Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website (“Site”) operated by Cambridge in America (“CAm," "we," and "our"). This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”), which is part of our Terms, explains how CAm collects, uses, shares, and stores information we collect about you (“you” and “your.” By using our Site, you agree to this Privacy Statement. We may modify the Privacy Statement at any time by posting a revised version on our Site or, if we determine appropriate, by sending you an email or other notice. Please review this Privacy Statement from time to time because your continued use of our Site after a modified Privacy Statement has been posted indicates your consent to the Privacy Statement.


CAm advances the mission of the University of Cambridge and its thirty-one member Colleges (collectively, “Cambridge”) by providing expertise in fundraising and alumni relations and by growing the base of support for Cambridge among alumni and friends in North America. Developing a better understanding of our alumni and supporters allows us to keep in touch with you, to keep you apprised of our activities and developments, to provide services to you, and to identify ways in which you can support us, through donations or other forms of financial and non-financial support.

Collection and Use of Your Personal Data

CAm collects personally-identifiable information about you (“Personal Data”) on our Site when you voluntarily provide it to us such as filling in forms on our Site and communicating with us by telephone, email, or otherwise. Personal Data may include your name, physical address(es), email address(es), telephone number(s), fax number(s), financial information, education, profession and employment, salary/income, age, gender, marital status, interests, names and ages of family members, hobbies and special interests, memberships and affiliations. This Privacy Statement applies to all Personal Data, whether we collect it online or offline.

We will use your Personal Data for the purposes for which you provide it, such as processing your donation, registering you for an event, and sending you information about Cambridge. We also use your Personal Data in furtherance of alumni relations (including fundraising), conducting surveys, sending you communications about programs, events, and opportunities that we think may be of interest to you.

If you ever wish to stop receiving communications, you may opt out by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in email communications, sending us an email to, calling us at 212.984.0960 or mailing us at Cambridge in America, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

We may combine and augment your Personal Data collected through our Site with information collected from publicly available sources, subscription services, and from Cambridge and other partners.

Sharing Your Personal Data

We work closely with Cambridge to provide shared alumni and supporters with coordinated services and so may share your Personal Data with Cambridge. Transmission of Personal Data with Cambridge is managed through agreed processes in accordance with relevant data protection laws.

We may also share your Personal Data with third parties (e.g., who provide services such as website hosting, emails, and payment card processing) as well as with affiliated organizations, volunteers, and other individuals who assist with our alumni services.

Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

Like many websites, our Site uses the Google Analytics tool. Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect anonymous, non-personal data, including browser type, domain names, referring website, landing page, web pages viewed, time spent on a web page, and links clicked. This data is used for such purposes as identifying web pages visited most often to improve our Site and providing you a better experience on our Site. Please review Google Analytics’ terms of use and privacy policy to learn more about how Google Analytics may collect and use information. If we ever combine non-personal data with personally-identifiable information, the combined information will be treated as personally-identifiable information. We may also use cookies to enhance the functionality of our Site such as storing your preferences. Cookies also may be served in connection with social media links embedded on our Site.

Types of cookies:

Essential cookies to make our site work. We use site usage measurement cookies to analyse anonymised usage patterns, to make our websites better for you

- Optional personalization cookies are set for us to track your behaviour in our applications. This helps us to improve your experience

Social marketing preference cookies set by third party services, such as Youtube and Soundcloud, are automatically blocked where possible

If you do not want to use cookies, you can remove them from your computer’s hard drive or set your browser to block them or to send an alert before a cookie is stored on your computer. If you block cookies, certain features may not function as intended.

Our Site is not currently configured to respond to “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms.

We maintain a list of cookies which our Site uses, including information about how to opt-out of certain types of cookies.

Data Subject Rights

Data subjects in the European Economic Area and other jurisdictions may have rights in relation to their Personal Data which include:

  • Right to rectification. Data subjects may request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data.
  • Right to withdraw consent. Data subjects may at any time withdraw their consent to the processing of their Personal Data carried out by us on the basis of their previous consent. Such withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on such previous consent.
  • Right to make a subject access request (SAR). Data subjects may request in writing copies of their Personal Data. However, compliance with such requests is subject to certain limitations and exemptions and the rights of other individuals. Each request should make clear that a SAR is being made. You may also be required to submit a proof of your identity and any payment permitted by law, where applicable.
  • Right to object to processing including automated processing and profiling. We do not make automated decisions about data subjects. However, we may rely on information provided by third parties such as credit reference agencies which may score data subjects on the basis of automated decisions. Profiling may be carried out for business administration purposes, such as monitoring trends in user visits of our website and in order to deliver relevant ads to users’ devices. We will comply with valid objection requests unless we have a compelling overriding legitimate ground for the continuation of our processing or we have another lawful reason to refuse such request. We will comply with each valid opt-out request in relation to marketing communications.
  • Right to erasure. Data subjects may request that we erase their Personal Data. We will comply, unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so. For example, there may be an overriding legitimate ground for keeping the Personal Data, such as, our business record retention obligations that we have to comply with.
  • Restriction. Data subjects may request that we restrict our processing of their Personal Data in various circumstances. We will comply, unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so, such as, a legal obligation to continue processing your Personal Data in a certain way.
  • Right to data portability. In certain circumstances, data subjects may request the controller to provide a copy of their Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have it transferred to another provider of the same or similar services. We do not consider that this right applies to our services. However, to the extent it does, we will comply with such transfer request. Please note that a transfer to another provider does not imply erasure of the data subject’s Personal Data which may still be retained for legitimate and lawful purposes.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. We suggest that data subjects contact us about any questions or complaints in relation to how we process their Personal Data. However, each data subject has the right to contact the relevant supervisory authority directly.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

The legal basis for processing your Personal Data typically include: (i) our own or third parties’ legitimate business interests (e.g., in maintain and promoting our alumni services); (ii) performing a contract with you; (iii) your consent where appropriate; (iv) to protect your vital interests; or (v) to comply with our legal obligations.

Please contact us at if you have any concerns or questions about this Privacy Statement or you wish to ask us not to process your Personal Data for particular purposes. Where you have specific requests relating to how we manage your data, we will endeavour to resolve these, but please note that there may be circumstances where we cannot comply with specific requests.

If you have any concerns about your Personal Data held by the University or your College, you will need to contact them separately.

Third-Party Sites

Our Site may contain links to third-party sites including our Service Providers and social media sites (“Third-Party Sites”). We encourage you to review the privacy statements and terms of use of Third-Party Sites so you will understand how they collect, use, and share personally-identifiable information.


We will take reasonable measures (e.g., firewalls and authentication procedures) to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, loss, corruption, and alteration. Of course, even protected sites can be subject to hacking, technologic glitches, user misconduct, and administrative errors, and we assume no liability for any of these actions or occurrences or their results.

You provide your Personal Data at your own risk.

Location of Servers

Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, be aware that the information you provide us will be transferred to the United States and that the law applicable to the protection of User Information in the United States may be different from the laws of your jurisdiction. By using our Site or providing Personal Data to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing, and use of your information in the United States as described in this Privacy Statement.

Records Retention

We will retain your data indefinitely in accordance with applicable law in support of your lifelong relationship with Cambridge or until you request us to do otherwise.

Children under Age Thirteen

Our site is not intended for use by children under age thirteen. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under age thirteen. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected any Personal Data from a child under age thirteen, we will delete it. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under age thirteen may have provided Personal Data through our Site, please contact us at


If you have any questions about our Site or this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email at or by mail at Cambridge in America, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036.