Effective date: March 1, 2020
We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. 


Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for and exercise no control over the organizations, views, privacy practices, security, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to with the subject "Link request."


If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available in Media Resources.


This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at


When you use this Web site, we may collect and store certain information automatically, including the following information: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from the College of William & Mary's domain), your IP address, your browser type, the date and time you access our site, your activities on the site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the use of the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

We may also use service providers, such as Google Analytics, that may use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about your online activities across this and other sites over time for analytics and other non-advertising purposes such as those described above.  Analytics data collected may also be used by Google and combined with other data for interest-based advertising as described below.  The Google Analytics Advertising Features that we use may include remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and integrated services with Google AdWords.  To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data and the choices Google may offer to control these activities, you may visit and to opt-out of Google Analytics you may visit  To opt-out of interest-based advertising by Google and other companies participating in industry self-regulation, please see below.


Additionally, we may partner with third-party service providers that serve advertisements on non-affiliated websites.  Some of those advertisements may be interest-based, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information these service providers collect about your online activities on this Web site and other non-affiliated sites over time.  To opt-out of interest-based advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program, you may visit


If you provide personally identifying information, such as by completing the Profile update form, making a donation, contacting us, or signing up for updates as described below, or submitting an application for admission, this information will be used to provide you with the services requested.  The information you provide may include, for example, contact information; payment card information; and educational, family, or demographic data about yourself or your child that you submit in an application.  We may also use the information that we have to provide more targeted content and information about us. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future marketing mailings; see the "Opt-Out" section below.


You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information when you contact us, for example in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing personally identifying information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law or when we believe sharing is necessary to protect safety or legal rights, we do not share any personally identifying information we receive with any outside parties (other than service providers that perform functions on our behalf).

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties for marketing purposes.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has sent email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact the child, is not disclosed, and is deleted after responding to their request.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. If you opt-out, we will continue to maintain your information in our database, for other purposes.


We may update our privacy policy from time to time.  We will notify you of changes by posting the revised policy to this Web site.  We encourage you to check back for updates.  If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at
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