How do we collect your information, and what information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you inquire about admission, make a donation, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey or otherwise fill out a form or enter information on our website. While completing these activities, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, interests and other details. You may edit or update this information by contacting the appropriate Connecticut College office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting a telephone number to the College, you agree that a representative of the College can contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message. Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our products and/or services.
A “cookie” is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer. They help us to improve our website. They present the content from our website in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s “Help” menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, your website experience may be less personalized.
We do not use flash cookies on our website. We do not track website users across websites or across time, and we honor do not track signals. We do not track, plant cookies, and/or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you—through online forms, cookies and server logs—in the following ways:
- To send periodic emails regarding your online transactions and requests.
- To personalize your web experience, delivering content related to your interests and relationship to the College.
- To understand your interest in Connecticut College as part of our admission process.
- To administer surveys and/or other website features.
- To process your online transactions and requests.
- To help us compile aggregate data about website traffic and website interaction so that we can offer better website experiences and tools in the future.
- To track our advertising on third-party websites.
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order or governmental regulations.
With whom do we share your information?
The College does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to third parties your personally identifiable information (PII) unless we provide you with advance notice. However, we may disclose your PII to third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or providing services to you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to third parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
How do we protect information?
To secure your information, we have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our website. If we collect personally identifiable information (PII), we store such information behind secured networks and it is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive and/or credit card information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All financial transactions are processed through a third-party gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our website, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
Third Party Websites
By accessing third party websites through our website, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.
Users of 16 Years of Age or Older
Our website is designed and intended for those who have reached the age 16 years of age or older. By using our website, you affirm that you are at least 16 years of age or older. We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age.
No one under age 13 is authorized to submit or post any information, including PII, on our website. Under no circumstances may anyone under age 13 use our website. Parents or legal guardians of children under 13 cannot agree to these terms on their behalf.
We are committed to making sure that our website is accessible to everyone. For more information, please see our Accessibility Statement here.
What else do I need to know?
In addition to this policy, Connecticut College protects the privacy of current and past students in compliance with FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records. Learn more about FERPA.
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For EU Residents
- We may use your personal information where we have a legitimate interest in doing so, including to communicate with you and to send you information by email, postal mail, telephone or other means about Connecticut College and our programs and other offerings and to improve and secure those offerings.
- We may process your personal information where we receive your consent to do so. Where we rely on your consent for processing your personal information, you may withdraw that consent at any time.
If you are located in the European Union, subject to applicable exemptions and limitations, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that such personal information be erased, corrected or transferred. You may also have the right to object to our processing of your personal information or to request that we restrict certain processing.
If you are located in the European Union and you want to exercise any of your rights as set forth above, please contact us at email@example.com. Alternatively, if you are located in the European Union, you can also have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor or with your nation’s data protection authority.
Last updated September 20, 2022