Directory details are regarded as privileged information. It is assumed that alumni provide their contact details for the purpose of being reached one-on-one by their friends, not via mass mailings, and certainly not to receive commercial publicity of any sort. We will publish details of any commercially motivated attempt to reach alumni en masse in violation of this policy.
It is technically possible to mine the directory for names and e-mail addresses, manually or semi-automatically. It is acceptable for you to do so to obtain your class list or details of alumni known to you, or even one or two persons with whom you share a common interest (e.g. live in Swaziland). It is not acceptable for you to mine the list to obtain details on multiple alumni not personally known to you.
If you can identify yourself as an SMS alumnus, for example by citing SMS landmarks not found on the web, you may request details (e.g. phone number, full mailing address) on an individual or a class, on the understanding that you will contact persons known to you, individually.
The Editor may at his discretion use the mailing list for urgent/important SMS-related matters. This privilege is used sparingly, e.g. about every 3-5 years.