Online Privacy Statement
Information Technology Resource Policies
Implementing Procedures for
Online Privacy, Access and Security
The policy of Valencia College is to respect the
privacy of all Valencia proprietary web site visitors to the extent permitted by law.
This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the
ways in which these web sites collect information, the uses to
which that information will be put, and the ways in which we will
protect any information you choose to provide us.
There are four types of information that this site may collect
during your visit: network traffic logs, web visit logs, cookies,
and information voluntarily provided by you.
Network Traffic Logs
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service
for all users, Valencia 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 college computers or the
network, and monitor and tune the performance of the college network.
In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such
information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets,
and other information. Information from these activities is used
only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance
of the college's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable
information from these activities is not released to external
parties without your consent unless required by law.
Web Visit Logs
Valencia College web sites 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 internet address
(URL or 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. This site makes no attempt to identify individual
visitors from this information: any personally identifiable information
is not released to external parties without your consent unless
required by law.
Cookies are pieces of information stored by your web browser on
behalf of a web site and returned to the web site on request.
your current session at the site from one web page to the next,
and to identify you to the site between visits. If you prefer
not to receive cookies, you may turn them off in your browser,
or may set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie.
Some pages may not function properly if the cookies are turned
off. Unless otherwise notified on this site, we will not store
data, other than for these two purposes, in cookies. Cookies remain
on your computer, and accordingly we neither store cookies on
our computers nor forward them to any external parties. Unless
your movement among different web sites and do not exchange cookies
with other entities.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
In the course of using these web sites, you may choose to provide
us with information to help us serve your needs. For example,
you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form)
to request information, you may sign up for a mailing list, or
you may send us your address so we may send you an application
or other material. Any personally identifiable information you
send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. Requests
for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond
to the request, and may be recorded to help us update our site
to better respond to similar requests. We will not sell, exchange
or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information
without your consent, except to the extent required by law. We
do reserve the right to work with third-party vendors, to host
this information solely for the purposes intended by Valencia
College and in accordance with this policy. We
do not retain the information longer than necessary for normal
operations. Each web page requesting information discloses the
purpose of that information. If you do not wish to have the information
used in that manner, you are not required to provide it. Please
contact the person listed on the specific page, or listed below,
with questions or concerns on the use of personally identifiable
Valencia College web sites and subsites may provide
links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. We do not control
these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible
for their availability, content, or delivery of services. In particular,
they may have their own policies or none at all. Often you can
tell you are leaving a Valencia College web site by
noting the URL of the destination site.
If you have questions, please contact the Vice President for Policy
and General Counsel via email email@example.com or telephone (407) 582-3433.
Online Privacy, Access and Security [04-38.04] Revision: July