Hampshire College Digital Privacy Statement

Hampshire College values individuals’ privacy and is committed to protecting and keeping secure user information obtained through the College’s websites. This statement explains how the information is gathered and used.

In an effort to improve the content of the Hampshire College website, certain information may be collected when users browse our website. Some information is collected through the use of cookies—small files of data from a website that are stored in a user's browser based on a user's Internet Protocol (IP) address.

Cookies may be disabled by adjusting the setting of your browser, or by installing tools like Google's Opt-out Browser Add-on, but this may impede the full functionality of the website making the user experience less engaging.

Some Hampshire-owned and -affiliated websites use Google Analytics and other tools to track data such as IP address, language, geo-location, browser type, and operating system. Some user information is collected and shared as hashed data in a privacy-friendly way with third-parties, such as Google.

Google Analytics is a web-analytics tool that also keeps track of website activity and users’ browsing habits such as duration of time spent on the site. See Google Analytics' terms of use and Google's privacy policy for more information.

All information is collected solely for the College's use. We use it to track and evaluate traffic trends so that we can continually improve the quality our website. We also might use this information to inform you of changes to Hampshire-owned and -affiliated websites or to provide you with other news and information about the site that we believe may be of interest to you.

Google Analytics also collects visitation data and associates it with Google information from accounts of signed-in users who have consented to this association for the purpose of advertisement personalization, Google Signals, and detailed device and location data. This sharing is to measure the performance of advertisements issued by Hampshire College.

User information is neither shared nor sold to unaffiliated third parties for commercial use unless we are required to disclose it in compliance with state or federal laws.

For the convenience of our users, our websites may provide links to other websites owned by third parties. Please note that Hampshire College is not responsible for any of the privacy policies of those websites. We advise that you read their policies for further information.

SMS Opt-Out: If you are receiving text messages from us and wish to stop receiving them, simply respond with either “STOP” or “UNSUBSCRIBE” to the number from which you received the message. Once we receive your message, you will no longer receive further text messages from us.