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WVC Privacy Statement

Wenatchee Valley College - Web Privacy Statement

Section A. Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Wenatchee Valley College website and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of our website. This notice covers the following topics:

  • Information Collected and How it is Used
  • Public Access to Information
  • Nondisclosure of Certain Personal/Private Information
  • Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information
  • Cookies and Applets
  • Security
  • Disclaimer
  • Contact Information

Section B. Information Collected and How it is Used

Information collected if you only browse this site.

If you do nothing during your visit to our website but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited this site;
  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website.

The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by Wenatchee Valley College only to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. WVC analyzes this information to determine how our website is being used, so that we may continually improve the site's usefulness to the public.

 

What we collect if you volunteer information.

If during your visit to our website you participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction on-line, the following additional information will be collected:

  1. The email address, and contents of email, for those who communicate with us via email.
  2. Information volunteered in response to a survey.
  3. Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.

We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used to research our College’s effectiveness in meeting our mission.Information from other on-line forms is used to admit, enroll, and provide customized information to students.


Section C. Personal Information and Choice.

 

You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line.

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse our website and read or download any information provided on the site.

 

If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

If you believe that your personal or private information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Public Records Officer as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.


Section D. Public Access to Information

In the State Of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.

All of the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. RCW 42.17. 260(1) states that Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of RCW 42.17.260, RCW 42.17.310, 42.17.315, or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific information or records.

 

To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the agency’s disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.


Section E. Nondisclosure of Certain Personal or Private Information.

Wenatchee Valley College may request and/or require you to provide certain personal and/or private information in order to admit or enroll students, as well as conduct other activities directly related to providing services.The information is required in order to perform these duties. You may choose not to provide this information, but if you choose not to provide it we will be unable to automatically admit, enroll, or perform other activities related to providing service, and you will have to apply for admissions, enroll in classes, or be provided other services either in person or by mail.


In addition, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives you specific privacy rights.


Section F. Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information.

 

You can review any personally identifiable information we collect about you by using the information in the Contact Information section at the end of this Notice. You may recommend changes to your personally identifiable information you believe to be inaccurate by submitting a written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. (RCW 43.105.310)


Section G. Cookies

 

To better serve our users we are now using "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with Wenatchee Valley College. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser.

Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store the following information on your computer: information for remembering what pages you have visited only during the duration of your visit to our web site.


Section H. Security

Wenatchee Valley College, as developer and manager of this website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by Wenatchee Valley College. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

 

This information 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 Wenatchee Valley College’s websites.

Section I. Disclaimer.

The Wenatchee Valley College website has many links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Wenatchee Valley College website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither the State of Washington, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Washington warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk.


Section J. Wenatchee Valley College Contact Information.

You may contact Wenatchee Valley College as follows:

To review your personal information, or request correction of your personal information:

Public Records Officer
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 5th Street
Wenatchee WA 98801

509-682-6800

To offer comments about Wenatchee Valley College's website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice:

Webmaster
Wenatchee Valley College
1300 5th Street
Wenatchee WA 98801

509-682-6800


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