Privacy Policy

Identities of users of this Site are not anonymous, but names of users and personal identifying information about users will not be provided to any third parties.

Columbia University and Columbia Global Reports may use IP addresses, domain information and other access statistics to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information. We may share aggregated demographic information with third parties. Aggregate information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We secure information transmission, storage, and retrieval.

We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology to guarantee the confidentiality of online transactions made on our site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet helps protect your online transaction information from third party interception.

Subscription Lists

Columbia Global Reports at Columbia University web site provides subscription services, including an e-mail based mailing list. E-mail addresses collected in the maintenance of those lists are not shared with any person or organization outside of Global Reports.

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of sites under the domain, Columbia Global Reports, Columbia University.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of any other sites operated by Columbia University or affiliated or unaffiliated third-party websites to which the Site may link.  These other websites are not under our control.


In certain circumstances, and as exceptions to this Privacy Policy, we will, without notice to you, release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or in other special cases, such as, for example, an attempted breach of the security of the Site, or a physical threat to you or others.

Please note that we may review and 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 review this Privacy Policy regularly.  If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at

Last Edited on 2016-10-04