Thank you for visiting the SFCC Web site and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This
statement addresses collection, use, and security of and access to information that
may be obtained through use of SFCC Web site. This notice covers the following topics:
- Information Collected and How it is Used
- Personal Information and Choice
- Public Access to Information
- Nondisclosure of Certain Personal Information
- Contact Information
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Information Collected and How it is Used
Information collected if you only browse this site.
If you do nothing during your visit to our Web site but browse, read pages, or download
information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This
information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store
the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address
is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly
to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic
to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service
provider (for example, xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The Web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The Web site you visited prior to coming to this Web site.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by SFCC only
to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people
are using our services. SFCC analyzes the Web site logs to determine how our Web
site is being used, so that we may continually improve the site's usefulness to
What we collect if you volunteer information.
If during your visit to our Web site you participate in a survey, send an email,
or perform some other transaction on-line, the following additional information
will be collected:
- The email address, and contents of email, for those who communicate with us
- Information volunteered in response to a survey.
- Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio,
video, and graphic information formats you send us.
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address
issues you may identify, to further improve our Web site, or to forward the email
to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used to collect
information about student perceptions of issues of interest. Information from
other online forms is used to order brochures, send feedback, apply for admissions,
graduation, and other administrative functions.
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Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information online.
Personal information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable
to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's
name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not
considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to
us by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form.
You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey or to provide
any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in
these activities will not impair your ability to browse SFCC Web site and read or
download any information provided on the site. The college information telephone
can be found on the footer of every page. Directories list telephone numbers
of every department and service on campus.
If personal information is requested on the Web site or volunteered by the user,
state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information
is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection
and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other
than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Public Records
Officer as shown in the Contact Information section of this statement.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or
volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information
given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.
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Public Access to Information
In the State Of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that
the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by
state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to
access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.
Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
All of the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be
subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption
in law exists. Statute
RCW 42.56.070(1) states that:
Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public
inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific
exemptions of subsection (6) of this section [RCW 42.17.260(6)], RCW 42.17.310,
42.17.315, or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific information
or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal
privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete
identifying details in a manner consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when
it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification
for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act
or other law governing the agency’s disclosure of records, the Public Records Act
or other applicable law will control.
The complete Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is available at:
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Nondisclosure of Certain Personal Information
You may be required to provide certain personal information when you use Web-enabled
applications, such as ctcLink.
The following laws and regulations may prevent SFCC from disclosing the personal
information about you except for directory information. Only directory information
can be released without student's authorization. Students must sign a release in
order to have any other information disclosed or to withhold all information. Education
information may be released to other institutions that have requested the records
and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll. Information may be released
to a third party without student's consent if an emergency situation exists or if
information is requested officially by means of a subpoena, court order or legal
report. Additionally, Congress requires student information to be released to military
recruiters if officially requested. Directory information may include student's
name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major fields of study,
participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height
of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received,
the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student,
and other similar information.
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Section 438, Public Law 90-247 Title IV, as amended, 88 Stat 571-574 (20 USC 1232g)
otherwise known as the Buckley Amendment Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
RCW 42.17.310 (a) and (ss) exempts the following from public inspection and
copying: (a) Personal information in any files maintained for students in public
schools, patients or clients of public institutions or public health agencies, or
welfare recipients; (ss) Credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check
numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial account numbers supplied
to an agency for the purpose of electronic transfer of funds, except when disclosure
is expressly required by law.
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Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information
You can review any personally identifiable information the SFCC collects about you
by using the information in the Contact Information section at the end of this Notice.
You may recommend changes to your personally identifiable information you believe
to be inaccurate by submitting a written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy.
We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or
making corrections (RCW
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To better serve our users, we are now using "cookies" to customize your browsing
experience with SFCC Web site. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer
by your Web browser.
Cookies created on your computer by using this Web site do not contain personally
identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the
cookie feature to store the following information on your computer:
- Session login information
- Limited personal information, such as name
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Information Systems and Development Services, as developer and manager of SFCC Web site, has taken several
steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to
information maintained by SFCC. These measures are designed and intended to prevent
corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information,
and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or
other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided
via SFCC Web sites.
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The SFCC Web site has many links to other Web sites. These include links to Web
sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private
businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the SFCC Web site
and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another Web site, you are
Neither the State of Washington, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State
of Washington warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information
published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services
linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance
on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such
information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on
any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk.
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SFCC Contact Information
You may contact SFCC as follows:
To review your personal information, or request correction of your personal information:
Chief Financial Officer
Community College of Spokane
501 N. Riverpoint Blvd. MS 1006
Spokane, WA 99202
To offer comments about SFCC's Web site or about the information presented in this
Director of Information Systems and Development Services
2000 N. Greene St.
Spokane, WA 99217
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