Privacy Notice

Effective Date: January 2019


The French-American School of New York (“FASNY,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy notice to describe how we collect, use, share, and otherwise process the personal information of individuals who visit our website www.fasny.org (“Site”) or interact with us offline.
 

Information Collection


We collect information you voluntarily provide to us, including your name, address, phone number, email address, financial information, employment information, or additional information you choose to provide to us, including information related to FASNY students and prospective students such as their name, age, address, date of birth, gender, and educational and health information. We collect this information when you contact us, including through the submission of an online form; submit an application; participate in a survey; donate to FASNY; register for our programs and events; or interact with us in any other manner.

We collect technical information, including, but not limited to, browser type, IP address, pages visited and other activities on the Site, device type, and time and date of visit. We also collect location information if permitted by your browser settings. We may use cookies or similar technologies to collect such information for advertising and other purposes. See the Digital Advertising and Analytics section of this privacy notice to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you.

The provision of personal information is sometimes required by law and at other times is a result of a contractual requirement. You may be required to provide personal information, for example, in a case where we sign a contract with you, and the non-provision of personal information could, in certain circumstances, prevent a transaction from concluding.
 

Information Use


We use your personal information, including for the following purposes:

  • To provide FASNY’s services, including to process applications for admission and financial aid, create student and parent directories, and register you or your child for FASNY programs and services;

  • To respond to your inquiries;

  • To fundraise and process financial donations;

  • To communicate with website visitors, students, parents, applicants, alumni, and others;

  • For business purposes, such as analytics, research, advertising and marketing, payment processing, and operational purposes;

  • To maintain, operate, customize, and improve the Site;

  • To comply with law enforcement and maintain the security of our Site and FASNY; or

  • As otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use.

We do not use automatic decision-making or engage in profiling.

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.
 

Information Sharing


We share personal information with third parties, including the following:

  • With teachers and other employees of FASNY;
     
  • At your direction or request, such as providing student information to third parties related to standardized testing, in connection with financial aid applications and administration, or in association with higher education;
     
  • With third parties that provide services on our behalf, such as those that provide website operation, educational software, and record-keeping services;
     
  • With accreditation and oversight authorities;
     
  • As part of a sale, merger or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets, including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
     
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process or as otherwise required or requested by law, regulation, or government authority programs, or to protect our rights or the rights or safety of third parties; or
     
  • With your consent (on behalf of yourself or as a student’s parent/guardian) or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated without restriction.

Please note that posts to discussion forums, discussion boards, comments to blogs, and alumni class notes are viewable by other users, and may be viewable by the general public if not in a password-protected area of the Site.
 

Digital Advertising and Analytics


We may partner with ad networks and other ad-serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated platforms. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

FASNY adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this interest-based advertising activity. You may visit the DAA Webchoices tool at www.aboutads.info to learn more about this type of advertising and how to opt out of this advertising on websites by companies participating in the DAA self-regulatory program. If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choices exercised through the DAA Webchoices tool. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. Additionally, your browser may offer tools to limit the use of cookies or to delete cookies; however, if you use these tools, our Site may not function as intended.

We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. FASNY uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
 

Third-Party Links and Tools


The Site may provide links to third-party websites or apps, including our social media pages. We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this privacy notice. You should review the privacy notices of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.

The Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social-networking tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on the Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy notices of the companies that provide those features. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy notices of any accounts you create and use.
 

International Visitors


This section applies to those that visit our website from the European Economic Area or Switzerland.

FASNY processes personal information with your consent (e.g., when FASNY processes personal information to provide goods and services you request, such as to provide your information to third parties at your direction, such as in connection with financial aid).

On other occasions, FASNY may process personal information when it needs to do this to fulfill a contract (for example, to process admission applications) or where required to do this by law.

If necessary, FASNY may also process personal information when it is in FASNY’s legitimate interests to do this (e.g., for customer service) and when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights.

Please be aware that the personal information we collect may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, country, or other jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your location. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store personal information in the United States.

You have a right to the following:

  • To request access to the personal information we hold about you;
  • To request that we rectify or erase your personal information;
  • To request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal information;
  • Under certain circumstances, to receive personal information about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal information directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and
  • Where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal information.

To exercise these rights, contact itdirector@fasny.org or use the “Contact Us” section below. Please be aware that FASNY may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstances, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so.

Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us. To do so, contact the supervisory authority in your country of residence.
 

Retention


We will process and store your information only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of information is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding information is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.
 

Changes to Our Privacy Notice


If our information practices change, we will post these changes on this page. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of any updates.
 

Contact Us


If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us, in our role as data controller, at:

320 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 250-0000
communications@fasny.org

For visitors from the European Economic Area and Switzerland, contact our Data Protection Officer at:

320 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 250-6500
itdirector@fasny.org