ISP-14: Information Services Privacy
standards and procedures related to information collected from
technology users, including students, faculty, staff, and community
visitors. This policy is necessary to comply with various international,
federal, and local laws and regulations. Publication of this policy is
also required to conduct business with technology companies that collect
and process consumer information.
Parkland College is committed to protecting the information it collects
and retains about students, employees, and community visitors. The
College works diligently to safeguard its constituents’ identities and
privacy and to comply with applicable rules and regulations. By using
Parkland College’s information resources, users accept the practices
described in this policy, which describes how the College processes,
uses, and discloses user-related information.
14. Information Services Privacy
Parkland College values and is committed to protecting your privacy.
you or that you provide to us will be processed by the College. When
using our site, you accept the practices of how we process, use, and
disclose the information we collect. Parkland College will never sell
personal information about any employee, student, or community visitor
to any third party.
In operating our site, Parkland College may:
Collect and process data and resources you access on our site.
This data may include, but is not limited to, traffic data, location
data, weblogs, aggregate data based on certain characteristics, and
other communication data, including your IP address, the date and time
you accessed or left the site, and which pages you viewed. Some parts of
about your general internet usage.
- Cookies are text files with small pieces of information installed on
your computer’s browser to improve navigation and web experience.
Specifically, cookies are used to track, personalize, and save
information about each user’s session. A “session” refers to the time a
user spends on our website. All computers can decline cookies. You can
do so by activating your browser’s setting, which allows you to disable
the cookies settings. Please note that you may be unable to access
particular parts of our site should you choose to decline cookies.
- When users access a web page, the webserver will log where the request
originated, the date and time of the web request, the referring site,
and what pages were requested. We, or a contracted third party vendor,
may record IP addresses and device IDs for analysis and marketing
Use the information you provide the College through filling forms
on Parkland College sites to satisfy your requests and to support the
College’s programs. Such information may include your name, email
address, mailing address, telephone number, program of interest, desired
location, expected start term, date of birth, and Social Security
Use any personal information for any legal purpose and
institutional research and reporting. Information may be accessed by or
transferred to third parties, including but not limited to contractors
working with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Colleague or records
imaging systems, who are contractually bound to abide by our privacy
Respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable
law, court order, or governmental regulations.
Contact you at the telephone number, if you provide it to us,
through a College representative and potentially by using automated
technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message.
Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our products and
Use data collected for direct marketing purposes related only to
the College and its programs. As you browse our website, advertising
cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand your
interests. Our digital advertising partner then enables us to present
you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous
interaction with the College’s website. We may also share your ID
information with our digital advertising partners, who have agreed to
protect the confidentiality of the data, to gather additional
information such as name, address, social media handle and email
address, to use for direct marketing about the College.
Use data such as browser type and version, screen size, and color
depth to make our site accessible to a widely varying audience. Our web
team monitors search terms entered into the College’s search engine to
improve the site. We do not track search terms back to any individual
Provide third parties, such as Google Analytics, with statistical
information about our site’s users and monitor and analyze our site
traffic and usage patterns.
Parkland College uses reasonable methods consistent with industry best
practices to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data
accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of your personal information.
The academic and financial information stored about each student is
secured and managed in compliance with all state and federal laws,
including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights to Privacy
Act (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).
By accessing third-party websites through our site using hyperlinks we
provide, you consent to those websites’ terms and privacy policies. We
do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies
whatsoever, as we have no control over them.
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998,
our site is not intended for anyone under the age of 13 to create an
account, register, or pay for classes. Users under age 13 may not submit
or post any information, including personally identifying information,
on our site. By using our site, you affirm that you are at least 13
years of age. We are not liable for any damages that may result from a
user’s misrepresentation of age. Only parents or guardians may provide
information about their child under the age of 13 when registering their
child to participate in activities sponsored by Parkland College.