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Website Privacy Statement

NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Thank you for visiting the North Central Michigan College website. Your privacy is very important to us and this privacy statement explains our information gathering and dissemination practices. Our statement outlines the information we may collect, how we protect it, how we use it, and how you can elect to change your privacy settings. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

This privacy statement applies to the primary North Central website located at www.ncmich.edu. Use of the North Central website is subject to all applicable state and federal laws, as well as College policies. More information on College policies can be found in at https://www.ncmich.edu/resources-support/other-support/north-central-policies-resources/policy-manual.html.

Information Gathered Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through our web site, information about your visit will be gathered through the use of cookies, third-party tracking technologies and server logs. This information does not identify you personally but is aggregated into reports that help us make our site more usable, inform us about what areas of our site are most popular, and teach us about the technology being used by our site’s visitors. This information may be shared with other organizations that have a business relationship with North Central Michigan College.

Cookies

We make use of "cookies," which are small data files stored on your computer in connection with your use of our website. We use cookies to store temporary individual-user information concerning your use of this site. We may also use information gathered by cookies to measure traffic patterns on our website or for similar purposes.  A user does not need to have the cookie function of their browser enabled in order to use the North Central website, but some applications requiring a login will not function properly if it is disabled. 

Third Party Tracking Technology

Some sections of the North Central Michigan College website use Google Analytics. This program uses cookies to help us analyze how users engage with our site. The information generated from the cookie includes your IP address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We also use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise the college and our programs across the Internet. AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of our website you viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in any way identify you or provide unauthorized access to your computer.

North Central Michigan College also uses Google Custom Search for the keyword search functionality found on our pages. Search terms entered into the keyword search box will be shared with Google in order to display your requested search results. No personal identifying information, beyond that which is entered into the search box, will be shared with Google Custom Search.

Opting Out

Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google Advertising opt-out page or by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Information You Provide to Us

North Central Michigan College will not sell or distribute personal information collected from site visitors to any third-party vendors.

If you choose to share personal identifying information with us by completing electronic forms, sending messages, or other voluntary means of submitting information, that information will only be used for the purposes you authorized. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Michigan’s archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law or other legal process. Further, the disclosure of information collected through this site is subject to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).

If you want to see the personal identifying information we have collected about you from this site or if you believe any information we have is incorrect and you wish to correct it, please contact us at the phone number provided below. If we change or delete information in response to your request, we will cease to use it; however, some residual information may remain in backup records or records of deletions.

Any communication or material other than your personal identifying information submitted to this website, such as questions, comments, suggestions and ideas, become the exclusive property of North Central Michigan College and may be used for any purpose whatsoever without restriction or compensation.

North Central Michigan College takes all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. Any unauthorized access or disclosure of our data will be handled in a manner consistent with state and federal laws.

Social Media Login

Some applications on the North Central website have an option to use your social media account as your login credentials for that application. When you choose to log in using a social media account, you will be presented with an authorization screen asking your permission for us to collect certain information from your existing social-media account. If you confirm, we will collect and store your email address, first name, and last name. If other information is being collected by the application, you will be notified of this additional information during the authorization.
 
We will not collect information about your friends, followers, or your activities from a linked social media account. We will not post anything to your social media account without your permission to do so.

Minors Using Our Web Site

Children under the age of 13 should not send any information about themselves to us, including information like your name, address or e-mail address. This website does not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected such information from a child under 13 without parental consent, the information will be deleted from our database as soon as reasonably possible.

Links

This site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we do not control or claim any responsibility for the privacy practices or content of other sites.  We encourage users to read the privacy statements of each website they visit.

Changes to Our Statement

As technology and Internet use and practices change, North Central Michigan College may, from time to time, determine that changes in its policies, potentially including this privacy statement, are prudent. If any such changes are made, they will be posted on this website. Therefore you should review this website’s privacy statement and other policies posted on this site for potential changes when you return to the site for future visits.

Contact

If you have other questions or comments about our privacy statement, please feel free contact us at 231-348-6839.