• The New School Website Privacy Statement

    Revision 1.0, October 19, 2012
    The New School recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We provide this Privacy Statement to help you understand what we may do with any personal information that we obtain from you. By providing us with your personal information, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information as described herein. If you do not agree to this statement, please do not provide your personal information to us via this website.

    Information You Provide to Us

    To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for personally identifiable information that can include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or graduation date. It is your choice to provide us with this personal information; we only collect personal information that you provide. The New School will never sell or trade personally identifiable information you provide to us through this website to other colleges, universities, organizations, or businesses unless we have your consent to share the information or are sharing such information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process.

    Continuing Education Registration

    If you use our website to register for Adult or Continuing Education classes (including those offered through The New School for Public Engagement, Parsons The New School for Design, Parsons Summer Programs, and the Mannes College The New School for Music Extension Program), we require that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, Student ID number, Social Security number, and credit card number. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you. When you submit this information via the registration form, it is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption when transmitting it to our website and encrypted using AES-256 encryption while stored on the web site.

    Information Gathered Automatically

    When you visit our site, some information such as your Internet network address, Internet service provider, operating system, Web browser version, site from which you arrived, and the time and date of your visit may be collected automatically as part of normal website operation. This information is not personally identifiable, and we do not link it to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site. This information is used solely to track Web browsing patterns to better understand how our website is being used and, when necessary, to troubleshoot problems with the site.


    A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer for record-keeping purposes. Session cookies expire and are removed from your hard drive when you close your Web browser. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for extended periods of time. We use both session and persistent cookies on this site. The use of cookies helps us facilitate your use of the site and evaluate your usage patterns so that we can improve website content and organization. We do not link the information stored in persistent cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our website.
    You can delete persistent cookies by following the directions provided by your Web browser. You may also set your Web browser to reject cookies from our site. If you choose to do this, you can still use our site but you may not be able to access the full functionality of some sections of it. You can obtain more information about how to manage cookies from

    Clear Gifs

    We employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (also called “Web beacons” or “Web bugs”) to help us better manage content on our site by informing us of effective content. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of website visitors. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not link the information gathered by clear gifs to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site.
    We also use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt out of these emails, follow the directions at the bottom of the email message.

    Google Analytics

    Some sections of our website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how people use our websites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website includes your Internet network address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website administrators, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your network address with any other data held by Google. To disable Google Analytics’ tracking of your usage of our site, you may disable cookies in your browser; however, please note that by doing so you may not be able to benefit from this website's full functionality. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To learn more, visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview and Google’s privacy policy.

    Co-Branded Sites

    The New School works with a variety of business partners to collect and manage information from prospective students and employees and provide services to students, staff, and alumni. As part of the services they provide, these companies operate websites on behalf of The New School and may display The New School’s name, logos, and other information to identify themselves as New School-affiliated websites. These sites, because they are not owned or controlled by The New School, are not governed by this Privacy Statement.
    We have provided links to the privacy statements of many of the business partners with whom we work to collect information and provide the services detailed below. If you have questions about a company not listed below, please see the “Contact Us” section at the bottom of this Web page.

    • This is the privacy statement for Embark, which we use to collect undergraduate and graduate applications, collect information requests from prospective students, and schedule campus visits:
    • This is the privacy statement for Hobson’s, which we use to collect undergraduate and graduate applications, collect information requests from prospective students, and schedule campus visits:
    • This is the privacy statement for the Common App, which is used by undergraduate students to apply to Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts:
    • This is the privacy statement for the Unified Application for Music and Performing Arts Schools, which is used by undergraduate and graduate students to apply to Mannes College The New School for Music:
    • This is the privacy statement for World Education Services, which we use to evaluate academic credits earned at institutions outside the United States:
    • This is the privacy statement for TouchNet, which we use to process tuition, residence hall, and meal plan payments by Automated Clearing House or credit card transactions (except for Continuing Education):
    • This is the privacy statement for PeopleAdmin, which we use to collect résumés and employment applications from prospective employees:
    • This is the privacy statement for Google Apps for Education, which we use to provide electronic mail and other collaboration services to faculty, staff, students, and alumni:
    • This is the privacy statement for Starfish CONNECT ™ (Student Success Network), which we use to help improve communications between students and advisors and connect students with New School resources:
    • This is the privacy statement for Listrak, which we use to manage some of our email marketing campaigns and measure their effectiveness:

    Links to Other Sites

    This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by The New School. Please be aware that The New School is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
    When you leave our site, we encourage you to be aware and read the privacy statements of each and every website to which you provide personally identifiable information.
    This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this website.

    Use of This Site by Children

    The New School periodically offers programs for children and provides program information on this site. However, this website is not designed for or intended for use by children under the age of thirteen, and we request that such individuals do not submit personally identifiable information to this site.


    We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Changes to This Privacy Statement

    We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this privacy statement, we will update the revision number and date at the top of this Web page and describe the changes below.

    Revision History



    Description of Change


    Oct. 19, 2012

    Initial publication