This Privacy Policy describes the collection and use of information about you on the Website (as defined in the Terms of Use), and explains how we will safeguard your privacy.

Please review these terms carefully as they form a part of the Terms of Use and are fully incorporated therein.



Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research (“the Kinder Institute”) is committed to respecting your privacy. You can visit official Kinder Institute websites without revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide us with any personal information, be aware that the Kinder Institute makes it a practice not to sell this information or provide it to third parties for their use in direct marketing, advertising or promotion of their products or services. The Kinder Institute collects this information for purposes of conducting official University business. By accessing our website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this statement, as modified from time to time by us.


The information we collect depends on what services you use on our website. When you request information from our website or complete an online form, we may collect various kinds of information including your name, e-mail address, home or business address and home or business phone number. The Kinder Institute will never sell or trade personally-identifiable information you voluntarily provide to us such as name, email address or phone number, to other colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations or businesses unless one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • We have your consent to share the information.
  • We are sharing such information in response to subpoenas, court orders or legal processes.

When you make online donations via our website, we may collect financial information such as billing address and credit card information but we will not store nor share this information.

We also collect Web use information for analytical purposes. Analytical information is collected solely for internal analysis at the Kinder Institute to determine audience size, demographics, development trends and visitor interest.

Unless you take steps to browse the Internet anonymously, or opt-out, the Kinder Institute, like most institutions and organizations on the Internet, tracks web browsing patterns to inform understanding of how our sites are being used. Generic information is collected through the use of “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve both content and distribution. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, doing so may prevent you from using the full functionality of all of our websites. The generic information we collect is based on IP address, which is the location of a computer or network, and is not linked to your specific email address in any of the reports or other material compiled by the Kinder Institute. The Kinder Institute will not associate your IP address and web usage data with any other information held by the Kinder Institute that can specifically identify you unless required to do so by law.


Some Kinder Institute websites may contain links to external websites not owned by, or officially affiliated with, the Kinder Institute in any way. The Kinder Institute is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


The Kinder Institute reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will post an updated effective date below. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, you may contact us at

For information about Rice University’s commitment to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), please visit