Privacy Policies

Below are Duke Continuing Studies and Summer Session privacy policies that pertain to students in middle school or high school.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Protecting your privacy is important to us. Duke Continuing Studies is committed to protecting the privacy rights of any child and specifically those rights established by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as defined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). By using this site, you agree to comply with the terms of this policy. We reserve the right to modify the terms of this policy to meet customer concerns and changes in the law.

Through our web site registration system, we collect information from parents and legal guardians who choose to register their child in the camps that target students who are under the age of 13. We require parental/legal guardian consent to certify that Duke Continuing Studies has permission to collect/save the personally identifiable and non-personal information. Duke Continuing Studies will not collect/save data from children under the age of 13 without the express consent of the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Duke Continuing Studies collects two types of information at our site: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information includes first and last name, street address, phone numbers, email addresses, financial information for the purposes of billing and payment, and credit card information for payment. Non-personally identifiable information includes sex, the name of the school the student attends, birthdate, grade in school, and parent/guardian name. The Registration Team of Duke Continuing Studies uses the information to process registration transactions and for billing purposes. Program staff uses this information for educational and residential program processing and to send parents and program participants information about additional programs that Duke Continuing Studies offer. Non-personally identifiable information that we collect might be used for research and marketing purposes.

Duke Continuing Studies does not share or distribute any personally identifiable information about participants or their families with external organizations. Duke Continuing Studies may disclose the personal information we collect in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process.

To review any information about your child, please contact Duke Continuing Studies at the address listed below. If you do not want Duke Continuing Studies or a specific program to release your information or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, you must notify Duke Continuing Studies in writing of your request.

We reserve the right to modify the terms of this policy to meet customer concerns and changes in the law. Updates to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this site, dated and are effective immediately upon posting.  If you have any privacy-related questions, you may contact or via mail/phone/fax.

Duke Continuing Studies
Box 90700
Durham, NC 27708-0700

Phone: (919) 684-6259
Toll-Free: (866) EDUDUKE (338-3853)
Fax: (919) 681-8235


Summer College and Summer Academy Privacy Policy

The Duke University Summer College for High School Students and the Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students are committed to protecting your privacy. By using this site and the services connected to it, you agree to comply with the terms of this policy. To better meet user concerns or changes in the law, we reserve the right to modify the terms of our privacy policy.  Continued use of the site constitutes acceptance of the revised policy.

Through our application and registration systems we collect information from students and their parents or legal guardians. We collect the following information from users:

  • first and last name;
  • nationality/citizenship;
  • gender (as displayed on your birth certificate);
  • age;
  • mailing address;
  • email address;
  • phone number;
  • school;
  • school address and phone number; and
  • emergency contact information (first and last name, mailing address, email address, phone number).

In the case of Summer College for High School Students, we also collect students’ social security numbers (U.S.A. citizens and permanent residents only) in order to create their record with Duke University. Only staff responsible for admitting and creating the Duke University student record have access to this information. 

Duke Summer Session follows the guidelines published by the Duke University Registrar’s Office and its compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). See Student Records

Information collected is used by program staff to register students in programs and courses and to market opportunities at Duke to students and parents. Duke Summer Session does not share collected information with third parties.

Duke Continuing Studies and Summer Session has in place commercially reasonable measures to protect the security of the information you provide on our website. However, no system is without a minimal amount of risk.