Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) and EDC respects your privacy. Any personal information that you provide to EDC or any programs and projects of EDC through its Web sites will be used and safeguarded as described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
How Ford PAS Collects and Uses Information

1. Resale or disclosure of information to third parties
Some Ford PAS Web sites maintain mailing list databases of personally identifiable information that users voluntarily supply (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, and areas of interest). This information is used to inform those who have opted to receive news and information about our organization's events or to pre-populate forms with your information.

Ford PAS does not sell, rent, or lease any personal information collected through our sites. On occasion, we may share personal information with other organizations that have missions and activities similar to ours. A specific Ford PAS project or program also may share personal information with other programs of EDC or with affiliated organizations.

If you do not want Ford PAS to share your personal information, you can opt out by contacting us at To change your personal information in our database, please e-mail us at

2. Use of "cookies"
Some Ford PAS Web sites may use a feature called a "cookie" to assign a unique identification to your computer when you log in to the site. Cookies allow the Web site to recognize you as logged in. When you visit a Ford PAS Web site, Ford PAS may record information about your User ID, browser, and IP address in its Web site logs. Ford PAS analyzes its Web site logs to constantly improve the value of the materials available on our sites. Any information collected is used to identify problems or improve our services and Web site content. Ford PAS will not use "cookies" to retrieve personal information about you from your computer.

Some of our sites have Mail List archives associated with Majordomo, Webboard, or Lotus Notes lists that you may join. While most of Ford PAS' lists are limited to subscribers, we cannot control the behavior of subscribers to these lists and they may collect, copy, or distribute names of people who post messages or the contents even if the guidelines for participation in a particular list explicitly prohibits it. Ford PAS cannot and does not warrant that information you post to any of its mail lists, message boards, online discussion services, or online course and seminar services will not be copied or distributed by other subscribers/participants.

3. Information from e-mail
If you choose to e-mail us and provide personally identifiable information about yourself, we will not use the information for any purpose other than to respond to your inquiry.


4. Surveys, forms and online questionnaires
Some Ford PAS Web sites or mail lists may post, either permanently or at various intervals, surveys used to collect information for evaluation purposes. Unless otherwise stated, this information is used to look at group trends, and there is no identification of individual respondents.

5. Access to Your Information
Upon request we provide site visitors with access to all information, including proprietary information, that we maintain about them. Users can access this information by e-mailing us at

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at