Privacy & Terms

The Delaware College of Art and Design is committed to protecting the privacy of its online visitors, as well as the intellectual property and other rights in the contents of this site. DCAD provides this web site subject to the following Privacy Policy and Terms of Use:

  • Site Materials

    The materials on this site, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos and designs, are the exclusive property of DCAD and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. The content of this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published, broadcast, modified and/or exploited commercially without the prior written permission of DCAD or, in the case of third party content, the owner of that content. The DCAD logo, the www.dcad.edu domain name, and related marks are trademarks of DCAD protected by U.S. and international laws. These trademarks may not be used or displayed without prior written consent. All other trademarks, product and company names and logos appearing on this web site are the property of their respective owners.

    The information provided on this web site is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. DCAD cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness of any information contained on this site. DCAD reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.

  • Links

    On this site, links to outside web sites are offered as a convenience. Please be aware that DCAD is not responsible for the contents of any outside web sites. Inclusion of links to outside web sites does not imply DCAD’s endorsement or approval, and DCAD makes no representation or warranty regarding, the linked sites or their content. In addition, this Policy applies solely to information collected by the DCAD web site. Visitors, should they leave this site, are encouraged to read the privacy statements of the other sites they visit.

  • About the information DCAD collects

    Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) complies with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by requiring “consent” when requesting personal data, i.e., “any data that allows a living person to be directly or indirectly identified.” The College only requests personal data that is lawful and processes the data when
    necessary and “with consent” for enrollment, institutional research, financial aid, student housing, and federal reporting or compliance.

    For residents of the EU, please note that our Privacy Policy has been updated in accordance with the requirements of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): transparency, consent, breach notification, data minimization, right of rectification, right to be forgotten, data portability, privacy by design, and data protection. For residents of the US, by visiting our website, communicating with DCAD, or otherwise indicating that you agree to this Privacy Policy, you consent to and authorize our use of your personal information as follows:

    Admissions, Prospects and Accepted Students – The College communicates with, collects with “consent” prospect, and accepted student personal data for legitimate interests as grounds to process the Admissions and institutional research databases, and deletes electronic and/or hard copies of personal data within four years.

    Admissions, Enrolled Students – The College communicates with and collects with “consent” enrolled students’ personal data for legitimate interests as grounds to process the Admissions and institutional research databases and stores both electronic and/or hard copies of personal information for the lifetime of the College.

    Alumni – The College communicates with and collects with “consent” alumni personal data for legitimate interest as grounds to process donor and institutional research databases. The College stores both electronic and/or hard copies of alumni personal information for the lifetime of the College.

    Community Programs – The College communicates with and collects with “consent” enrolled students’ personal data for legitimate interests as grounds to process the Community Programs, Admissions and institutional research databases, and stores both electronic and/or hard copies of personal information for the lifetime of the College. The College requires interested students who are 13 years of age or under to provide parent/guardian email to verify “consent.”

    Employment – The College communicates with and collects with “consent” personal employment data for legitimate interests as grounds to process the Human Resource and institutional research databases. The College deletes all personal data collected with “consent” prior to employment within four years. However, for individuals who are offered employment, the College stores both electronic and/or hard copies of
    personal data collected during the employment process for the lifetime of the College.

    Marketing – The College communicates and collects with “consent” information from the public for legitimate interests as grounds to process institutional research, marketing/communication, and recruitment databases. The College stores both electronic and/or hard copies of marketing/communication information for the lifetime of the College.

    The College has established IT safeguards to collect, store, share, use, disclose, retrieve, and destroy data. DCAD has established data security and breach notification standards and procedures in place to detect, report, and investigate a personal data breach, as well as procedures to notify all affected parties within 72 hours or provide a “reasoned justification” for the delay. The College also contractually obligates third-party processors to adhere to GDPR data privacy principles and standards.

    Contact us at privacy@dcad.edu with any questions.

  • Lists

    DCAD’s student, alumni, donor and mailing lists are not for sale. When you become a student, alumnus or donor of DCAD, your name and mailing information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to a commercial organization.

  • Effective Date

    This Policy is effective as of May 23, 2018. DCAD may change this Policy from time to time and will post any changes to this page, which DCAD encourages you to review periodically.