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Why does TCNJ process personal data?

In order for The College of New Jersey to pursue its mission, operate as an institution of higher education, and perform its duties to its students and employees, it is essential to collect, use, and maintain the personal data of its students, faculty, staff, applicants, research subjects, and others involved in its educational, research, and community activities and TCNJ has a lawful basis to do so.  These activities include, without limitation, admission; registration; delivery of classroom, online, and study abroad education; grading; communication; employment; applied research; development; program analysis for improvements; and records retention.

The following are the most likely lawful bases for processing personal data:

1.) Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

2.) Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which The College of New Jersey is subject.

3.) The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.

4.) Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by The College of New Jersey or by a third party.

There will be some instances where the collection and processing of personal data will be pursuant to other lawful bases under the EU GDPR.