2011 NYU-Poly Alumni Print Directory

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University is pleased to announce that our Alumni directory project has begun! Over the next couple of months, Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) will be contacting NYU-Poly alumni and friends via mail, phone and e-mail to request that you update your information.

We understand that you might not want to provide your information to just anyone, so we want you to know their request for your information is legitimate.

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the directory:

Where can I call to make an update?

NYU-Poly alumni may call Publishing Concepts toll-free at 800.982.1589.

Is this a legitimate project?

Yes. NYU-Poly has contracted with PCI: The Data Company (also known as Publishing Concepts) out of Dallas, Texas, to collect alumni information and to produce the 2011 NYU-Poly Alumni print directory. The call/e-mail/postcard you received was sent on our behalf.

Why is NYU-Poly using an outside contractor to complete this project?

With a small staff, the NYU-Poly Office of Alumni Relations needs to use a professional company to ensure the Directory is complete, accurate and completed on time.

What will the e-mail request look like?

The e-mail you will receive will be sent from Anthony D. Kapp, director of alumni relations.  It will feature the NYU-Poly logo and an electronic signature.

If you receive any other suspicious e-mail messages requesting that you reply via e-mail to verify alumni information, these are likely scams. The only way NYU-Poly is collecting updates for this project is through the toll-free number; the legitimate message will NOT ask you to reply via e-mail. If you have any questions about the legitimacy of an e-mail message you receive, please feel free to contact the NYU-Poly Office of Alumni Relations at 646.997.3885.  

Why do I need to update my information?

  1. Information changes quickly - mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, children, etc.

  2. This is a great way to help The Polytechnic Institute of NYU and the Polytechnic Institute Aumni Association ensure that your information is 100% up to date.

  3. The 2012 NYU-Poly Alumni DPoly OSU and where alumni are in the world as of 2012.

  4. If will help your friends stay connected.

Who will be included in the directory?

The 2011 NYU-Poly Alumni Directory will contain all living Polytechnic alumni, former students and Association members. All graduates through Spring 2011 will be included.

Can I choose for some or all of my information to not be printed in the directory?

Absolutely. You may tell the caller what information you would prefer to have excluded when you call to update/verify your information. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk or the NYU-Poly Office of Alumni Relations.

What if there is an error in my NYU-Poly degree information?

Poly’s degree information comes directly from the Institute’s official records. If you notice an error, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations directly at 646.997.3885. PCI operators are not authorized to make changes to degree information.

When can I order a 2011 NYU-Poly Alumni Directory and when will I receive it?

You may order a directory at the time you call to update your information.  Directories will be shipped in March or April 2012.

Is there an environmentally-friendly version of the Alumni Directory?

Yes. Alumni may purchase a CD-ROM of the 2011 NYU-Poly Alumni Directory.

Who is PCI: the data company?

PCI, also known as Publishing Concepts is a Dallas, Texas-based company that creates and publishes alumni directories for educational institutions. 

PCI has been in business more than 85 years and was the nation’s first publisher of alumni directories. PCI partners with 17 of the top 25 universities as rated by US News and World Report, including Princeton, Harvard, and Georgetown.

What safeguards do you have in place to ensure that the information in the directory is not misused by PCI or by an individual?

We make every effort contractually and through copyright laws to ensure the safety and confidentiality of information contained in the directory. 

PCI is a trusted partner of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. They have agreed to a written confidentiality clause in our contract which limits the use of the information contained in the directory to functions directly related to the preparation and promotion of the 2011 NYU-Poly Alumni Directory. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to NYU-Poly all files that have been supplied by NYU-Poly or produced by PCI in connection with the 2011 NYU-Poly Alumni Directory. 

The directory will only be made available to Polytechnic Alumni. The information contained in the 2011 directory will be published under the copyright of NYU-Poly and will contain the following language (or similar language) in the opening pages.

“This directory is for official use of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and for individual communication of a personal nature between those listed in the directory. Use of the directory for any other purpose, including but not limited to, reproducing and sorting in a retrieval system by any means, electronic or mechanical, photocopying or use of the addresses or other information contained in this directory for any commercial or mass mailing (whether postal or electronic) is strictly prohibited and in direct violation of the copyright.”