The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is a non-profit membership organization committed to protecting your privacy. This policy discloses the privacy practices for our membership information, our websites, and our databases.
- What information we collect
- With whom information is shared
What information we collect
HRAF collects information for the following purposes:
- To service our members for database access
- To understand how our databases are used
Database Access: Membership and Trial Usage
In order to use our research databases, users must have access through a paid membership or a complementary trial. When membership agreements are formed, members or potential members are asked to provide certain information (such as contact information, IP addresses, and billing information) This voluntary information is used to provide members with the services requested. Financial information such as credit card account information is used for billing purposes only. If we experience difficulty processing membership dues, we will contact you.
Members should contact us at any time to update contact information and/or make changes to your membership information.
HRAF analyzes usage logs for a better understanding of how our databases are used. We also compile usage statistics for each member institution. Each member has access to their own usage statistics.
Information gathered automatically
We are the sole owners of the voluntary information collected from our member institutions and on our research databases. Any information you voluntarily provide to us such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, will never be shared with other organizations or individuals outside of HRAF.
Some pages on our website may contain links to external websites not owned by, or officially affiliated with, the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) in any way. HRAF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Human Relations Area Files
755 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511-1225
Last updated on July 30, 2019 *