Commitment to Individual Privacy

Carthage College supports the protection of individual privacy, and is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personally identifiable information provided by its employees, students, and visitors.

Information Collected

It is the policy and practice of Carthage College to collect the least amount of personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill its required duties and responsibilities, complete a particular transaction, deliver services, or as required by law. This applies to the collection of all personally identifiable information regardless of source or medium.

Carthage College abides by the regulations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as well as the regulations set forth by General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As such, campus practice indicates information provided to the College should only be shared with members of the institution who have a need to know in order to provide services or conduct College business.

The College will take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or disclosure. We will not sell or license your personal information to others.

Carthage College may share personally identifiable information with other individuals or organizations that provide services to the College. We strive to work with other entities who agree to protect the security and privacy of your personal information the same way we do, and we only give them the information they need to do the task.

What’s Not Covered

Some areas of Carthage College have a specific privacy statement for their services. For example, there might be a specific privacy statement for a conference or event. You can review those web privacy statements when you use those services.

You can leave our service by clicking a link to another company’s service. Those companies have their own privacy and cookie statements, and the information you give them follows their rules and not ours. Users should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which the user navigates away from Carthage College’s websites.

Credit Card Payments

It is possible to make credit card payments on our website. Such payments are handled by third party e-commerce firms who have their own privacy statements.

Use of Cookies

Information other than personally identifiable information may be collected from the Internet for website analysis and statistical purposes. Such information may include user visit logs, network traffic logs, and small text files known as “cookies” which are used to assess website activity and maintain a persistent session when you are required to sign in with a username and password. Information collected from the Internet is used to diagnose problems, assess what information is of most interest, determine technical design specifications, and identify system performance and/or problem areas.

Comments and Feedback

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