Legal: Privacy Policy

This is the web site of The University of Chicago Office of College Admissions.

Our postal address is

Office of College Admissions
The University of Chicago
1101 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Daniel Follmer
Deputy Dean and Director of College Admissions
follmerd@uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago Office of College Admissions is committed to safeguarding the privacy of applicants and their parents or guardians. This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you. When you submit your application to us, or otherwise provide us with information or use our websites and other services, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

UNIVERSITY USE OF INFORMATION

College Admissions will use information that you provide to us and information we collect about you to administer your application. In addition, we may use your information to analyze and improve our admissions process, for outreach efforts, and for other University processes and functions. We also might use your information to conduct general research. We may use your information and share it internally with other University offices and units. For example, we may share your information with the College, Career Advancement, or others for administrative purposes or in order to provide services to you.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

We may collect credit card information from you for your enrollment deposit. A reputable third-party financial institution handles our credit card transactions.

Whenever you transmit credit card information through our site, the numbers and letters are scrambled using encryption technology to protect the information from being stolen or intercepted. To protect your security, we do not allow you to store your credit card number from session to session.

COOKIES

Our website uses a built-in feature of your browser to set a “cookie”. Your name, and other personal or biographical information, is not shared. Unless you explicitly provide this information, we will not be aware of your identity. The cookies set can be classified as “performance cookies”—used to improve the speed, functionality, and usability for site visitors. Browsers give you the ability to reject specific cookies, or all cookies, if you choose. However, rejecting cookies may impact your ability to use certain features of the the site. 

THIRD PARTIES

We may disclose your information to third parties as follows:

Consent. We may disclose your information to third parties if we have your consent to do so.

Parents and Guardians. In some cases, we may share your information with a parent or guardian if necessary to properly complete the admissions process or in the event of an emergency.

Service Providers. We may use third parties to support our operations. In such cases, we may share your information with such third parties.

School Counselors and Administrators. We may use your information and share it with your school counselors and administrators.

University Affiliated Programs. We may share your information with third parties that are affiliated with the University for the purpose of contacting you about goods, services, or experiences that may be of interest to you.

Research and Studies. We may share your information with third parties that study admissions or other topics related to higher education. We may also share your information with third parties that conduct research or develop products or services designed to improve admissions and other higher education functions.

Required by Law. We may share your information with third parties to the extent we are required to do so by law, court order, or subpoena.

Emergency Circumstances. We may share your information with third parties if, in our sole judgment, such disclosure is necessary to protect the health, safety, or property of any person.

Compelling Purpose and Leadership Approval. We may share your information in other cases when there is a compelling purpose regarding benefit to the University or members of our community and when approved by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement or his or her designee.

De-Identified and Aggregate Information. We may use and disclose information about our applicants in de-identified or aggregate form without limitation.

SECURITY

You must have a secure browser—one that supports secure transmission of data across the Internet—to apply online to the University. For more information about your browser’s security features, use your browser’s help feature.

We seek to implement appropriate security measures to protect your information when you transmit it to us and when we store it on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. When you send us credit card information over the Internet, we use industry standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Your password is protected so that only you can access it and view the information that you provide to us through the online applicants’ site.  We strongly advise you not to share your password with anyone.

UPDATES TO THIS POLICY

We may update or change this policy at any time. Your continued use of this site after any such change indicates your acceptance of such changes.

Last update: 7/14/17.