Thank you for visiting the web site of The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices.

The Roper Center is working to assure that the private nature of individually identifiable information provided to or collected by the Center is appropriately maintained. We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below) when you visit our Web site, unless you choose to provide that information to us.

This is a web site of Cornell University. It is the policy of Cornell University to respect and protect the privacy of its web site users consistent with the applicable laws of the United State.  We do not collect, use, or disclose any information about our users without their knowledge.

Visitors should be aware that the Roper Center at Cornell University could be required to disclose personal information in response to valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Act. All record keepers face the possibility that disclosure of their records may be compelled in some civil, criminal, or administrative matter.

Automatic Information Collected

In the course of visiting our web site, we may automatically collect, store and use the following information about your visit:

  1. Routing information such as the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you accessed the site. Routing information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing.
  2. Essential technical information such as pages accessed; time and date accessed; operating system used; type of browser used; information about the web site from which you accessed this web site and connection statistics (e.g. ports, number bytes, number packets, time of 1st and last packet, etc.). Essential technical information is used for such purposes as helping to respond to your request in an appropriate format and helping to plan website improvements.

This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifying information, and will not be released to any outside (third) parties unless legally required.

Personal Information You Provide to Us

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University does not retain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our web sites unless you choose to provide such information to us (e.g. sending an email message, filling in an on-line form, etc.)

We consider any information that could reasonably be used to identify you as “personally identifying information”. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your email address
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your password
  • Credit card information
  • Any combination of data that could be used to identify you such as your birth date, your zip code and your gender.

The Roper Center does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

Intrusion Detection

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Links to Other Web Sites

This site may contain links to other web sites. These may include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, other Roper Center/Cornell University entities, non-profit organizations and private businesses. Providing such links does not imply endorsement of the information or services offered by these linked sites, nor does the Center’s privacy policies apply to these other sites.  When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that web site.

If you have any questions regarding information collected by the Center and your privacy please contact:

Janet Heslop, IT Associate Director
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Cornell University
136 Hoy Road
Rhodes Hall, Room 651
Ithaca, NY 14853-3801