MIT ESP Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Statement
Takes Effect October 9, 2009
Last Updated February 6, 2014

This is the privacy policy of MIT Educational Studies Program.

Our postal address is
84 Massachusetts Ave, Room W20-467
Cambridge, MA 02139
We can be reached via e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at (617) 253-4882.

The information we collect through our site registration process is used to run programs conducted by the MIT Educational Studies Program ("ESP"). Additionally, it is used to improve our programs and to improve the content of our Web page and to contact users about ESP programs.

We may share or publish anonymous information (such as data from surveys) and anonymized aggregate information (such as class attendance totals, records of registration rates, and other statistics), for purposes of advertising and improving ESP programs. We will never share information that could be used to identify a particular person (including their e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number) without their consent. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise exchange for money or services such personally identifiable information.

We may release information to a family member of a user (such as the parent of a student). We will do our best to confirm with the user that release of this information is OK before providing the information, and we won't release any information to a family member that we have been explicitly asked not to release, unless otherwise required by law or regulation.

As a student group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT"), we are obliged to follow all rules and requirements set down by MIT, including providing stored private information to MIT should we be required to do so.

In case of emergency (including but not limited to medical emergencies), we will release all necessary information to any authorities who require it (such as police or medical professionals).

We do not store credit-card numbers or other specific information on our servers. We will never disclose credit card information because we do not have it. Our credit-card payment system is provided through CyberSource, a third-party eCommerce company that complies with all federal regulations regarding credit-card transactions. The CyberSource privacy policy can be found at

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address.

From time to time, we may use user information for new, unanticipated uses not yet listed in our privacy notice. We will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes. Policy changes will also be announced via e-mail; please register an account on our website if you would like to receive updates via email. If we implement a new privacy policy that is outside the spirit of the current policy, all data gathered under the previous policy will continue to be governed by the previous policy.

Last modified on Feb. 06, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.