Website Privacy Statement
Updated Oct. 30, 2018
The privacy of visitors to a College of The Albemarle (COA) website is important to COA. Our website privacy practices are summarized below and apply to all authorized COA websites. Our practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with federal and state laws.
Information Collection and Use
Other types of personally identifiable information that you may provide to us on our websites can include: name, address, telephone numbers, birthday, student identification number, Social Security number, credit card number, user name, password, and/or net-id. This information will be used to respond to you or to provide you with a requested service, such as enrollment, purchases, making a donation, and other educational, research, service programs or administrative purposes. In some cases, the information requested is mandatory in order for us to provide you with the information or service you seek. These fields will be marked with an “*”. If you do not wish to provide the mandatory information, you may contact the specific website’s contact person and ask whether there is an alternate method for you to provide the required information to obtain the service.
Please be aware that we will never use an email note to ask you to provide confidential or restricted information. If you receive such an email request, it is not from COA regardless of the purported sender’s identification. We recommend that you do not respond to that email. We will not sell or share your personally identifiable information with third parties without your consent, unless required by law or legal instruments. We retain the information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected and to comply with laws and retention requirements.
- You can opt-out of Google Ads by using ad settings provided by Google.
- View information on Facebook’s Data Policy and learn how to control online ads from Facebook.
- If you no longer want to receive marketing communications from COA, please follow the unsubscribe instructions that are included at the bottom of each message. Please note that if you unsubscribe from our marketing communications, you may still receive administrative messages from the college.
Data Retention Period
If you submit information through any of our contact forms, the information and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Depending on your location and where applicable law requires, you may have the following choices with respect to your personal information submitted on the websites covered by this Privacy Statement:
- The right to access your personal information;
- The right to update your personal information by emailing us;
- The right to withdraw your consent to providing personal information
- The right to request deletion of your personal information or object to its processing; and
- The right to lodge a complaint with an applicable supervisory authority.
If you would like to exercise your choices regarding the personal information collected on our websites, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COA is committed to employing security measures which strive to protect your information against unauthorized alteration or destruction and unauthorized access or disclosure. All COA employees, including website operators are charged with complying with all applicable laws and COA policies governing privacy and the confidentiality of personal information. Information that doesn’t fall under established legal protections is subject to public disclosure under law.
Changes to this Privacy Notification Statement
COA may modify this Privacy Notification Statement periodically without notice. Your use of the site(s) thereafter signifies your acknowledgement and acceptance of the modified Privacy Notification Statement. Any revisions to this notification will be posted at this URL.
If you have questions about a specific website’s collection, use, or security of information, please contact the specific website’s identified contact. For information about this privacy statement contact email@example.com.
As used in U.S. privacy law and information security, personal information is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. For legal purposes, the effective definitions vary on the jurisdiction and the purposes for which the term is being used.