Privacy Policy

Commitment to Privacy

The Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy.  This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information.


This statement applies only to information collected by this web site.

What we collect and why

We collect the following types of information about you:

Auto-collected information (web logs). The following information is automatically collected: 

Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our web site, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our site.  This information is used to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends, and improve our services, however, only after any user-identifiable information has been removed.  We analyze this data with industry-standard web tracking software to make decisions about content and usability on our website.

Cookies. Cookies are files that many web sites transfer to users' hard drives to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication.  The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user.  Our web site uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns.  This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance the Mason web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.


The Mason School of Business is committed to ensuring the security of your information.  We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the information collected online. 

We contract with a third-party to act on our behalf to accept credit card donations.  This third-party provider complies with all secure commerce guidelines and regulations to ensure the integrity and security of your information. We do not retain or store credit card information required to complete the transaction. We do not share the list of contributors but may use this list to communicate news about the Mason School. 

We contract with a third-party to act on our behalf to manage the application processes for our programs. Data is submitted directly to this third-party and at no time is personal information stored on Mason servers. The vendor complies with all privacy laws to ensure the security of private information and does not sell or share personal information.

Sharing your information

We will not share your information with third parties except:

  • as required by law
  • as necessary to protect the School's interests
  • with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the data.

Removal from lists

Upon request, we will remove your name from all communications lists.

Links to other web sites

This site may contain links to other web sites not affiliated with our office.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites, including other College of William and Mary sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

Changes to Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post the changes on this web page.

Contact Us

We welcome suggestions and questions about our privacy statement.  Please send them to [[marcomm]].  If you have questions about privacy at Mason overall, please send email or call 757-221-1439.

August 2007