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Privacy Statement

Harpur Academic values and respects student privacy. Consequently, we comply with FERPA regulations, and take several steps to secure your privacy, maintain confidentiality and provide security. We comply with the broader Binghamton University Privacy Policy, which you may read in full on the University Bulletin.

Information which we will not request from you or release without your consent:

If any of the following incidents occur, contact the Advising Office and Binghamton University Police immediately.

Harpur Advising may request your address, email address and details of a particular request, but at no point will we request:

Your Rights as a Student and Advisee

The following are your rights as a student and advisee in our office.

You have the right to expect the advising office to comply with the Federal Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA obligates us to guard your academic information in a variety of ways. FERPA applies to all schools receiving funds from the Federal Government & the U.S. Department of Education.

Please see the Forms section of our website if you would like to submit a Release of Student Information request.

Parents can receive more information on student rights and FERPA in our Information for Parents section.

Online Applications

You have the right to refuse to use any of our online applications. We can provide you with paper forms; or you can meet with us personally to resolve issues that are addressed through the use of online forms (e.g. DARS inquiry, transfer credit inquiry, etc.). In many cases we provide alternatives on the website (e.g. printable forms versus typeable forms).

If you have your directory information restricted, wish your file to be removed from any online system, or wish to opt out of using any online program in which you are currently registered, you may do so by contacting

If You are Not Sure About the Validity of Documentation

If you are not sure that a form or online application is a legitimate University or Harpur Advising application, DO NOT USE IT. If BINGHAMTON.EDU is not on the URL, you will want to verify it's official status. You may contact to request verification of Harpur Advising sites, and Information Technology Services for other University sites.

Site Privacy

We do not collect personally identifiable information when you visit our website unless you actively make this information available to us via our online applications. However, for the purpose of server statistics, Binghamton University collects some information about your computer system and your visit. Specifically:

None of the above-mentioned information is deemed to constitute personal information by the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve's content and to help Binghamton University understand how users are interacting with its website. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Binghamton University is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from for commercial marketing purposes.

External Links/Disclaimer

The Harpur Academic Advising website contains links to other independently administered sites on the Binghamton University server, and external links to sites outside the Binghamton web. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices, content or accuracy of these sites.

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Last Updated: 12/21/10