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 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.

Carthage College may share personally identifiable information with other individuals or organizations that provide services to the College. The College requires these third parties to protect personally identifiable information it receives pursuant to this policy and applicable law.

The College will take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or disclosure. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organizations.

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.

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.

Third Party Websites and Content

Carthage College websites may contain links to other websites owned by third parties as a convenience to the user. If a user decides to use these links, he or she will leave the Carthage website. Carthage College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and does not make any representations or endorsements about them. 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.

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