Web information collection and storage
When you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the information outlined below so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in aggregate only, and is not used to identify or contact you personally. Information gathered includes:
- The IP address from which you access our website
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
- The date and time you access our site
- The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked to our website
Cincinnati State has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of our site. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
In addition to the information described above, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. When you register on the website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless they choose to provide that information to us. If you do provide personal information, Cincinnati State does not sell, exchange, or release it to parties outside the college without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.The Cincinnati State website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails; completing membership forms; registering for classes, events, or other programs; responding to surveys; or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request, or order. We may also contact you to provide information about college activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, and special events that may interest you.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will only share information about you to other parties when one or more of the following conditions apply:
- We have your consent to share the information
- We need to share your information to provide the service or product you requested
- We need to send your information to companies who work on behalf of Cincinnati State to provide a service or product to you
- We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process
- We find it necessary to protect and defend the legal rights and/or property of Cincinnati State
External links whose privacy practices we do not control are available throughout Cincinnati State’s website for your convenience. Once you leave Cincinnati State’s website via such a link, you are no longer subject to our privacy practices. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-Cincinnati State websites, and such links are not intended to be an endorsement of non-Cincinnati State websites or content.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) imposes additional restrictions on information that may be released without a student's consent. In accordance with this law, Cincinnati State has designated the following as "directory" information that may be released without the written consent of a student:
- Dates of Attendance
- Degrees and awards received (including dates of graduation and major)
- Most recent previous educational agency or institution attended
- Enrollment status, including date(s) of change(s) in status
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of members of intercollegiate athletic teams
All other personal information in considered confidential and will be released to persons or agencies outside the College only with written consent from the student; as otherwise required by law; or to Cincinnati State's academic partners under specific circumstances. Students have the right to withold directory information from the public; such action requires that a written request be filed with the Office of the Registrar.
Photographs and films of students and visitors to Cincinnati State campuses are taken routinely throughout the school year for informational, promotional and recruitment purposes. Students who do not wish to be included in such images should contact the Office of the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and make their wishes known to photographers if they are in the vicinity of such activity.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College may need to change its privacy statement because of changes in the law, in technology, in Cincinnati State’s business, or in its attempts to serve your needs better. We will use every effort to communicate in a timely manner any changes to our privacy statement. From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically. We will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward.
If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, or if you have any comments or suggestions for our website, please contact us at: .