European General Data Privacy Regulation Disclosure

Persons in the European Union who provide personal data (Information) to Rensselaer are entitled to certain protections regarding such Information, pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Rensselaer will comply with the GDPR, to the extent applicable, in processing such Information.  Information will be retained in accordance with Rensselaer’s Records Retention Policy, but may be deleted at an earlier date if no longer needed.  Rensselaer’s basis for processing GDPR-covered data is Rensselaer’s legitimate interests in providing services to applicants, alumni, and other constituents.  If you submit Information covered by GDPR, the following summarizes your rights and protections:

  • Right to access, request rectification, and receive portable data:  You have the right to access to your Information, to request that incorrect Information about you be rectified, and with respect to certain types of Information used in automated processing, you have the right to receive the Information in an electronic format that you can transfer to another party;
  • Right to request erasure or restriction of processing:  In general, you have the right to request that your Information be erased, and in certain circumstances you may request that your Information be restricted from further processing.  There are limitations and exceptions to these rights.  For example, Rensselaer may retain Information if needed for legal purposes. To avoid administrative burden and risk, Rensselaer reserves the right to erase Information in lieu of restricting processing.
  • Right to object to processing: You have the right to object to processing of your Information, for certain reasons as provided in the GDPR.  If you object, Rensselaer will, to the extent possible, restrict processing of your Information in accordance with the objection until it can verify whether the objection is valid and overrides the legitimate interests of Rensselaer.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, you should contact the Rensselaer office to which the data is submitted. 

  • Applicants and enrolled students should contact:   
    Rensselaer Office of Admissions
    110 8th Street
    Troy NY 12180 US
  • Alumni and donors should contact: 
    Rensselaer Office of Institute Advancement
    110 8th Street
    Troy NY 12180 US

Right to lodge complaint:  You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the European Union.

Additional Information: Additional information about the GDPR can be found here: