Fairfield University (the “University”) utilizes Elsmere Education, Inc. (“Elsmere”) to host and provide various websites and/or webpages, including this website. Elsmere is committed to respecting your privacy. This policy describes how this website collects, uses, discloses, and processes personal information, and the rights and choices you may have regarding that processing.
When we use the term “we” in this policy, we are referring to Elsmere, not the University
When you visit this website, Elsmere may collect information from you directly when you fill out a form or contact us through the website, and/or automatically via cookies and other tools. The information we collect from you includes personal information, which allows us to identify and communicate with you on behalf of the University. Personal information is information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with an individual or household.
|A. Identifiers.||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.||Yes.|
|B. Personal information categories listed in state statutes, including the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.||Yes.|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under state or federal law.||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).||Yes.|
|D. Commercial information.||Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.||Yes.|
|E. Biometric information.||Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.||No.|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity.||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.||Yes.|
|G. Geolocation data.||Physical location or movements.||Yes.|
|H. Sensory data.||Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.||No.|
|I. Professional or employment-related information.||Current or past job history or performance evaluations.||Yes.|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).||Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.||Yes.|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.||Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.||Yes.|
|Sensitive Personal Information||The contents of your communications||Yes, when you fill out a “Contact Us” form through the website.|
|Sensitive Personal Information||Racial or ethnic origin||Yes, from individuals who choose to provide this information.|
We may not collect all of the above categories of information from every individual who visits this website.
Elsmere will retain the information collected through this website for as long as necessary in light of the purpose for which it was collected, consistent with applicable law, regulations, consumer expectations, and our information retention policies. We may retain de-identified or anonymized information beyond the time period that we retain personal information.
Elsmere may disclose your information for a business purpose to third party service providers, contractors, or vendors who assist us in providing this website, online programs, and online service offerings. Our service providers, vendors and contractors include affiliate marketing programs, communication and collaboration tools, data storage service providers, performance monitoring tools, product engineering and design tools, sales and marketing tools, testing tools, and website hosting service providers.
In the last 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of information to third parties for a business purpose:
|Category||Disclosed for a business purpose?||Categories of third parties|
|A. Identifiers.||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|B. Personal information categories listed in state statutes, including the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under state or federal law.||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|D. Commercial information.||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|E. Biometric information.||Not collected||N/A|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity.||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|G. Geolocation data.||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|H. Sensory data.||Not collected||N/A|
|I. Professional or employment-related information.||Yes||N/A|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|Sensitive Personal Information – The contents of your communications||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
|Sensitive Personal Information – racial or ethnic origin||Yes||Service providers, vendors, consultants; the University; colleges and universities.|
We disclose information collected through this website for a commercial purpose. Under certain state privacy laws, our collection and use of your personal information, particularly as it relates to our marketing practices, may constitute a sale of your personal information. We also use information we collect from or about you on this website, including information collected via cookies, to display advertising to you based on your activity on this website and across other websites. This is sometimes referred to as behavioral targeted advertising, or remarketing. Based upon your visit to this website, we may utilize cookie technology to present you with advertisements about the University or other programs, products, or services during your future web browsing, such as sidebar advertisements, based on your interest in the University.
In the last 12 months, we have sold, shared, or disclosed for a commercial purpose the following categories of information with the following types of third parties:
|Category||Disclosed for a commercial purpose, sold, shared, or used for targeted advertising?||Categories of third parties|
|A. Identifiers.||Yes||Network advertisers; affiliate marketing programs; data analytics services; performance monitoring tools; social networks; retargeting platforms; colleges and universities|
|B. Personal information categories listed in state statutes, including the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||Yes||Network advertisers; affiliate marketing programs; data analytics services; performance monitoring tools; social networks; retargeting platforms; colleges and universities|
|C. Protected classification characteristics under state or federal law.||No||N/A|
|D. Commercial information.||Yes||Network advertisers; affiliate marketing programs; data analytics services; performance monitoring tools; social networks; retargeting platforms; colleges and universities|
|E. Biometric information.||Not collected||N/A|
|F. Internet or other similar network activity.||Yes|
|G. Geolocation data.||Yes|
|H. Sensory data.||Not collected||N/A|
|I. Professional or employment-related information.||No||N/A|
|J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).||No||N/A|
|K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.||Yes|
|Sensitive Personal Information – The contents of your communications||No||N/A|
|Sensitive Personal Information – racial or ethnic origin||No||N/A|
For more information about rights and choices you may have regarding these practices, please visit the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
The website uses the following types of cookies:
If you’d like to opt-out of the sale or sharing of your personal information by Elsmere, please visit Elsmere’s website, located here, and navigate to the “Do Not Sell or Share my Personal Information” button. Elsmere’s corporate website also contains additional information on cookies, which may provide you with more details or understanding of the cookies Elsmere uses on this website. Elsmere’s cookies notice is available here.
Elsmere utilizes reasonable technical, organizational, administrative, and physical security measures to protect information collected through this website, based on the information and technology available to Elsmere and the categories of personal information collected. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to ensure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from this website is at your own risk. You should only access this website within a secure environment.
This website may link to other websites, including other websites hosted by Elsmere, other sites of the University, or other external third-party websites. These websites may have different privacy and information practices than Elsmere and the University. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of all websites you visit.
You may have certain rights regarding the information collected through the website pursuant to state law, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”), Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”) or the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA”), or under federal law, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). The applicable law and rights you may have may depend on whether you are a student or applicant of the University, or whether you are a website visitor.
If the information collected through the website is within the scope of state consumer privacy laws, you may have the following rights:
We may modify this policy from time to time if our practices or the law changes, or for other reasons. Your continued use of the website following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes and this Privacy Notice. Changes will be effective upon posting, unless otherwise indicated. We will update the “last updated” date at the bottom of this notice so that you are aware of when it was last updated. We encourage you to check this notice frequently and to observe the last updated date so that you are aware of changes to this notice.