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Privacy Policy

Marymount Manhattan College is aware and concerned about your right to privacy. When you use technology-related services such as e-mail, Web surfing, and work-/academic-related application software on your computer, you can be assured that information entered or transferred will be treated confidentially. We will not disclose personal information about you or your activities to anyone inside or outside Marymount Manhattan College unless we are required to do so by law or College policy. 

Data Security 

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information. The Information Technology department at Marymount Manhattan employs various measures to protect the security of its computing resources and its users’ accounts. Please be aware, however, that the College cannot guarantee such security. Therefore, you should engage in “safe computing” practices by establishing appropriate access restrictions for your accounts and by guarding your passwords. We use SSL (secure sockets layer) technology to ensure that each of our web locations that take financial transactions are safe and secure. Our SSL Web Server certificate is provided by Thawte.com. 

What Information Does Marymount Manhattan College Collect? 

In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, Information Technology department at Marymount Manhattan employs software programs to do such things as monitor network traffic, identify potential unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, and to detect computer viruses and other software that might damage College computers or the network. Software is also used to monitor and tune the performance of the College network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect information such as IP addresses, e-mail headers, and addresses from network packets. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the College’s networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to internal or external parties without your consent unless required by law or College policy. 

Our websites, marymount.mmm.edu, mmcconnect.mmm.edu, and summer.mmm.edu, receives and records certain types of information including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your domain name, and computer and connection information such as browser type and version. In addition, like many Web sites, we use a technology called “cookies” to record your activity while visiting the Web site. A number of companies and browsers offer utilities designed to block the passage of automatic information or the use of cookies. Although these utilities may prevent you from using certain features of the website, we want you to be aware that these tools exist. 

There are external websites that are not associated with Marymount Manhattan College that act as public forums and will ask for personal information. Please be aware that the College has no control over these sites and each student should exercise extreme care in posting any personal information. 

Does Marymount Manhattan College Share My Personal Information? 

Marymount Manhattan College does not sell, rent or share your individual information with third-party marketers, data collection companies or entities outside the College. Financial information is secured according to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 2000 and other non-public information according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Aggregated (consolidated) demographic information which does not reveal individual information may be shared to describe our online visitor base. This information is purely statistical in nature and cannot be tied to the individuals who provided the data. 

Who Can I Contact With Specific Questions? 

If you have any questions or concerns about the information collected about you, please write us at the following address: Marymount Manhattan College, attn: Business Office, 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY 11232. As Marymount Manhattan College continues to upgrade and enhance its Web site, our commitment to your privacy remains paramount. Questions regarding this Privacy Statement can be directed to wm@mmm.edu. Questions or concerns regarding financial transactions on the mmcconnect.mmm.edu site should be directed to our Center For Student Services Office, css@mmm.edu. 

Changes To Privacy Policies 

Marymount Manhattan College reserves the right to change its privacy policies at any time. Please review this Privacy Statement periodically to learn about any changes.