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Privacy Statement

Website Privacy Statement

Scope

The Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) privacy statement applies to the College’s primary domain name  sic.edu and  all its sub domains. Each of these separate domains is referred to, collectively, as the SIC Website. SIC strives to protect user’s privacy to the fullest extent allowed by law. SIC will make efforts to ensure that changes to this privacy statement are reflected on the SIC home page, however, the failure of SIC to post changes to this privacy statement shall not prevent any changes to it from becoming effective in any instance, whether retroactively or prospectively.

Data Collection and Usage

SIC collects data from users to help fulfill the mission of the College. The majority of information collected by SIC is voluntarily provided by the user in connection with the completion of online forms or by the user’s web browser to facilitate communication with the SIC Website. Collected information is not sold, loaned or shared with outside entities except where required by law or to fulfill the mission of the College. Additionally, unless required by law, and as referenced in the SIC policy related to federal compliance of the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), the only information which SIC is permitted to share with an outside entity is student directory information.

General Internet Information

SIC cannot guarantee the privacy of any data while in transit to or from the SIC Website. Users of wireless Internet access are at greater risk of personal information being revealed, and the use of wireless technologies to access or submit personal information to the SIC Website is not recommended.  

Cookies

Cookies are used to assist with the technical operation of the SIC website. If the user chooses to disallow cookies, certain portions of the SIC Website may become unavailable to the user.

MySIC (Online Student Information System)

All transactions through MySIC are encrypted. Additionally, when making online payments through MySIC, credit card and bank information is not stored.

External Links

SIC is not responsible for website content, security, or protection of personal information on links found on the SIC Website to outside agencies or entities.

Email

SIC is not responsible for the privacy of any email messages. Users are advised that most email sent over the Internet is insecure and that, as a result, users should assume that email communications are not private.

Log Files

The SIC website tracks generic network information to monitor trends in traffic and for security purposes. Information tracked includes but is not limited to:

  • IP address
  • Web Browser Type
  • Page Hit Counts
  • Date
  • Time

This information is generally tracked and monitored by most web sites, including SIC’s, and is not directly linked back to any user’s personal information.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA

Information about FERPA may be found on the US Department of Education Website at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html. SIC makes every attempt to fully comply with FERPA and does not release student information without the permission of the student except where allowed by law.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

To comply with COPPA, children under the age of 13 should not submit any information to SIC without parental consent.

Additional Information

If you need additional information about SIC’s privacy statement please email registrar@sic.edu .

Definitions

Cookies – Normally a text file stored on your computer by a website containing information about you to facilitate further communications with the website.

Encrypted/Encryption – A process for obscuring data transmitted over the Internet to protect the confidentiality of the information