Updated January 12, 2018
Nichols College (“we” or “Nichols College”) respects your privacy, and has created this Privacy Policy to describe the personal information Nichols College collects about you; how we use that information; how we protect it; and the choices you may make with respect to your personal information.

This Privacy Policy only reflects our policy with regard to the MyNichols Online Alumni Community (the “Online Community”).

The Online Community may contain links to third-party websites, content, and services that are not owned or controlled by Nichols College. Nichols College is not responsible for how these properties operate or treat your personal information, so we recommend that you read the privacy policies and terms associated with those third party properties carefully.

Information We Collect and Use

When You Register for the Online Community
To access the Online Community, you must register so we can verify your status as an alumnus/a of Nichols College and personalize the site for you.

If you choose to register, you will be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information that includes a user name, password, your real name, email address and mailing address.

As a Part of the Online Community
As a member of the Online Community, you may, but are not required to, provide us with additional personally identifiable information, including your current employer, details about your education and spouse, and other information about you.

Information Collected Automatically
We automatically collect certain information about visitors, including IP address, browser type, and the page or service you are requesting.

How We Use Personal Information

To Serve You
If you sign up for one of our e-mail or physical mailing lists, we will send you the kinds of information you have requested. We also use aggregate and/or de-identified data about visitors to the Online Community for various business purposes including improvement activities.

Publication of Class Notes
We may publish the class notes you submit to the Online Community along with certain identifying information in print publications such as the alumni magazine.

To Keep in Contact with You
We may use your contact information to send you further information about our organization, including news, event invitations and donation requests.

How We Share Your Personal Information

With Service Providers and Business Partners:
We may retain third parties to perform services on our behalf, and we may collaborate with companies and individuals with respect to particular products or services (these third parties, collectively, “Providers”). Depending on the nature of the relationship with these Providers, we may share with them your mailing addresses and e-mail addresses so that they may provide you with college-sponsored offers and opportunities.

To Comply with Law:
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a regulatory requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety, rights, or property of our customers, the public or Emmanuel College.

In Aggregate or De-identified Form:
We may aggregate and/or de-identify data about visitors to our site for various business purposes including product and service development and improvement activities.

User Generated Content (Including Comments and Profiles)

As part of the Online Community, we offer opportunities for you to engage in discussions, post information, and communicate with other alumni. If you chose to disclose information through any of these avenues, you should be aware that such information can be read, collected, and used by other alumni and developers. Emmanuel College is not responsible for any information you chose to make available to other users in the Online Community or any subsequent use or re-disclosure by other alumni.

You can remove any information you have provided on the Online Community at any time. However, others may have copied and used the information that you shared.

Security Policies

We use technical, administrative and procedural measures in an attempt to safeguard your personal and other information from unauthorized access or use. No such measure is ever 100% effective though, so we do not guarantee that your personal and other information will be secure from theft, loss, or unauthorized access or use, and we make no representation as to the reasonableness, efficacy, or appropriateness of the measures we use to safeguard such information. Users are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of their own passwords. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of an account you have with us may have been compromised), please immediately notify us by contacting us at

Your Privacy Choices and Updates

You may always update your personal information and your preferences. You may update any information previously provided to us on your MyNichols NetCommunity profile page, and you may update your communications preferences at any time through the My Subscriptions link. You may also opt-out of particular mailing lists by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the email message.

You have control over what information is shared with other alumni via the Online Community. Each piece of profile information—such as address, current company, etc.—can be selectively hidden or displayed to other Online Community members. You can update such information and privacy settings on your MyNichols profile page, and we encourage you to periodically review your profile to ensure that all information is accurate and that you are sharing or hiding the information as you want.

If you have any difficulty finding these tools or otherwise updating your preferences, please feel free to reach out to

Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your personal information or require assistance in managing your choices.

Nichols College Office for Advancement
866-622-4766 (phone) (e-mail)

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may update and timely post revisions to this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. If the Privacy Policy changes in a way that significantly affects how we handle personal information, we will not use the personal information we previously gathered in the manner described in the new policy without providing notice and/or obtaining your consent, as appropriate. Minor changes to the policy may occur that will not significantly affect our use of personal information without notice or consent. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy was updated as of the effective date listed above.