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Metropolitan Community College Internet Privacy Policy

Preamble

At Metropolitan Community College ("MCC" or "College"), protecting the privacy of information about visitors to our websites is of critical importance. This privacy policy is intended to provide a description of the types of personal information collected and recorded by MCC and how it is used. This privacy policy is subject to change based on the needs of the College.

Log Files

All MCC websites make use of log files. The data captured by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and other technical information. This data is used to analyze trends, administer the site(s), track movement around the site(s) and gather broad aggregate demographic information about visitors to MCC site(s). This data is not linked to any information that makes it personally identifiable.

Registration Forms

The MCC web site contains several pages in which the College requests that users provide certain personal information, including, but not limited to, contact information (name, mailing address, email address, phone number), unique identifiers (social security number, date of birth), financial information (bank account or credit/debit card numbers), demographic information (zip code, age, or income level) and other types of information to facilitate the registration process, administration of student accounts, and to provide information and other MCC services.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ("Act") (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student records maintained by educational institutions, and sets forth the process and conditions under which institutions may disclose said information. Generally, subject to provisions in the Act, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student have the right to access their child's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended and the right to permit or withhold disclosure of their child's covered student records. When a student reaches 18 years of age, or enrolls at a postsecondary institution at any age, the FERPA rights transfer from the parent(s)/guardian(s) to the student. For more information see: www.ed.gov/ferpa.

Cookies

"Cookies" are text files which are stored on a user's computer and used to analyze a user's visit to a particular web site. MCC uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information, and to customize web page content based upon visitors' browser type and other information sent by their browser.

Google Analytics

MCC uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information concerning each user's visit to a particular web site, and transfers that information to a Google server for storage and analysis. Google may transfer this information to third parties when required by law or when it contracts with outside providers to process data. Based on its analysis, Google provides a report to the College about the usage of its web site. Google will not allow a user's IP address to be linked to any other personally identifiable data. Users can prevent cookies from being installed on their computer by changing their browser settings, but deactivating cookies may cause the loss of some web functionality. MCC website users are deemed to have consented to the use and processing of their shared data as described herein. Users can withdraw consent for collection and processing of their data at any time by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ and requesting to opt out. This withdrawal of consent relates to future activities.

Third Party Links

MCC's websites may provide links to third party websites owned and operated by companies and organizations not affiliated with the College. MCC is not liable or responsible for any promises made or information provided on linked third party sites, for information gathering techniques utilized by these linked third party sites or for their data analysis or use.

Children's Information

MCC administration understands the importance of protecting children from online dangers. The College encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in, monitor and guide their online activity. MCC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of the child's parent or guardian. If you believe that MCC has collected personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 without the consent of their parent or guardian please contact the College immediately, at privacy@mccneb.edu, and we will promptly investigate the report and take appropriate action.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by MCC through its websites. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than MCC websites.

Consent

By using the MCC websites, users consent to the College's privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Update

MCC reserves the right to update/amend this Privacy Policy as it deems advisable. All updates/amendments will be incorporated into this Notice of Internet Privacy Policy.

If you require more information or have questions about the College's internet privacy policy, please feel free to contact us or email privacy@mccneb.edu.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Thursday, April 30, 2015.

 
 
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