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Website Privacy Policy


PRIVACY POLICY (Final Draft)

Thank you for visiting the Clinton Community College (CCC) website at clintoncc.suny.edu or clinton.edu. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with CCC. We recognize it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident their privacy is protected when visiting our website and CCC is committed to preserving that privacy.

CCC does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by completing an on-line application or other information request form, by sending an e-mail, or completing an on-line transaction. This policy is consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law and describes the college's privacy practices regarding information collected from you and other visitors to this website. This policy describes what data is collected and how that information is used. Because this privacy policy only applies to this website, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, including other State websites, you access through this website.

Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website

When visiting our website, CCC automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

1. The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed our website;

2. The type of browser and operating system on which it is running;

3. The date and time you visited this site;

4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and

5. The URL or web site address of the web site you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any web page on this site was linked; and

6. If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.

None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information.

This information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help the College understand how user's interact with this website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and of least interest to users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Clinton does not sell or distribute the information collected from clinton.edu for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected When You Email this Website or Initiate a Transaction

If during your visit you send an email to this website. Your email address and the content of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information you send us. Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and CCC does not sell or distribute your email address for any purposes. During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as an on-line application, or a CCC information request form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by CCC and may be disclosed by CCC for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.

CCC does not knowingly collect personal information from children and this website will be treated in accordance with applicable federal and State law, including, but not limited to, the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).


Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

The collection of information through this website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. CCC will only collect personal information through the website, or disclose such personal information, if the user has consented to the collection and disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to clinton.edu by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by CCC for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to CCC.

However, CCC may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the CCC, or necessary for CCC to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through the website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. CCC may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to CCC's information technology assets and any other inappropriate use of its website.

Retention of Information Collected Through this Website

The information collected through this website is retained by CCC in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New York State Arts and Cultural Affairs Law. Information on the requirements of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law may be found at . In general, Internet services logs of CCC, comprising electronic files or automated logs created to monitor access and use of agency services provided through this website, are retained for one year and then destroyed. Information concerning these record retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the Internet privacy policy contact listed in this policy.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through This Website

Any user may submit a request to CCC's privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the privacy compliance officer is:

Privacy Compliance Officer
Clinton Community College
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the date of the receipt of a proper request: (i) provide access to the personal information; (ii) deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or (iii) acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of the acknowledgment.

In the event that CCC has collected personal information pertaining to a user through this website, and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user’s request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in section 95 of the Public Officers Law.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

CCC limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, CCC has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

NOTE: The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website. For site security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, CCC employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this website.

Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. In order to better serve you, we may use "temporary" cookies to enhance, customize or enable your visit to this web site. Temporary cookies do not contain personal information, do not compromise your privacy or security and are erased during the operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.

During your visit to this website, you may complete a registration form in order to personalize your use of the website. In such an event, we may deliver a "persistent" cookie which would be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. CCC uses persistent cookies only with your permission.

The software you use to access the website allows you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some of the features of this website.

Links Disclaimer

In order to provide visitors with certain information, this website provides links to local, state and federal government agencies, and websites of other organizations. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of that website. Once you link to another website from this website, including one maintained by the State, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, CCC recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, CCC, its employees and officers make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.

Policy Last Update Date: August 21, 2002