Terms of Service

Description was created to accommodate the success of the Graduate School Admissions Survey. The "Forum" and other independent add-ons are offered by the respective authors. The owner and maintainers of the website respect your privacy, and we will not give out any information related to your identity that is gathered through survey results or community participation. The "Forum" and "Survey" are used at your own risk.

Survey and Results in no way assures the accuracy of the results within the survey. It is by an "honor system" that entries are submitted, and while we will do our best to delete double entries from the same user, we will in no way contact programs to determine accuracy. By participating in the survey through viewing results or submitting them yourself, you agree with the fact that the information submitted is not confirmed as correct. We reserve the right to delete any entry we find to be misleading or abusive, and we also reserve the right to edit comments left on the survey.

Advertising and Promotion

Promoting/Advertising websites and/or services without express permission on TheGradCafe forums is not allowed. This includes, but not limited to; posting about a business, blog, website or service with the intention to advertise, promote a brand, add links for SEO benefits or drive traffic to an external site. Self promotion of non-commercial websites, services or blogs is also not allowed without prior approval. All attempts to promote an unauthorized product, service or personal website will be met with immediate removal of post and possible banning of the user's account.

To request permission to promote a product, service or personal website, use the Contact Form and include a detailed request. All submissions will be considered by the admin and a response will be provided within 24-48 hours.


Extraction or re-utilisation without prior consent of data made available through this site is prohibited by the The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997.

Privacy / Cookies

Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how theGradCafe collects, uses and safeguards the personal information you submit.
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.
Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include Google Adsense. Their privacy options are here.
These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.


We are compliant with the policies of several industry groups that focus on effective communication, best practices, and policy review in the field of Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA). These organizations include the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). We are compliant with both the NAI and DAA self-regulatory codes. We believe that delivering targeted and relevant advertising enhances your internet experience.  Opt-Out.