Privacy Policy


The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has adopted the guidelines and policies used by Rice University to govern conduct, particularly conduct that occurs in an online environment.


Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is committed to respecting your privacy. You can visit official Baker Institute websites without revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide us with any personal information, be aware that Baker Institute makes it a practice not to sell this information or provide it to any business or vendor. Baker 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.

Information Gathering

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

Alternatives to Online Registration

If you do not wish to submit your information online, please use one of the other contact methods such as phone, fax or mail.

Links to Third Party Web Sites

We provide links to third-party websites as a service and convenience to our visitors. If you use these links, you will leave the Baker Institute website. The Baker Institute is not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those websites, and does not make any representations about them. Please note that these websites’ privacy policies may differ from those of the Baker Institute. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy policies before providing them with your personal information.

E-mail Program

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy sends out e-correspondence occasionally throughout the year. If at any time you wish to opt out of the e-mail program, send us an e-mail to and indicate if you wish to be removed from all e-mail lists or only particular topics.

Other Questions or Comments

If you have any questions about our privacy statement or use of your information, you may contact us:


Baker Institute
Rice University MS-40
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Phone: 713-348-4683
Fax: 713-348-5993