Columbia University

Privacy Policy


Effective Date: October 7, 2021


ProBound is a research project of Columbia University Professor Harmen Bussemaker and the Bussemaker Lab at Columbia University. This Privacy Policy describes how Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (“Columbia, we”, or “us”) collect, use, store, transfer, and otherwise process personal information we obtain about you through and all other websites and applications that link to this Privacy Policy (the “Service”).


1.             Personal information we collect

We may collect the following information from and about you when you use the Service:

·       Personal identifiers and contact details (e.g., first and last name, email address)

·       Professional and employment-related information (e.g., name of the organization you are affiliated, academic or research expertise or interests, academic position or title)


We may combine the information we collect from you with information that we receive about you from other sources. The information we receive from third parties may include personal identifiers, educational information, and academic position or title.


2.             How we use personal information

We may use the information we collect for a number of purposes, including:

·       providing you with the Service or information you request;

·       providing you with information about the Service or required notices;

·       improving the Service, such as by better tailoring our content to our users’ needs and preferences;

·       generating and analyzing statistics about your use of the Service; and

·       detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our policies, violations of law, or other misuse of the Service.


3.             How and When we Disclose personal information

We may disclose the information we collect from you through the Service as follows:

·       as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or to comply with government reporting obligations;

·       when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary (a) to protect our rights, the integrity of the Services, or your safety or the safety of others, or (b) to detect, prevent, or respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our policies, violations of law, or other misuse of the Services; and


In addition, we may share or disclose information that has been aggregated, de-identified, or otherwise does not identify you.

Please note that the Service may contain third-party links. We are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such third parties that are not under our control. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

4.             How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your information collected through the Services, please contact us at Harmen J. Bussemaker,, 1-212-854-9932..


5.             Changes to the Privacy Notice

If we update this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a new Privacy Policy on this page. If we make any changes that materially change the ways we process or protect your information, we will provide additional notification of changes..

Effective: October 7, 2021