Notice of Privacy Practices
Hamilton College (“Hamilton,” “College,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is an institution of higher education. If you visit our websites, apply to or attend Hamilton (as a student, employee, or faculty member), make online donations, use any of the systems or services Hamilton provides, or complete any associated online forms, you should be aware that we may be collecting certain personal information from you.
Information We Collect
Depending on the nature of our relationship with you, we may collect and process certain information and data that may be used to identify you (“personal information”). This may include your: contact information; identity information; financial information; medical information; professional information; technical information; usage information; and any other information you may provide in any of the fillable forms throughout our webpages.
Your personal data may be collected by any of the means listed above or as described in our policies (i.e. you applied to Hamilton, made an online donation, viewed or interacted with our website, etc.). All of the data we collect is protected. It is collected and processed for College-related purposes only. Most of the personal data we collect is provided to us directly by you so that we may commence or continue our relationship with you. We may also collect usage and technical data such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address. In addition to cookie data, this type of usage data allows us to operate and maintain our website and make it accessible to you. We do not, and will not, sell your personal information to third parties.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Where we intend to process your personal information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected, we will provide you with information regarding the purpose for the processing, as well as other relevant information, prior to processing your personal information for the new purpose.
With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information
Your personal data may be collected by any of the means listed above (i.e. you applied to Hamilton, made an online donation, viewed or interacted with our website, etc.). All of the data we collect is protected. It is collected and processed for College-related purposes only. Most of the personal data we collect is provided to us directly by you so that we may commence or continue our relationship with you. We may also collect usage and technical data such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address. In addition to cookie data, this type of usage data allows us to operate and maintain our website and make it accessible to you. We do not, and will not, sell your personal information to third parties.
Commitment to Data Security
For more information regarding Hamilton’s policies and procedures for collecting and processing your personal information, please review the following:
- Hamilton’s GDPR Privacy Notices
In addition to these policies, Hamilton 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. For more information, please click here: (Hamilton College FERPA page).
Changes to Notices and Policies
Hamilton reserves the right to change these policies at any time. Please regularly review these policies and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Changes to these policies are effective upon posting to this privacy page.
If you have any questions concerning these policies, please contact us at:
Information Security Officer
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Last Reviewed: 8/18/2020
Last Updated: 8/18/2020