We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time with or without notice. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to visit this page frequently.
Website Liability Waver
Some parts of this website were developed and/or provided by True Wind Media, LLC, on a pro bono basis. By using this Website, you agree that True Wind Media, LLC, Wix.com and all other third-party vendors associated with this Website shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use or misuse of the software, systems, design, text, graphics, online hosting services, online payment services, e-mail services, support services, information or related Systems provided on this Website (collectively known as “website” or “System”). Neither Wix.com, True Wind Media, LLC, its owners, its officers, its affiliates, its associates, nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of said System, including any information, output, client experience or unspecified services related to said System. Information provided in said System is not intended to provide sole or conclusive direction, input or data for any purchasing or usage decision on behalf of any person, organization or affiliate, now or in the future. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless True Wind Media, LLC, its staff, officers, owners, agents and affiliates from liability of any sort in connection with the contents of said System, its verbal presentation or any actions taken based on information presented herein.
Web Developer and Hosting Disclaimer
THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WIX.COM, TRUE WIND MEDIA, THE BROWN UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 1980, THEIR MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, STAFF AND AFFILIATES (collectively known as “PROVIDERS”) DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OBTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. INCLUSION OF ANY COMPANY NAME (WHETHER IT IS PROTECTED BY TRADEMARK OR NOT), SERVICE, EVENT OR ORGANIZATION ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT OF PRODUCTS AND IS MERELY A FACTUAL STATEMENT OF PURCHASE, REGISTRATION, OR EXPRESSED USAGE, IN WRITING OR VERBALLY, OF PRODUCTS.
What User Data We Collect
We may track unnamed visitor data to help us gauge traffic to this website and improve our services to you. This traffic data may be collected by Google Analytics and/or Wix.com. Such traffic data may include your IP address and data regarding your online behavior on this website (e.g., which pages you visit, how long you are on the website, etc.). Please note that any such traffic data is not linked to your name, phone number, address or specific location.
Besides the information provided to visitors via this website itself, we will never knowingly give, sell, lease or distribute your name or contact information to anyone outside the Brown University community unless you specifically authorize it in writing or verbally.
If you communicate with us via e-mail, phone call, text message, instant messaging system or other communications device for a specific reason (such as registering for an upcoming Class of 1980 event, suggesting an addition to our calendar, submitting photos, volunteering to help, etc.), we may keep a copy of those messages for reference and follow-up purposes.
Forms and Registration Data
If you use our website, social media pages or e-mail address to contact us or register for an upcoming event or service, we will retain that data for reference and follow-up purposes. We do not knowingly accept payments of any kind on this website. Please note that Brown University and other Brown-affiliated organizations may provide payment portals or services for specific purposes. We do not control, endorse, authorize or operate those payment portals or services.
Why We Collect Your Traffic Data
We are collecting your traffic data for several reasons:
To better understand your needs.
To improve our services and products.
To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.
To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of research.
To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
Links to Other Websites
Our website contains links that lead to other websites. These third-party websites may include those operated by Brown University itself, the Brown Alumni Association, Brown University Clubs and others affiliated directly with Brown University. Some of those websites may enable you to donate money, pay class dues, register and/or pay for an upcoming event, subscribe to a Brown-related newsletter or e-news service, or update your alumni information in the password-protected Brown Alumni Directory.
We may also provide links to services, organizations, businesses and resources operated by members of the Brown University Class of 1980 and/or other Brown University alumni. Those links are provided as a courtesy only. No endorsement from us is given or implied at any time.
We have no control over these third-party websites, nor do we attest to their security, privacy standards or any other aspects of their website, operation, products, services or personnel. If you have questions or concerns about those third-party websites, please contact those organizations and/or operators directly.
Photographs and Related User Content
We collect photographs related to the history, life and activities of the Brown University Class of 1980. If you notice a photograph of yourself or your family members that you do not wish to be shown on this website, please contact us immediately by sending an email to: Classof1980@alumni.brown.edu. Make sure to include your full name and all contact information so that we may contact you with any additional questions. We will remove such photos from the website as promptly as quickly as our volunteer resources permit.
If you submit photograph for use on our website, you must include your full name, phone name, address and e-mail address so that we may, if deemed necessary, verify the authenticity of those photos. Any photo submitted that includes images of children (anyone age 0-17 years old) must be accompanied by our Photo Release Form. To download a copy of that Photo Release Form, click here now.
We post information about 1980 alumni on this website, including information from sources such as the Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM), Brown University websites, the Brown University Alumni Association and other sources. If you are mentioned and/or featured in text areas of this website and you wish for that information to be removed, please contact us immediately by sending an email to: Classof1980@alumni.brown.edu. Make sure to include your full name and all contact information so that we may contact you with any additional questions.
Safeguarding and Securing the Data
Data Security Compliance: “Wix is committed to the highest international privacy and security regulations. Our website security certificates include PCI DSS Level 1, Soc 2 Type 2 and several ISOs, and we’re compliant with GDPR, CCPA, LGPD.” To learn more about Wix.com’s website security practices, click here now.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have nay questions or concerns about this Legal & Privacy Statement, or the operation of this website (www.Brown1980.com), please send your inquiry e-mail to: Classof1980@alumni.brown.edu.
(Last updated 12/28/22. Subject to updates and changes with or without notice.)