Privacy Policy

Millsaps College Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 1, 2024

This privacy policy describes how Millsaps College (“Millsaps.” “we,” “our” or “us”) collects or uses and shares the personal information of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and users of this website,, and other websites that we may own, control or subscribe to.

We periodically update this privacy policy and reserve the right to change the provisions of this policy or our privacy practices at any time. If you are a Millsaps student, alumni, faculty member, staff member, or donor or receive emails from Millsaps, you will receive notice when this privacy policy is modified.  If not, we encourage you to review this site periodically, and we will alert you that changes have been made by updating the policy’s effective date. Your use of the websites constitutes consent to any changes in this policy as in effect on the date of such use.


Millsaps College is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy describes information collected from visitors to Millsaps’ websites and how that information is used.

Personal Information Defined

Personal information means information that specifically identifies an individual person, such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number or account number.  It may also include other information about you, such as gender, date of birth or other demographic information, or about your use of the websites, such as IP address or cookies, if that other information is linked to your personal information.

Your Rights to Access Your Personal Information

You have the right to access personal information about you that we have collected through our website by sending a request for access to [email protected]. You can also request that we correct any such information by sending an email to the same address. Current students should direct any request for access and/or changes to [email protected]. Prospective students should direct any request for access and/or changes to [email protected]. Faculty and employees should direct any request for access and/or changes to [email protected]. To verify that the request is authentic, we may require that such request be sent from the email address associated with your personal information. While we will comply reasonably and promptly with your request, we may need to retain some of your information for our own recordkeeping or to fulfill a legal obligation.

How Millsaps Collects Your Personal Information

We collect personal information that you provide to us. For example:

  • If you apply to be a student at Millsaps, we will require you to provide your name, email address, phone number, standardized test scores and other information.
  • If you apply to work for Millsaps, we may ask you to provide more detailed and sensitive personal information required for compliance with our hiring and equal opportunity policies and practices. 
  • Our Sites includes social media features, such as links to our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, Threads and YouTube pages. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of each social media platform.

We also collect some of your information automatically when you visit our websites and any software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices. For example, our websites collect your IP address and other online identifiers and record the pages that you visit and other information about your activity on the websites. 

Like many other websites, we ask you to allow us to use cookies to remember information about you and improve your browsing experience on our websites.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our websites, but your ability to use some features or areas of our websites may be limited. We may also work with third-party providers who may use cookies on our websites. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the use of all or some cookies. For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to or

Our websites may contain links to other websites. Other websites’ collection of your information is governed by their own privacy policies.

Information Collected

Two main types of information are collected from visitors to Millsaps’ websites. The first is information that visitors voluntarily supply by various methods, such as submitting it into a form on a web page, or by uploading, mailing or emailing documents to the college or its agents. Other information is collected automatically by various networks and computer systems, including, but not limited to, the IP address, operating system and web browser used to connect to our systems, the link followed to get to our website and the time and day of the visit. Millsaps websites also use cookies to add persistence and improve the quality of the user experience.

Various Millsaps websites are hosted by the college and by third parties on the college’s behalf. Some of these sites may have their own privacy policies. Millsaps’ websites may also contain links to non-Millsaps websites. Millsaps has no control over and cannot be held responsible for data collected by other websites or how it is used.

How Millsaps Uses Personal Information

We may use your personal information:

  • To evaluate students’ applications;
  • To assess financial aid opportunities;
  • To support course registration;
  • To enroll individuals in educational, research, wellness and other programs;
  • To perform administrative tasks;
  • To support our educational mission;
  • To send information about other Millsaps offerings that may be of interest;
  • To process donations; and
  • For other similar uses.

We do not sell personal information to third parties. However, we may share your information with third parties and vendors under contract with us to perform the functions listed above. We may share your personal information with other third parties to:

  • Respond to lawful requests or legal process, including in response to law enforcement requirements;
  • Protect personal or public safety or to prevent illegal activities; or
  • Protect our own rights, including enforcing our own policies and contracts.

We may also use anonymous or pseudonymous personal information for internal purposes, such as to track the effectiveness of and improve our courses, programs and other offerings. We may also share anonymous or pseudonymous data with selected third parties.

Please note that you have the right to withdraw consent for our collection or usage of your information at any time. Additionally, we will secure your consent before we collect or process certain sensitive personal data, such as:

  • Data concerning your race or ethnic origin or sexual orientation
  • Political opinions, and religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Genetic, biometric and health


How Millsaps Protects Personal Information

We employ reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. We limit access to databases of personal information to specific personnel.  We require the use of usernames and passwords to access the data and maintain the information and the systems housing the information in a secure environment.

Data Retention

We keep your personal information for as long as needed to fulfill the particular purpose for which it is collected. We may also retain your records if legally required or to fulfill a legitimate interest.

Data Transfer from EU to US

If you provide personal information to us while located in the European Economic Area (EEA), you consent to the transfer of personal information to the United States and potentially to other countries outside of the EEA. You understand that the current laws of countries outside of the EEA may not provide the same level of protection as the data protection laws of the EEA. Nonetheless, we will take all reasonable steps to protect your privacy in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide any personal information to us.

Contact Information

To report any issues or concerns or to withdraw consent for the collection or usage of your data or to contact Millsaps with any questions regarding this privacy policy:

  • Email us at [email protected].
  • Call 601-974-1000
  • Send mail to 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39211 – Attn: Office of Marketing & Communications

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Undergraduate and graduate students who enroll at Millsaps College have certain rights under the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Learn more.

By using Millsaps College’s websites or other computing resources, you consent to the collection and use of information described in this policy by the college and its affiliates. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice.

Release of Information

Millsaps College does not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information. We may release your information when required or allowed to do so by federal, state or local regulations.

How We Protect Your Information

Millsaps College uses common administrative, technical and physical controls to protect your information within the limits of our capabilities. These controls include firewalls, encryption, authentication systems, anti-virus software, technical and physical access control, technical and physical monitoring systems, employee background checks and security policy. While we do our best to maintain secure systems, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.


By using Millsaps College’s websites or other computing resources, you consent to the collection and use of information described in this policy by the College and its affiliates. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice.


This policy was reviewed and approved by the Technology Services Advisory Committee, Millsaps’ chief information officer, and college president.