Your Privacy and Security are Important to Us
Last updated: December 2019
Horizons Norwalk Community College’s “constituency” refers to any persons or entities being served by or associated with Horizons Norwalk Community College.
1. Information Collection
Horizons Norwalk Community College collects personal information you give us when you visit our site; contact Horizons Norwalk Community College by mail, phone or e-mail; fill out requests for information through our advertisements and promotions; and/or request our e-mail newsletters. We collect only personally identifiable information that you provide to us such as: name, address, phone number, e-mail address and for orders and any information you may volunteer, such as survey information.
We may also collect and record non-personal information regarding information on how many visits each page receives and user-specific information on what pages on the site were visited. We may track the page you visited before coming to our site and the page you link to when you leave. And we obtain certain types of technical information when your Web browser accesses horizonsncc.org, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address (a unique number that identifies your Internet access), the domain name and host from which you access the Internet and computer and connection information such as browser type and version and operating system. We may utilize software tools that measure and collect session information including download errors, visit length to certain pages, page response times and technical interaction information regarding scrolling, clicks and other methods used to browse the site's pages.
Like many Web sites, we receive and store certain types of information automatically through the use of "cookies." Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive that enable us to track your experience on our site and therefore customize our site for our constituencies in order to provide a more enjoyable web site experience. You may set your browser to reject cookies, but this may limit your ability to take full advantage of some of the features offered on our site.
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use the site. Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The anonymous information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Horizons Norwalk Community College only.
We will never use Google Analytics to track or to collect any personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifiable information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.
2. Information Collection by 3rd Parties
Horizons Norwalk Community College will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Horizons Norwalk Community College may employ third parties to perform certain business services on our behalf. These functions may include but not be limited to (a) collect information that you provide to us such as: name, address, phone number, e-mail address and any information you may volunteer, such as survey information; (c) analyzing data; and (d) generating and revising constituency lists. None of these third parties may use any personal information collected for any purpose other than to carry out their business function on our behalf.
3. Information Usage
The information we collect is used to better serve our constituency by making their online visits more enjoyable. We do so by responding to your requests, modifying areas that need to be improved upon, customizing your online experience and communicating with you for outreach purposes. We use non-personal information, technical data and information collected by third parties for internal business and outreach purposes, and to monitor site security.
4. Information Sharing
Horizons Norwalk Community College does share constituency information under the limited conditions described below:
Agents: Horizons Norwalk Community College shares certain constituency information with its third party business agents as described in Section 2. The provision of personally-identifiable information to such third parties is for our own business purposes, such as to process your enrollment or application or to provide services for us.
Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we may disclose personal and other collected information when required by law or when we deem it necessary to protect the rights or safety of site users, our employees or property. This includes exchanging information with third parties and organizations in connection with credit risk reduction and fraud protection. We may also transfer or disclose personal information in the context of the sale of some or all of our assets or our purchase of another party's assets.
5. Constituency Options
As discussed above, you can always choose not to be included in mailing lists or in e-mail outreach campaigns. In addition to these requests, if you do not wish to be included in online outreach efforts, wish to have your name removed from a mailing list or wish to correct or update personal information we have for you, please contact us. We will process your request, but please note that you may receive additional contacts before your request takes effect which could be up to 2 months. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
6. Security Procedures in Place to Protect Information
You are an important part of our constituency at Horizons Norwalk Community College and your online visits are highly valued. Our web servers are authenticated so you can trust that you are doing business with Horizons Norwalk Community College. We protect the security of sensitive information you provide online by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security software that encrypts such information in transit to us. The security features are automatic. For your security, the verification process happens in the background every time you make a transaction on our site. Additionally, Horizons Norwalk Community College employs industry standard firewall and anti-virus protection along with maintaining vendor security patches. Although Horizons Norwalk Community College has implemented measures designed to secure personal information collected on our website from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. If you have any questions or concerns about security on the Horizons Norwalk Community College site, please contact us.
7. Information Correction and Access by Constituency
If you wish to change or modify information previously provided, or something isn't right, please contact us and we'll do our best to make it right.
8. Children's Privacy
While Horizons Norwalk Community College’s business is to serve children, Horizons Norwalk Community College does not knowingly collect information directly from children under the age of 13. This site is entirely aimed at guardians and adults, who will, on behalf of their children, enroll them in Horizons Norwalk Community College’s educational programs thereby providing information about their children to Horizons Norwalk Community College. Under no circumstances does Horizons Norwalk Community College intend to collect information directly from children under the age of 13.
We may provide links to third party web sites on the Horizons Norwalk Community College site. We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those pages. Likewise, Horizons Norwalk Community College cannot be responsible for policies relating to privacy on any of such linked web sites. We strongly advise you to review the policies at any web site you visit.
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10. Contact Information
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact us.