@cal Policies

Code of Conduct
Student Network
Directory Policies
Privacy Policies

Code of Conduct

The @cal Online Alumni Network is a service provided by the University of California-Berkeley, in partnership with the California Alumni Association.  It is intended to facilitate communication among individual members of the UC Berkeley community defined as "users" (including alumni, students, staff, and friends), and between such users and UC Berkeley.

Certain uses of @cal are inconsistent with this purpose, including, but not limited to:

  • Activities that are illegal or fraudulent

  • Use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by UC Berkeley (or any individual officer of the university)

  • Use that can be confused with official communications of UC Berkeley or its officers

  • Use that can be confused with official communications of the California Alumni Association or its officers

  • Personal mass mailings of any size beyond 10 recipients

  • Activities that violate the privacy of other users, such as transferring membership access to the system or releasing personal information about others (for example, name, address, or phone number)

  • Activities that further commercial or other personal financial gain

  • Harassment of any individual

UC Berkeley reserves the right to deny any individual access to @cal, including the secure portion of this website and the public profile functionality.  This exclusion applies expressly to those who violate the above standards or other applicable policies and procedures. Participants in the @cal Online Alumni Network who misuse information and communication services may be permanently removed at any time from the online alumni network, and risk legal action for failure to abide by these policies and procedures. Please contact @cal support for feedback or to report violations of this code of conduct. UC Berkeley is not responsible for the content of in-system messages, email service, and public profiles and will not routinely monitor content. The University, however, reserves the right to reorganize or delete any messages, photos, and public profiles and may at its discretion reassign registration or ownership.

Cause for such termination of @cal services shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Breaches or violations of the @cal policies and related university policies

  • Requests by @cal members for self-initiated account deletions

  • Discontinuance or modification to @cal services

  • Technical or security issues or problems

When possible, users will receive a single warning about behavior that violates the Code of Conduct and policies governing @cal. The warning will cite the specific behavior or behaviors that violate the policy, invite the user to respond, and explain that rights to any and all services of @cal will be terminated if the cited behavior is repeated.

When a user’s @cal service is terminated by @cal, UC Berkeley will:

  • Notify the holder of the account via email that their access to @cal is being terminated

  • Terminate the access to the @cal services, including the Berkeley.edu email service and public profile

Use of the @cal service is also governed by the following policies:

Student Network

Student access to @cal members through the Student Network is a privilege, not a right. The University may, when appropriate, immediately terminate access to @cal services.

While using the Student Network, be aware of the following conditions:

  1. Alums may be contacted for informational interviews and career networking

  2. Sensitivity to time constraints users may have and to preferred methods of contact is expected

  3. @cal is not a job placement service

  4. @cal’s policies apply to all @cal services, including the Student Network

This Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, @cal Student Network Policy, and other policies for @cal’s services may be updated from time to time without notice. The most current version of these policies can be reviewed any time by visiting the @Cal Policy page

Report violations of the Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, @cal Student Network Policy, and other @cal policies by filling out this form.

Directory

Access to @cal members through the Directory is a privilege, not a right. The University may, when appropriate, immediately terminate access to @cal services.

While using the Directory, be aware of the following conditions:

  1. Members may be contacted for informational interviews and career networking

  2. Sensitivity to time constraints users may have and to preferred methods of contact is expected

  3. @cal is not a job placement service

  4. @cal’s policies apply to all @cal services, including the Directory

This Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, @cal Student Network Policy, and other policies for @cal’s services may be updated from time to time without notice. The most current version of these policies can be reviewed any time by visiting the @Cal Policy page

Please report violations of the Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, @cal Student Network Policy, and other @cal policies by filling out this form.

Privacy Statement

The @cal Alumni Network exists to help current and future alumni maintain their connection to one another, and to help the University maintain its lifelong relationship with its alumni. The secure areas of the network are accessible only to members of the UC Berkeley community defined as degree holders, attendees, and authorized users. The information contained in secure areas of the website is for the University to contact members for University business and for individual, non-commercial communication between members listed herein. Use of this data for any other purpose is  strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to reproduction and storing data in a retrieval system by any means or using any information contained in this directory for direct mailing of more than 10 people. UC Berkeley can and may deny access to any user of the network who misuses the information contained herein.

UC Berkeley has taken reasonable precautions to secure the personal information available through the alumni network. The alumni network is located on a secure website that incorporates the latest encryption technology. Although these precautions should protect any personal information available through the alumni network from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced any time information is shared over the Internet. Therefore, through the section of the network called "My Profile" and "My Account," users have the ability to control the nature and amount of information available to other users. This functionality is available at time @cal membership is confirmed.

Individuals also have the right to withhold their information entirely from the online alumni directory. Individuals may choose to withhold their information from the online alumni directory thereby opt out of the @cal alumni network. Individuals who decline @cal Policies have not opted out of the @cal alumni network until they notify the University by sending an e-mail. Until they email the University, their name and basic information will appear in the alumni network.