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Privacy Statement

Terms and conditions
Welcome to the website of University of Holy Cross (“Holy Cross”). This policy describes the types of information we (as members of the Holy Cross team) may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit this website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. By using our website, you agree to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.  If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our information practices, please contact us using the options provided below. 

Access to Our Website
We strive to ensure that our website is available and functioning properly at all times. However, we do not guarantee that our website will be available or free from errors or interruptions. We reserve the right to suspend or withdraw our website or any part thereof, at any time without notice. We will not be liable if our website is unavailable or interrupted for any reason.

Use of Our Website
Our website is intended for lawful and authorized use only. You may use our website for your personal and non-commercial use only. You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website, or in any way that is unlawful, fraudulent, harmful or offensive.

We do not intend to collect, and we will not knowingly collect or solicit, personal information online from children under the age of 13 or as defined by local legal requirements, except on services specifically directed to children. For those services, we follow applicable data protection laws with respect to children’s privacy, as set forth in the additional disclosures posted within the relevant service. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may only use the website under the supervision of your parent, legal guardian, or another responsible adult. We impose these age restrictions to ensure compliance with children protection laws, including but not limited to, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  In no event will Holy Cross be liable for any damages whatsoever arising in any way from the use of our website by children under 13 years of age or by unsupervised children between the ages 13 and 18.

Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved. You may not copy, distribute, transmit or use any of the material on our website without our prior written consent. Unauthorized use of our website or any of its contents may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

User Content
Our website may allow you to post, submit or upload content such as comments, reviews or other information. By submitting content to our website, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based on, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise exploit in any manner such content in all formats and distribution channels now known or hereafter devised (including in connection with the website and University of Holy Cross's business and on third-party sites and services), without further notice to or consent from you, and without the requirement of payment to you or any other person or entity. Your user contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the website with whom you may choose to share your contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your uploaded content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Please refer to our below Limitations of Liability that govern this section (“User Content”).

We reserve the right to remove any content from our website at any time, for any reason, without notice. We are not responsible for the content posted by users of our website.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. Our privacy policy sets out how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By using our website, you consent to our privacy policy.

Limitations of Liability
We will not be liable to you in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, our website for any indirect, special, or consequential loss or damage, any loss of business, revenue, profits, data, or anticipated savings, and any loss or corruption of information or data. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to our use of the information collected online. While we strive to protect visitor’s personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the information you transmit to us, and if you choose to use the website, you do so at your own risk.

These limitations of liability apply even if we have been expressly advised of the potential loss.

You agree to indemnify us, and our officers, employees and agents, from any claims, actions, suits or demands, including reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising from or related to your use of our website or your breach of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of These Terms and Conditions
We take breaches of these terms and conditions seriously. Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, and/or contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website.

Data Collection
Holy Cross is a system of organizations and institutions of higher education involved in education, research, and community development. In order for Holy Cross and its organizations and institutions to educate its students both in class and online, engage in world-class research, and provide community services, it is essential and necessary, that we have a lawful basis to collect, process, use, and maintain data of students, employees, applicants, research subjects, visitors and others involved in our educational, research, and community programs. The lawful basis includes, without limitation, admission; registration; delivery of classroom, online, and study abroad education; grades; communications; employment; applied research; development; program analysis for improvements; and records retention. Examples of data that we may need to collect in connection with the lawful basis are: name, email address, IP address, physical address or other location identifiers, photos, as well as some sensitive personal data obtained, if applicable, with prior consent. To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Holy Cross, and its suppliers and distributors, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the services. We will not be liable to you for any lost profits or other consequential, special, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this statement.

As you navigate through and interact with our website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, to collect and analyze information about the use of our website. This allows us to both improve our site and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. More information about Google’s Privacy Policy and Google Analytics opt-out can be found here.

Links to Other Sites, or Content Embedded into our Site(s) from External Sources
This website may include links to other websites and/or apps, or may display content from external services or providers. Except as part of formal business relationships between Holy Cross and service vendors, a link from this website does not imply endorsement of a destination site. While we strive to be a good steward of third-party embedded content, these third parties may have their own privacy policies. Holy Cross is not responsible for the privacy practices of these external third parties. For your own protection, you should review the privacy policy of any site linked to from our website or any site to which you provide personal information.

Third-Party Use of Cookies
Third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device that allow us to collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with our services. Cookies are widely used in order to, for example, make websites work properly, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of a website or online service. Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the website may be served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. 

We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. 

Your FERPA Rights 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA” or the “Act”) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. For more information on any rights you may have please visit or

General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you are entitled to know your user rights. To learn more visit:

We reserve the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. By continuing to use our website, you agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions.

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. Should consent be required under any applicable law, your use of the website is deemed as consent for any activity falling under this section.

Entire Agreement
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Holy Cross and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of our website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Louisiana.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about these terms and conditions, please contact us at

Thank you for using the website of the University of Holy Cross. We hope you find it informative and useful.