Web Privacy Statement

Vermont State Colleges Web Privacy Statement

The Vermont State Colleges (VSC) are committed to preserving and maintaining the privacy of visitors to VSC websites. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the VSC (http://www.vsc.edu/) websites. By visiting any of the VSC websites, you are accepting the practices described in this statement.

 

Information Gathering

We use your Internet domain and the Internet address of the computer you are using, the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the date and time of access to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our websites. We identify which parts of our sites are most heavily used, and which portion of our audience comes from within and outside of the VSC network. We do not link your computer internet address to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions may be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous. Some of the Vermont State Colleges use Google Analytics to monitor traffic on websites. Google Analytics places "cookies," or text files, on your computer to help us analyze how visitors use our site so we can improve its usefulness. Personal information is not stored with cookies. You can set the preferences on your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being set. Other information is collected only if you choose to send it. For example you may complete an online form, make an online purchase, or send an e-mail.

 

Use of Information

As noted above, the VSC uses the information we collect to tailor site content to user needs, to generate aggregate statistical reports, to help diagnose problems and otherwise to administer our websites. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual computer internet address. Information you choose to send on our sites is used to complete transactions (such as registering for a course or sending an e-mail). The VSC may employ independent contractors to help manage web-based services, and such contractors may have access to data similar to the access we give our employees. In such instances, we take precautions to protect against re-disclosure of personal information.

 

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.

 

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

Webmaster

Vermont State Colleges

PO Box 359

Waterbury, VT 05676

VSC websites contain links to other independently run websites within the VSC network and to some sites outside the "vsc.edu" domain. The VSC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

 

Changes to this Statement

This statement will be prominently displayed either directly or by link on the home page of the VSC and of each member college. An announcement of any changes to this statement will be posted prominently on the first page of our website.

 

Effective Date

The effective date of this statement is June 25, 2009.