Harrison College understands that security and privacy are important issues for visitors to their website (the "Site") and recognizes their obligations to keep your information secure and confidential. That is why the Harrison College maintains the following standards to help protect information that personally identifies you.
Collection of Information
You may choose to voluntarily provide your:
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Other personally identifiable information ("Personal Information")
to have access to some features of the Site, by sending us an email through a mailer or web form, a text message, signing up for a mailing list, or sending us a mailing list so we can send you an enrollment application or other promotional material. You may always refuse to provide your Personal Information, however this may lead to our inability to provide you with certain information or materials.
We or our business partners may also collect information that is anonymous, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number used to identify your computer on the Internet) or the type of browser you are using, through network traffic logs, web visit logs, or cookies. We reserve the right to maintain, update, disclose or otherwise use anonymous Information, without limitation.
Network Traffic Logs
Harrison College employs software programs to do such things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage Harrison computers or the network, and monitor and tune the performance of the Harrison network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets, and other Personal Information. Personal Information obtained from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of Harrison College's networks and computer systems.
Web Visit Logs
Harrison College websites routinely collect and store information from online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This information includes the pages visited on the Site, the date and time of the visit, the IP address of the referring Site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser, and search terms used on our search engines. Personally Information obtained from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.
- Session cookies do not stay on your computer after you close your browser.
You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following websites:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm
- Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/psm/help_21/using_priv_help.html
How We Use Your Personal information
Harrison College uses your Personal Information for the following purposes:
- To process your requests
- To administer and improve the Site and related services
- To notify you of our offerings, services and products that maybe of interest to you
- To provide Internet security; and
- To meet legal requirements
Harrison College may work with associated businesses which may perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending email messages, text messages (assuming the recipient has “opted-in,” managing data, processing credit card payments or providing services to users. These businesses have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose. The testimonials posted on our Site are only posted with the expressed permission of the individual or company who provided that testimonial.
We may use third party advertising companies to place ads on the Site and to place our ads on other web sites. If Harrison College is involved in the sale of a substantial portion of its business assets, anonymous or Personal Information may be among the transferred assets.
Privacy of Children
Harrison College encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children's online activities. We strictly adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from any child under the age of 13 in any manner that violates this law. Any information collected by Harrison College from children is used only for the sole purpose of delivering the requested service/materials. If you have a question, or would like to review or delete your child's personally identifiable information, contact us at the email address listed at the bottom of this statement.
If you have questions about this Site, its collection of information, and its online privacy statement, contact email@example.com.
Harrison College: Webmaster
500 North Meridian Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (the Act) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Act gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.
Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information. Parents or eligible students also may file a formal compliant with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605, concerning a school’s alleged failure to comply with FERPA.
For more detailed information regarding your rights under the Act please refer to the Academic Catalog.
Your Opportunity to Opt-out of Email Advertising
By providing Harrison College with contact information you agree to receive mobile service commercial messages sent to your wireless device from Harrison College Admissions Support. You may be charged by your wireless provider in connection with receipt of such messages. You may revoke your authorization to receive messages at any time.
You may opt out of receiving communications from Harrison College by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or postal mail to 500 North Meridian Street, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.
Harrison College may also provide social media features on the Site that enable you to share information with your social networks and to interact with us on various social media sites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media sites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that could be shared by those sites.
We have policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your Personal Information that we collect and maintain. All Personal Information is stored on our secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data controlled. Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
It is a policy of Harrison College to not send unsolicited emails seeking certain highly sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, date of birth or credit card number. In the event you receive such an email, and you have not previously been in direct contact with its sender, please do not respond and do not open any attachments as they may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.
Changes to the Policy
We may modify this Policy at any time by posting a revised version of the Policy here, with an updated effective date. Accordingly, we urge you to frequently review the Policy. We will always apply the Policy under which your information was collected, unless we obtain your prior consent. By using the Site and providing us with your personally identifiable information, you consent to our use of such information as described in this Policy.
Contacting Harrison College or Modifying Your Personal Information
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or wish to update your Personal Information provided to us, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com. Please provide a concise communication with complete information, including your contact information.
Effective January 18, 2012