Terms of Use

PI Review (“we”, “us” or “our website”) is a nonprofit website for graduate students to write reviews about their academic advisors.

Using the Website

General Rules

You are free to access our website, create an account on it and post contents on our website under specific conditions.

For your own protection and for that of other users, you may not engage in certain activities that may be harmful to other users and violate our rules. These activities include:

  • Harassing and abusing others
  • Post content that you do not have the right to post
  • Post commercial advertisements
  • Any illegal activities

We reserve the right to delete contents that we deem are inappropriate.

License of Content

When you post content on our website, you must own the content or be licensed to use the content. You agree to grant us the permission to display the content on our website.

Unless explicitly mentioned, all user contents on our websites are copyrighted and owned by original authors who post them.

Privacy Policy

This section explains what types of information we receive from you, how we get them and how we use them.

The information we collect

Access Log: When you visit our website, we receive some information about your device, such as IP address, user-agent and other information in HTTP headers. We record some of this information for audit purposes.

Registration & Account Information: An account is not required to read user reviews on our website. However, you have to register an account to contribute reviews and edit information on our website. When you register an account on our website, we ask for your university name, your academic email address under your university’s domain, a username and a password. Account information is stored on our web server and is not shared with any third parties. The password is stored in hashed form.

Sharing your personal data

We do not knowingly share your personal information with any third parties.

Erasing your personal data

You may contact us via email and request that we remove your account and reviews associated with it.


We do our best to keep our website functional and protect your personal information, but your use of our website is at your sole risk. Our website is provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of correctness and relevance to a particular subject.