Privacy Policy

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This notice describes how your personal data may be processed by The Elisabeth Morrow School (“The Elisabeth Morrow School,” “We,” and “Us”) and what your rights are with respect to your personal data. please review it carefully.

This Notice is being provided to you in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, or the “GDPR”). Generally, the GDPR will apply only to Personal Data you provide to Us while you are in the European Union.

What is “Personal Data” and “Processing”?

Under the GDPR, “Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable Data Subject; specifically including, but not limited to, name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that Data Subject. A Data Subject is an identifiable natural person, i.e., one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular, by reference to Personal Data. Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. “Process” and “processed” have a corresponding meaning.

The GDPR prohibits the processing of “special categories” of Personal Data unless certain exceptions apply because this type of data could create more significant risks to a Data Subject’s fundamental rights and freedoms. For example, unauthorized disclosure of “special categories” of Personal Data may put Data Subjects at risk of unlawful discrimination. For this purpose, processing of “special categories” of Personal Data includes processing of: (i) Personal Data that reveals; (A) racial or ethnic origin, (B) political opinions, (C) religious or philosophical beliefs, or (D) trade union membership; or (ii) (A) genetic data, (B) biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, (C) data concerning health; or (D) data concerning a natural personal’s sex life or sexual orientation.

How and When Do We Collect Your Personal Data?

We may lawfully collect your Personal Data in a number of ways for legitimate purposes, for example: (i) from the information you provide to us when you visit our website(s) (accessible through any elisabethmorrow.org domain URL) or otherwise interact with us before enrolling, for example when you express your interest in studying at the The Elisabeth Morrow School; (ii) when you communicate with us via our website, for example in order to make inquiries or raise concerns; and (iii) in various other ways as you interact with us on our website, for the various purposes set out below.

The Types of Personal Data We Process

We may process (i.e., collect and keep) the following types of Personal Data about you: (i) your name and your contact information, i.e., local and permanent address, email address and telephone number; (ii) your date of birth, gender and gender identity, and Social Security number or taxpayer identification number [which generally you do not need to provide]; (iii) your country of domicile and your nationality; (iv) information about your academic and your extracurricular interests and activities; and (v) certain other information you may be asked to provide in connection with any online forms available on our website.

If you are asked to create an account on our website for any reason, we may ask you to provide your: name, e-mail address, student ID number (if you are a student or former student of The Elisabeth Morrow School), telephone number, organization name, address, not-for-profit status, and credit card information. The legal basis for processing your personal information is that it is necessary in order to provide the stated services to you.

We also may collect background information about you when you use our website, including your IP address, date and time of connection, and the web pages you visit. We also employ cookies on our website. Users will receive notification of this policy when using the website.

How We Use Your Personal Data

The lawful and legitimate purpose for which we may use Personal Data (including “special categories” of Personal Data) include: (i) responding to your request for information about The Elisabeth Morrow School; (ii) sending you newsletters or other information; (iii) enabling your attendance at an event at the The Elisabeth Morrow School; and (iv) enabling you to purchase items from our website.

The lawful and legitimate purposes for which we may use other Personal Data (including “special categories” of Personal Data) we collect while you visit our website (e.g., the background information such as IP address, date and time, and the web pages you visit) is that it is in our legitimate interests to provide and monitor the usefulness of our website and to ensure it is kept secure.

Why We Process Your Personal Data

As set out above, we may process your Personal Data because it is necessary in order to take certain actions at your request (e.g., if you create an account, are making a donation or purchasing something on our website). The legal basis for processing your personal information is that it is necessary in order for you to receive the stated services.

Where we have determined that processing your Personal Data is in our legitimate interest, we have concluded that our interest does not inappropriately impact your fundamental rights and freedoms. You may ask us to explain our determination at any time by contacting us, as explained below.

How We Share Your Personal Data

For the purposes referred to in this Notice, and relying on the bases for processing as set out above, we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties in accordance with applicable law and with our Board of Trustees, faculty members, employees, agents, contractors, consultants, volunteers, and students serving on official committees of the The Elisabeth Morrow School or assisting school officials, where there is a legitimate reason for their receiving the information, including: (i) third parties who work with us to provide services; (ii) third parties who are contracted to provide IT services for us; (iii) internal and external auditors, attorneys, and other professional service providers; (iv) government departments and agencies where we have a statutory obligation to provide information; (v) police and other law enforcement agencies; (vi) third parties conducting surveys, and (vii) third parties who collect standard internet log information and details of your visitor behavior patterns so that we can monitor, for example, the number of visitors to each page on our website.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personal Data to outside parties, except as explained herein. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us as noted above in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We also may release your Personal Data when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable website visitor information (i.e., information that has been “pseudonymised” as described in the GDPR) may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses without restriction.

Your Rights with Respect to Your Personal Data

Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights with respect to your Personal Data. You have the right, in certain circumstances, to request: (i) access to your Personal Data, (ii) rectification of mistakes or errors and/or erasure of your Personal Data, (iii) that we restrict processing, and, (iv) data portability.

In certain circumstances, you also may have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data. If The Elisabeth Morrow School requested, and you provided your explicit consent for the processing of your Personal Data (or where a parent or legal guardian provided consent on your behalf because you were under the age of 16 at the time consent was required), you (or your parent or legal guardian, as applicable) have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw that consent at any time. However, withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.

If you would like more information about, or if you would like to exercise any of these individual rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer (contact information is below).

Questions/Concerns/Complaints

If you have questions, concerns or complaints about how we are using your Personal Data, contact the School (contact information is below). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable Supervisory Authority (here) if you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of the GDPR with regard to your Personal Data, or if you are not happy with the response you receive from us regarding your complaint.

Relevant Contacts

The Elisabeth Morrow School may be a “controller” and also may be a “processor” (as those terms are used in the GDPR) of your Personal Data for the purposes of the GDPR. If you have any questions or concerns as to how your Personal Data is collected and/or processed by The Elisabeth Morrow School you can contact: 


Data Privacy
The Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker St
Englewood, NJ 07631
privacy@elisabethmorrow.org