2SU Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 16, 2018

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to Syracuse University (“Syracuse”) and our technology partner, 2U, Inc. (“2U”, ”we”, or “us”) and we are committed to protecting it. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested throughout the website. In order for you to be able to use the 2SU website (the “Website”), you will need to provide personally identifiable information when you register for the following Syracuse online programs (collectively, the “Programs”):

The Information We Collect

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the Website.

Some of your information may be collected and stored automatically through the use of cookies. A “cookie” is a small file stored on your computer or web-browser that contains non-personally identifying information about you. You may block the use of “cookies” through the settings in your browser; however we recommend that you keep the cookies enabled while using the Website.

Examples of non-personally identifiable information that the Website collects automatically include:

In addition to the information that we collect automatically, we may also collect information that you provide to us.

Examples of personally identifiable information that you provide to us include:

The Way We Use Your Information:

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:

Your Rights Under The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)

The disclosure of any personal information that you provide to us and/or information that we may create that pertains to you may be protected under FERPA. You may also have specific rights related to accessing and/or updating your personal information. For more information related to the applicability of FERPA and your rights under it, please contact the Program’s Privacy Officer at privacy@2u.com.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We respect your right to privacy and will follow all applicable laws and regulations concerning the release of your personal information. Occasionally, we may disclose the information we collect to third-parties for either commercial or non-commercial purposes. We may also disclose the information that we collect under other circumstances, as permitted or required by law.

Additionally, Syracuse has access to all of your information within the Website. In addition to Syracuse, 2U shares personal information only with other entities or individuals outside of 2U in the following limited circumstances:

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of the information we collect online, we have put appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures into place to safeguard and secure that information. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children under the age of 13 is especially important to us. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on or through the Website from users that we actually know are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any information to us that would or could identify you personally. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided personal information through the Website, please let us know so that we may use commercially reasonable efforts to remove that information from our systems.

Opting Out

If you do not want 2U to share your personal information with third parties, you can advise 2U of your choice by contacting us at privacy@2u.com. Please be aware that any limitations that you may place on the disclosure of your personal information may restrict your ability to use the Website in its entirety.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

When you use the Website, we make every effort to provide you with access to your personal information in order to either correct this information, if it is inaccurate, or to delete such information at your request. Please be aware that some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. You may access and/or change your personal information by editing your personal information in your user profile. If you are unable to access and/or edit your personal information through your user profile, please contact us at privacy@2u.com.

Data Integrity

We process personally identifiable information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we collect, store and process only the personal information needed to provide or improve this Website. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, but we depend on our users to provide accurate personal information to us.


2U regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or 2U’s treatment of personal information by writing to the Programs’ Privacy Officer, 7900 Harkins Drive, Suite 501, Lanham, MD 20706, or by submitting your request via email to privacy@2u.com. When we receive formal written complaints at either of these addresses, our policy is to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between 2U and an individual.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time and without prior notice. We will post any material Privacy Policy changes on this page and we will provide a more prominent notice when such material changes are made. We recommend that you periodically review this Privacy Policy for any updates and/or changes. You consent to any changes to this Privacy Policy by using the Website following any such changes.

When we change our Privacy Policy, we will update the Privacy Policy Effective Date at the bottom of this page.

By using the Website, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or anything within it, please email us at privacy@2u.com or write to us at Syracuse Master of Science in Communications Privacy Officer, 7900 Harkins Road, Suite 501, Lanham, MD 20706.

Effective Date:

This policy was last revised on 8/30/2017 and is effective as of that date.