Legal & Privacy Information

What we collect and why

The Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) collects information from individuals or entities when they access any GT website.  Information that is collected from this contact is the contactor’s IP address, date and time of the website access along with the web pages(s) visited.  In addition, GT may also collect any information that it  receives from your web browser,  including  browser type and version, and operating system.  This information helps us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends and improve our services.

The following is a typical log entry when someone visits our website: - - [01/Jun/2015:13:12:49 -0400] "GET /sites/default/files/uploads/images/admissions_graduate_0.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 35380 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_3) AppleWebKit/600.6.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0.6 Safari/600.6.3"


Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user.  Our website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance our web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.


Our office is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information collected online.

Sharing your information

We will not share your information with third parties except:

  • as required by law;
  • as necessary to protect Institute interests;
  • as necessary to further Institute research efforts pursuant to approvals from appropriate data stewards and the IRB; and/or
  • with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the data.

Links to other websites

This site may contain links to other websites not affiliated with the Institute. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.


Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained herein constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind. The data contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free. Any links to non-Georgia Institute of Technology information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by the Georgia Institute of Technology of the linked materials.

Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2), notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to For additional copyright-related information, please send an email to