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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

I. Privacy and Security

The College has not, does not and will never sell alumni information to anyone. All alumni information is strictly guarded for use by individual alumni for personal and College-related purposes only.

Furthermore, the Office of Development & Alumni Relations will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else without the donor’s permission to do so, nor will we conduct donor appeals on behalf of other organizations.

The College has taken all reasonable precautions to secure the personal information available through the Alumni Gateway and alumni directory. Portions of the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway are password protected to allow access by registered College alumni only. Although this precaution should effectively protect any personal information available through the alumni website from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. Therefore, through your own alumni profile on this website, you have the ability to hide your information from being viewed by other community members. Read additional information on the Bowdoin College Web site privacy policy.

II. Policy and Guidelines for Proper Use

To safeguard the operation of the Alumni Gateway, the College has adopted many guidelines and policies that are used to govern conduct particularly conduct that occurs in an online environment.

In addition to the College's policies and guidelines, users of the Alumni Gateway must abide by the following specific rules and regulations:

A. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating any of the material is prohibited. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed through the Alumni Gateway for home, noncommercial and personal use only; provided, however, that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Alumni Gateway.

B. Use of information or communications available through the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway for any commercial, public or political purposes is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services, cold-calling of any kind or mass-mailings for commercial purposes. Information available through Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway may be used for specific personal and College-related purposes only.

C. Users shall not restrict nor inhibit any other user from enjoying any service on the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway. Posting of obscene materials or use of obscene language, posting of vulgar materials, or use of vulgar language, or use of abusive, defamatory, profane, or threatening language of any kind, will constitute a violation of these policies governing the use of the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway. Additionally, users shall not upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any materials containing a virus or any other harmful component.

D. All aliases adopted by Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway users are subject to approval by the College to ensure that the proper image is associated with the institution.

Some areas of the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway are moderated. Alumni users are also encouraged to report any abuses or misuse of the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway. If the College determines that a user's participation in the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway creates a liability for the College of that the user has violated the policies set forth herein, the College reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take actions against the user. The College reserves the right to expel a user and deny a user further access to the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations.

III. Liability and Indemnity

The reliability of the information available through the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway is largely dependent upon the actions of community registrants. The College can make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this information.

The College does not warrant that the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway web site will operate error-free or that the site and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful material. To the fullest extend permitted by the law, the College disclaims all warranties, including the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose. In no event shall the College be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, resulting from the use of or inability to use information or materials available on the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway web site.

By using the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway web site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the College, and their respective agents from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from your use of the Bowdoin College Alumni Gateway web site or your breach of these policies. The College will provide notice to you of any such action or claim, and reserves the right to participate, at our expense, in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim.

Please note that the College may revise these policies and your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications. You should review the policies periodically to ensure that you are familiar with them.