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Nichols collects two kinds of information on its websites: 1) information you voluntarily supply when you visit the website and register an account, fill out a form to request information, “opt-in” for participation in a service, complete a survey, or engage with other site features; and 2) information that is collected automatically as you navigate the site.
In addition to any personal information you actively provide to us, Nichols systems automatically record certain non-personal information such as:
Nichols may also collect tracking information through the use of “cookies” -- cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer to facilitate your future access to websites. Your visit remains anonymous until you knowingly identify yourself. The collected information is used for internal College purposes, and to improve the content and navigation of Nichols’ overall website.
Nichols uses Google Analytics to help manage our website. Please see the Privacy and Terms pages for more information on how Google uses/maintains user information.
We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. In particular, for the following reasons:
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place industry standard physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Nichols makes forums, message boards, and other collaborative features available to its users. The College does not ordinarily log public chat sessions, however, any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in such places. Nichols may collect such information if it has reasonable cause to suspect misuse, unlawful conduct, breach of College policy, or other reasonable cause to collect such information.
Nichols employs the use of online surveys, which may be conducted on the College’s website. It is College policy that confidential information gathered in these online surveys is used only for the research purposes indicated in the survey. Unless otherwise noted on the specified survey, your answers are confidential and individual responses will not be shared with other parties. Aggregate data from surveys may be shared.
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If you are receiving services from Nichols College in a member state of European Union (EU), or if you are located in a member state of the European Union (EU) when you visit Nichols College websites, we will do our best to observe the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable data protection laws when we process your personal information.
Personal information relating to you from which you can be identified (such as your name and contact details, as well as other personal information about you) is called “personal data” under the GDPR. If you are located in the EU and we offer or provide services to you, the following additional provisions beyond the general privacy statements set forth above apply in relation to how we handle your personal data.
We may disclose your Sensitive Information and other Information as follows:
We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your information when you transmit it to us and when we store it on our information technology systems.
Your information will be retained by Nichols College in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, and the applicable retention periods in the College’s Records Management policy. Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value and criticality to the College.
You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. The erasure of your information shall be subject to the retention periods of applicable federal and state laws and regulations. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the College’s use of the information prior to receipt of your request.
Information created in the European Union will be transferred out of the European Union to Nichols College. If you feel the College has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such information, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the European Union.
We may update or change this notice at any time. Your continued use of the Nichols College website and third-party applications after any such change indicates your acceptance of these changes.
Last updated 10/11/11