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Colorado College Website Privacy Statement

Last updated: March 7, 2016

Colorado College (the college) operates several websites including www.coloradocollege.edu. It is our intention to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Colorado College collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to tailor site content and to format the site and software to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. We may use aggregate visitor data to prepare publicly displayed reports regarding the traffic on our site or on individual pages, site popularity rankings, and referrers that visitors use to access individual web pages.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Colorado College’s websites choose to interact with the college in ways that require the college to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that the college gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, prospective students who engage in the application process are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those applications. In each case, Colorado College collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the college. Colorado College does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Colorado College may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the college may monitor the most popular pages on the www.coloradocollege.edu site. The college does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

Colorado College discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the college’s behalf or to provide services available at Colorado College’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Colorado College’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The college will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Colorado College only discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when Colorado College believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the college, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Colorado College website and have supplied your email address, Colorado College may occasionally send you an email to provide news from the college, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Colorado College community. Colorado College takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Colorado College uses cookies to help the college identify and track visitors, their usage of the Colorado College website, and their website access preferences. Colorado College visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the college’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the college’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Statement Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Colorado College may change its Privacy Statement from time to time, at Colorado College’s sole discretion. Colorado College encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Statement.  Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Statement will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Sources

This document is based upon the following sources:

https://blogs.harvard.edu/privacy-policy/
(licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License)

https://automattic.com/privacy/
(licensed under a Creative Commons Sharealike license)