Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by GSAPP Events, a site used to document and disseminate information about events affiliated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We appreciate your visit and the value of your personal privacy. We respect the personal nature of the information you may provide to us on GSAPP Events and acknowledge the importance of protecting this information. Non-personally identifiable information such as site usage information is occasionally collected indirectly and automatically about your activities while visiting GSAPP Events, including what pages you view and when you view them. Site usage information is used to help us understand how our site is being used and for systems administration purposes. We collect personal information when you provide it to us by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or by posting comments or tweeting with a hashtag as designated by the site. The personal information we collect from you is stored on our data host’s secure servers. Only authorized personnel have access to your information, but despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that you provide us with your personal information at your own risk. GSAPP Events contains many links to other sites on the Internet. GSAPP Events is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such external websites.

Terms of Use

This user agreement sets forth the conditions for your use of the GSAPP Events website. Please read this User Agreement carefully, because by using GSAPP Events, you consent to these terms and conditions, including our collection and use of information about you in accordance with the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue the GSAPP Events website with or without notice.


GSAPP Events will follow the general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ( As a policy, GSAPP Events will block access to or remove content that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our users; and we will discontinue service to repeat offenders. If you believe that content residing on or accessible through GSAPP Events infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement by regular mail Cloud Communications Office, Attn: Chief Architect, Cloud Communications Software, Columbia University GSAPP, 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 USA, containing the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) the URL of the location containing the material that you claim is infringing; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Once proper infringement notification is received by the designated agent, it is GSAPP Events policy to remove or disable access to the infringing content and to notify the content provider or User that it has removed or disabled access to the content. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability. Further examples of copyright infringement, counter-notification, and detailed descriptions and case studies regarding copyright and fair-use can be found at


We invite your questions or comments about GSAPP Events or any of the issues addressed on the GSAPP Events website. You may send letters to GSAPP Events at Cloud Communications Office, Attn: Chief Architect, Cloud Communications Software, Columbia University GSAPP, 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 USA or at cloud [at] By sending a letter to the Editor, you grant GSAPP Events a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce and distribute the letter, in whole or in part, for any purpose, in any media, whether now known or later created. GSAPP Events takes no responsibility for the comments or tweets posted on the GSAPP Events website. We encourage comments to be short and to the point, and to be courteous to others. GSAPP Events reserves the right to edit or delete comments that do not adhere to these standards.