Purpose of Privacy Statement
Your privacy is important to LSTC and we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your personal data. This Privacy Statement outlines the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information provided to the seminary by students, faculty and staff, alumni, and other members of our community. When information is submitted to the college, or you use the college’s websites and other services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Statement. Please read this statement carefully.
College Use of Information
LSTC collects and processes personal data from individuals only as necessary in the exercise of the seminary’s legitimate interests, functions, and responsibilities. Examples of how the seminary uses this information include:
- Managing individuals who apply for employment at the seminary
- Student recruiting, application, enrollment, and registration
- Managing student housing
- Managing student accounts
- Developing, analyzing, and improving education programs
- Other related seminary processes and functions
The seminary also collects information to conduct general demographic and statistical research to improve seminary programs, to identify appropriate support services or activities, and provide reasonable accommodations. Finally, Information may be shared by the seminary with third parties who have entered into contracts with LSTC to perform functions on behalf of the seminary, subject to the obligation of confidentiality and safeguarding from unauthorized disclosure.
Third Party Use of Information
The college does not disclose your personal information without your consent except where:
- We engage service providers to assist us with the activities identified in this privacy statement or it is necessary to prevent crime or injury, or as otherwise required by law.
- You have given consent for the seminary to do so.
- When necessary for administering employment or social security benefits in accordance with applicable law or any applicable collective bargaining agreement, subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.
- We may use and disclose information in de-identified, anonymized form without limitation
Third-party Websites and Services
The seminary’s websites and services may contain links to third-party websites and services. Cookies may be collected, separately, by these third-party websites and services. By following the links to these third-party websites and services, please note that they may have their own privacy statements, separate to that of the college.
The seminary is not responsible for their privacy practices or the content. The cookie policies of these sites may change, and you should determine their policies by reviewing their privacy policies directly.
Retention and Destruction of Your Information
Your information will be retained by the seminary for as long as needed to fulfill the particular purpose for which it was collected. We may also retain your records if legally required to in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value, and criticality.
You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. The erasure of your information shall be subject to applicable state and federal laws, such as the GDPR, and the applicable retention periods in the college’s Records Management policy. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the college’s use of the information prior to receipt of your request.
Updates to This Privacy Statement
We may update or change this statement at any time. Your continued use of the seminary’s website and third-party applications after any such change indicates your acceptance of these changes. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this privacy statement.