If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any personal information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact us at:
Personal Information Collected
Nichols does not collect any personal information above and beyond the information you provide us. Applying to the school, updating alumni information, parent address updates and registering for events are examples of transactions that require us to collect personal information. Nichols only uses the information collected to complete the intended transaction. Nichols will not release personal information to a third party unless it is required to complete the transaction. Using a credit card to make a purchase is an example of a transaction that requires a third party to complete.
User Access and Choice
Nichols works to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying Nichols of those changes.
Nichols will retain your information for as long as your account(s) is/are active or as long as needed to provide you services that you have requested. Nichols may also retain and use your information in order to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce agreements.
Nichols will provide an individual access to any personal information held about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request this information by contacting Nichols using the contact information provided above. There is no charge for an individual to access or update his or her personal information.
Nichols uses Google Analytics, a common website analytics tools, to determine usage information about visitors to our website. This allows us to determine browsing trends that help us to create content that is appealing to visitors. We use this tool to collect information such as browser version, last page visited, next page visited and time spent on the site. For more information about Google Analytics, please refer to the website, “How Google uses data when you use Our partners’ sites or apps” at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Online Tracking / Do Not Track
We do not track our visitors across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your internet browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.
No Collection of Children’s Personal Information
We use various technologies and processes for protection of your data, and we limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to what they need to carry out their responsibilities. Personal information such as names, addresses and credit card numbers used for transactions is deleted from the site after the transactions are complete.
Social Media Platforms
The Nichols website includes social media features, like a Facebook button for accessing the Nichols Facebook page. Nichols may also provide blogs, forums, alumni class notes, and other related features. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. We also maintain presences on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with any third party features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
Links to other Websites
Our website has links to third party websites such as Youtube and Schoology. Nichols cannot control, and therefore, is not responsible for your privacy on those sites. Please refer to their privacy policies if you have any concerns with their sites.
Disclosure of Data
We Operate in the United States
You understand that electronic communications may be accessed by unauthorized parties when communicated across the Internet, network communications facilities, or other electronic means. You agree that Nichols is not responsible for any electronic communication and/or any of your data which may be lost, altered, intercepted or stored without authorization during the transmission of any data whatsoever across networks not owned and/or operated by Nichols. Nichols does not guarantee that your information will not be misused or disclosed to third parties. Nichols will not have any liability to you for any such misuse or disclosure.