What will Happen to the Information you
We don't send anything to any search engine
or national database!
However, as with anything you put on a webpage
on the internet, search engines like Google can find it. That means
if you put your home phone number down, somebody looking for your
name can know what it is. The same thing with a detailed address.
However, you MUST submit SOME WAY for alumni to contact you, such as
an e-mail address. It's sometimes nice to put the state down too,
just so we can picture you in our minds as we hear weather reports of
tornados, hurricanes, 12 foot snowfalls, and we're here on the west
coast with just the occasional gentle earthquake and balmy 105 degree
One trick some alumns do is to set up a free
hotmail.com or yahoo.com or gmail.com e-mail account and use that as
their "public" e-mail address they give out. That way all spam will
go to that one and you can check that once a week or so.
We are not connected directly with the reunion
committees. We don't send them your address. Send it to them
directly. On the other hand, the first place reunion committees look
these days is on these webpages to get people's e-mail addresses for
contact. We're happy to provide that service.
If you ignore this warning and write to us
horrified that you Googled yourself (we all do it) and found YOUR
HOME ADDRESS! we can remove the information we have on the website
rather quickly. HOWEVER -- it will take several fruitless visits by
Google's "web-bots" to our pages for Google to "forget" the
information. But even though Google may not have it listed, there are
websites that keep all information ever put on the web. Be
If you want to remove
all information from the web about yourself, go to Bob Rankin's page
to find out how to
remove your details from all TWELVE websites where it is stored. You
can also read an article about privacy there.