Privacy Policies

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is committed to protecting the privacy of our students and other website users, and we treat any personal information that you provide us with discretion, care and respect.

  • What types of personal information do we gather online?

    We gather personally identifiable information when you contact us or request information about NYCDA, including your name, address, phone number, email address, and responses to specific questions. We may also record the type(s) of information you have requested on our sites.

  • How do we use the personal information that we gather?

    We use personally identifiable information to respond to your requests and to provide you with special offers. Like most web sites, we may also add to the above personally identifiable information a variety of technical data, including (but not limited to) your IP address (a unique number that identifies your access account on the Internet), domain, and web browser information. We may track the page you visited before coming to our sites, the page you go to when you leave our sites, which of our pages you access, and how long you spend on each page.

  • What about cookies?

    We receive and store certain types of information automatically through the use of “cookies”. Cookies are files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to track your experience with our sites, to tell us if you have visited the site previously, and to help us determine if you came from a particular link, site, or web advertisement. You may set your browser to reject cookies, but this may limit some functionality on our sites. We do not use cookies to retrieve personal information about you from your computer.

  • Do we disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties?

    Except as noted below, we do not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties.

    We may disclose personal and aggregate information when required by a valid legal mechanism such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, or when we deem it necessary to protect the safety of other site users, our employees or property.

  • Online Payments and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)

    We take the necessary security measures to protect your financial information and keep it confidential. When you submit payment information via our sites (for example, when you pay an application fee), your information is protected both online and offline.

    Sensitive payment information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your Web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page when you are processing a payment online. All credit card processing is PCI compliant.

    While we use encryption to protect sensitive payment information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform specific jobs are granted access to personally identifiable information. The data centers where we store personally identifiable payment information are kept in a secure environment.

  • How are "Contact Us" emails treated?

    We use “Contact Us” forms to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to each one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments.

  • Can I opt out of receiving communications from NYCDA?

    Yes. If you do not wish to receive email communications please click the UNSUBSCRIBE link located at the bottom of the email. We will process your request promptly. Please be aware that you may receive another contact before your name removal takes effect.

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  • Will the privacy policies change?

    From time to time this privacy policies may be revised, please check this regularly for the most recent updates.

  • How do I contact the administrator of the site?

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact us at, or write us at:

    The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
    Attn: Webmaster
    39 West 19th Street
    New York, NY  10011