Website Privacy Statement
The Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) website privacy statement applies to the College’s primary domain name sic.edu, all its sub domains, and any other website owned and operated by the college. Each of these collectively is referred to as the SIC Website. SIC strives to protect user’s privacy to the fullest extent allowed by law and meet the college's mission. SIC will make efforts to ensure that changes to this privacy statement are reflected on the SIC home page. However, the failure of SIC to post changes to this privacy statement shall not prevent any changes to it from becoming effective in any instance, whether retroactively or prospectively.
At Southeastern Illinois College, we are dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible online experience for all visitors to our website. We strive to adhere to the most current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level AA standards, ensuring that our website is usable and navigable by individuals of all abilities.
Data Collection and Usage
SIC collects data from users to help fulfill the mission of the College. The majority of information collected by SIC is voluntarily provided by the user in connection with the completion of online forms or by the user’s web browser to facilitate communication with the SIC Website. Collected information is not sold, loaned or shared with outside entities except where required by law or to fulfill the mission of the College.
Third-Party Advertising Partners
We use third party services that collect information about your visits to our website to market our programs and college events. For more information visit: http://www.addaptive.com/privacy/
General Internet Information
SIC cannot guarantee the privacy of any data while in transit to or from the SIC Website. Users of wireless Internet access are at greater risk of personal information being revealed, and the use of wireless technologies is at the users own risk.
Cookies are used to assist with the technical operation of the SIC website. If the user chooses to disallow cookies, certain portions of the SIC Website may become unavailable to the user.
MySIC (Online Student Information System)
All transactions through MySIC are encrypted. Additionally, when making online payments through MySIC, credit card and bank information is not stored on servers operated by SIC.
SIC is not responsible for website content, security, or protection of personal information on links found on the SIC Website to outside agencies or entities.
SIC is not responsible for the privacy of any email messages. Users are advised that most email sent over the Internet is insecure and that, as a result, users should assume that email communications are not private.
The SIC website tracks generic network information to monitor trends in traffic and for security purposes. Information tracked includes but is not limited to:
- IP address
- Web Browser Type
- Page Hit Counts
This information is generally tracked and monitored by most web sites, including SIC’s, and is not directly linked back to any user’s personal information.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Information about FERPA may be found on the US Department of Education Website at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html. SIC makes every attempt to fully comply with FERPA and does not release student information without the permission of the student except where allowed by law.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
To comply with COPPA, children under the age of 13 should not submit any information to SIC without parental consent.
If you need additional information about SIC’s privacy statement, please email email@example.com.
- Cookies – Normally a text file stored on your computer by a website containing information about you to facilitate further communications with the website.
- Encrypted/Encryption – A process for obscuring data transmitted over the Internet to protect the confidentiality of the information