State Fair Community College

Information Technology Regulation 8910

Privacy Notification

The college will use reasonable efforts to maintain the privacy of users accessing its Web site and portal. As with all online services, however, SFCC cannot guarantee users of its Web site and portal absolute privacy over their use. In some cases, user information may be subject to disclosure under state or federal public record or freedom of information laws. Further, while the college has in place a variety of security measures to safeguard against illegal access of information obtained through its Web site and portal, the college cannot provide complete assurance against illegal access. Additionally, information obtained through the college’s Web site and portal may be disclosed in the course of a civil or criminal investigation.

This policy informs you of the information that we may collect from you, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it.

Network Traffic

In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, the college employs software programs to monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information and to detect computer viruses and other software that might damage college computers or the network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets and other information. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the college's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.

Information Automatically Collected

When you browse through any Web site and portal, certain information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:
• the date and time of your visit;
• IP address;
• browser type, operating system and language;
• the pages you visited; and

• the address of the Web site from which you came.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.

 

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information stored by your Web browser on behalf of a Web site. Portions of our site may use cookies to carry data about your current session at the site from one Web page to the next. We do not forward cookies to any external parties. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser, or may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

We may collect voluntary information from you on our Web site or portal in a variety of ways: through surveys, online forms and e-mails, an authentication feature, and the use of electronic payment functionality. This information can be data that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

Any Web site or other electronic means that conducts online research with human subjects are required to follow the provisions of the college’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) Web sites that collect individually identifiable information and provide services to children 12 and under may also be required to comply with provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Disclosure

We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent. Personal data may be released, however, pursuant to a request for such data in accordance with state or federal public record or freedom of information laws, or in the course of a civil or criminal investigation. Further, if you are a student at the college, any personal data released by the college shall be done in accordance with the federal Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to SFCC employees or officials, or those under contract with SFCC, with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. The information may be used to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, authenticate you for access to certain transactions and information, process and give you credit for any payment transactions, aid in the planning, design and development of the Web site, and fulfill the college's legal obligations.

Security

Because e-mail sent to the college is not encrypted, you should not send messages containing information that you consider highly sensitive to any address on this Web site.

We use standard security measures to ensure that information provided by you, including your personally identifiable information, is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for those grounds previously stated, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. The transmission of registration IDs and passwords, personalization information, and payment information is encrypted.

Your Access

The college may maintain personal data you disclosed during your use of the Web site or portal. If you would like to review your personal data, please contact the college. Student data is maintained by the Student Services Office and employee data is maintained by the Human Resources Office.

External Links 

Our Web site and portal have links to many other non-profit, educational, and governmental institutions, and in a few cases, private organizations. You are subject to those sites’ Privacy Policy when you leave this site. Reference in the college’s Web site or portal to any specific service, company, or organization does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by State Fair Community College. SFCC is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" Web page referenced from our server.

Approved 5/19/2008

Content Disclaimer

Content on the State Fair Community College website is created and maintained by a number of content editors across the campus and managed by SFCC Marketing and Communications. Technical support is provided by Educational Technology Services. Pages are regularly reviewed for adherence to the Web Standards and Procedures.

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