Privacy Policy

Information We Collect

When users visit the Franklin & Marshall College website(s), the webmaster collects information concerning their Internet connection, which pages they visit on the site, the Internet Protocol Number (IP) from which they accessed, and other general information about their visit to the website. Information associated with an individual IP Number may be used for internal diagnostics and investigation of misconduct or security issues. The collection of this information is intended to help Franklin & Marshall (F&M) deliver efficient and useful service, and it may be used to analyze trends, create summary statistics for determining technical design specifications, and to otherwise aid in monitoring system performance. Such information is stored on a temporary basis, and F&M will exercise reasonable care to release it only if legally mandated by law enforcement investigators, required by court proceedings, or deemed necessary to internal investigations of violations of F&M rules and regulations.

F&M does not intend to sell, swap, rent, or otherwise disclose for commercial purposes, information regarding the behavior, habits, or demographics of those who visit F&M-controlled websites.

Certain parts of F&M website(s) may require tracking techniques to follow the user's progress through courses, materials or programs or to verify information acquired from other sources. F&M sometimes provides links to websites outside the network and is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any website to which it may link. Neither does provision of links from official F&M websites to sites located outside of the F&M domain imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites on the part of F&M.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy

F&M is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding the release of student education records and, in the event of conflict with this policy, FERPA will govern. A guide to understanding FERPA is available in the office of the Registrar. See the full text of F&M's policy with regard to FERPA.

Personal Information

F&M does not intend to sell, swap, rent, or otherwise disclose to third parties for commercial purposes, except within the scope of ordinary college functions, your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information you provide.

Privacy, Generally

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the entire Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) Web site, This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

F&M takes reasonable precautions to maintain the privacy and security of personal information disclosed to us. However, we cannot guarantee that these efforts will always be successful and, therefore, users must assume the risk of a breach of F&M privacy and security systems. We cannot guarantee that this information will remain secure and are not responsible for any loss or theft of your information. Individuals are advised to be discreet and cautious in their use of our systems. This Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically and may be modified at the discretion of the College. Any such changes will be posted on this site. This policy was last modified on March 21, 2017.

Questions About This Policy

If there are any questions or concerns about F&M's website policy, the practices of F&M's website, or use of the website, please contact the Director of Web Content and Multimedia or another staff member in the Office of Communications.

Policy Maintained by:  Office of Communications, Vice President for Communications
​Last Reviewed:  7 November 2017