collect and use the information of visitors to our website. For more information, you may wish to review the Columbia University IT Policies.
The IRAAS website uses cookies, text files that are stored by your web browser in your computer’s hard drive, to enhance and customize your experience. Personally identifiable information is not stored with the cookie. You may adjust your browser’s settings to prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive. Additionally, the IRAAS website uses Google Analytics to record information about site traffic. In accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Service, cookies used to generate analytics data do not record any personally identifiable information.
Personal information that you submit to the IRAAS website will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g., information provided when submitting a request to be added to our e-list, request a student profile or payment for the Summer Teachers and Scholar Institute will only be used for these purposes).
IRAAS will not release information you have voluntarily provided to any third party, unless we have obtained your consent or such release is necessary to comply with federal, state, or municipal law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of members of the IRAAS or University community, or others.
The IRAAS website contains links to external sites that are not affiliated with the Institute or Columbia University. You may wish to review the privacy policies of those sites, which may vary from the IRAAS privacy policy.
We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time to address new issues and reflect changes on this site, and as the need arises. All changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted here. Please refer to this Privacy Policy regularly. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact