Privacy and Social Media Policy
The Auburn Alumni Association is committed to preserving the privacy of its alumni. Proprietary and personal information in our Alumni network is password protected and only available to registered users. It is not openly available to the public or even to all alumni.
Auburn University alumni have elected to post their names, graduation years, and email addresses in our Alumni Network so that friends and associates can contact them easily. This is voluntary. If you are listed in the network and prefer that your information be deleted, please email us at. From inside the ALUM Network, you may opt out of receiving future e-communication by checking the appropriate box. If you choose to participate in an online activity, we will not require more information from you than is reasonably necessary.
Our alumni database is for the sole use of the Office of Alumni Affairs, Office of Development, on-campus units (at our discretion), and Affinity partners. We do not sell, rent or trade alumni information with any organization that isn’t directly affiliated with us. All corporations and affinity partners must sign a non-disclosure agreement which limits the use of our contact records to approved mailings only.
To opt out of receiving communication from Auburn, the Auburn Alumni Association or our partners, you may contact our records department at 334-844-ALUM or complete a form here.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
All content and uploaded photos and videos posted to an official Auburn Alumni Association social media page must relate directly to the organization or Auburn University. It should not be used as a promotional tool for individual programs, products and/or services outside of it. College employees and students are prohibited from endorsing or promoting individual opinions or causes on official social media pages.
Auburn Alumni Association welcomes engaged, constructive dialogue within its online communities. Please exercise good judgment and always be respectful and professional when you represent yourself and Auburn.
Do not engage in any inappropriate or volatile dialogue when communicating your message, including comments that can be interpreted as libelous, defamatory, harassing, etc.
Respect for copyright, intellectual property and fair use laws must be adhered to at all times.
Be honest, transparent, authentic and factual when developing relationships, sharing information and connecting within online communities. Adding meaning and value to your message leads to building trust and brand recognition.
Understand the terms and conditions put forth by each individual social media site.
Social media is a continually evolving technology, and to stay current, these guidelines may need to be periodically modified and are subject to change as required at any time without notice.
These benefits and services are not generally offered to the public.
In these cases:
The partner must agree to use the information only for the purpose approved by the Vice President of Alumni Affairs.
If a project results in the publication of directories, all alumni, prior to publication, must be provided the opportunity to decide whether he or she wishes to be excluded.
The information shared with partners is necessary to contact alumni and primarily includes name, address, and phone number.
If you visit our site, we may collect and store your computer’s browser type, operating system, date and time you access the site, and various pages you visited. We track these things to help us understand what features of the site are most appealing to visitors. This information helps us improve our website for the people who visit most often.