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Online Privacy Statement

This statement establishes how Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) will use information we gather about you from your visit to our website. The privacy of our visitors is importance to us.

  1. When you read or download information:
    We may collect and store information for  statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site to help us make them more useful to visitors. Similar information is gathered for anonymous ftp, remote account login, or other comparable types of connections.
  2. When you send us an email:
    By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, address, E-mail address). We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your E-mail.
  3. When you submit a web-based form:
    We may request personally identifiable information to provide you a service or correspondence (mailed catalog and brochures). This information, such as name, mailing address, email address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by RCCC and is used to fulfill your request.
  4. Use of Cookies:
    When you visit www.rccc.edu, you can browse the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. At the present time, the RCCC email server places a cookie on your computer  for access to your RCCC employee or student email account.  Several of our web pages that contain menus place a cookie on your computer to retain your menu settings.   Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes so that  we may track site and user activity. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find them at most major websites. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site will not function properly if you do so.  While RCCC tracks your visit to  www.rccc.edu, and our web server automatically logs the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you  remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided RCCC with personal information.

RCCC is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. We do not actively share personal information gathered from our Web servers. However, because RCCC is a public institution, we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our websites. This may include the summary server log information, emails sent to the college, and information collected from web-based forms. RCCC also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission.

Academic chat sessions and discussion forums, such as those in Blackboard, may be logged. However, these educational records are protected from disclosure by FERPA.

The information in this site is protected by copyright. You may only use the information, text or graphics contained in this site for your personal use and may not reproduce, adapt, or publish it, in whole  or in part, for any purpose  without the express written consent of RCCC.

By using this site, you signify your assent to the RCCC Online Privacy Statement.   We reserve the right to change RCCC’s Online Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice or consent.