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How we collect and use information about our visitors

The MIT Graphic Identity website team respects the privacy of people who visit this site. This privacy statement reflects our current information practices. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please send feedback to


We do not collect personally identifiable information about any user unless the person voluntarily provides such information. For example, you might voluntarily provide email or other contact information when using a contact form on this site.

We do not make your contact information or any other personally identifiable information available to anyone outside the MIT Graphic Identity website team or our service providers (who use the information only for authorized MIT Graphic Identity website purposes) unless we are legally required to do so.

We do collect certain anonymous (non-personally identifiable) information to help us evaluate and improve the MIT Graphic Identity website:

  • We may use web analysis tools that are built into this website to measure and collect anonymous session information.
  • We also use cookies (see below) to improve your website experience and to collect anonymous information about how you use the website, but cookies are not required to use the website. Even if your browser is configured not to accept cookies, you will still enjoy full access to the MIT Graphic Identity website.

Use of cookies on the MIT Graphic Identity website

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that this website transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser when you make return trips to the site. This allows us to track your use of the site (anonymously) and to analyze patterns in site use, such as repeat visits, length of visits, and breadth of content used, for example. Cookies also allow us to conduct periodic, online, voluntary user surveys where we can gain more insight into the type of people who are actually using the site, how they are using the site, and what the educational impact of the site is on these users.

Our use of cookies is designed to be unobtrusive, and we do not collect personally identifiable information through their use. However, if you do not wish to accept cookies, the Help section on the toolbar on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Disabling cookies will in no way affect your access to content on this site.