Our Commitment to Privacy

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is strongly committed to maintaining the privacy and security of confidential personal information and other highly sensitive data that it collects. This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official KGI websites. The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices that the Institute has adopted for its official websites. This notice should not be construed as a contractual promise, and the Institute reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.

When you access our Web pages, the client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected—we refer to those categories collectively as “access information.” No other information is collected through our official website except “optional information” sent to us by email or online forms.

Automatically Collected Access Information

  • Client information: The Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
  • Essential technical information: Identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser, and operating system you are using and the date and time of access.
  • Nonessential technical information: The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website and the “cookie information” described below.

Optional Information

  • Personal Data: When you send us an email we may collect your email address, your name, and the content of your email.
  • Form Data: When you complete online forms, all the data you choose to fill in or confirm, including credit or debit card information if you are making a payment.

The Way We Use Information

Client information is used to route the requested Web page to your computer for viewing. In theory, the requested Web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate format (or in a personalized manner) and helps us plan website improvements. Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs or to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so and also allows us to plan website improvements.

Use of Cookies

To optimize your web experience, we may store small amounts of information on your computer through the use of cookies. Our website does not require that you grant us the right to store cookies on your computer. If you choose not to, simply consult the documentation provided with your web browser to turn off the “accept cookies” feature.

Use of Links

At various points in our web, we provide links to other servers that may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for and exercise no control over the views or accuracy of the information contained on these outside websites. Also, if you wish to make a text link from your website to any portion of ours, you may do so without asking permission.

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, or use our logo or images, please send your request to webmaster@kgi.edu.


This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at webmaster@kgi.edu.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA)

The Institute is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding the release of student education. A guide to understanding FERPA is available in the office of the Registrar. The full text of KGI’s policy with regard to FERPA can be found at kgi.edu/ferpa.

Questions About Our Policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at: webmaster@kgi.edu.