Privacy Statement

Draft: September 22, 2021

Purpose

Mountainland Technical College is committed to protecting your privacy while making it easier and more efficient to interact with our website. Sometimes, we need the information to provide services you request, and this commitment to privacy explains our online information practices.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily (e.g., communication via e-mail or online form).

This notice is subject to change over time as the technologies that provide services via the Internet continue to develop and evolve. Despite changes in technology, any alterations to this document will not affect our commitment to privacy.

Automatic Information Collection

Suppose a user has not taken specific steps to anonymize their personal web traffic (e.g. apply mechanisms such as the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on that disable data collection for analytical purposes). In that case, Mountainland Technical College may collect certain information automatically. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • User’s Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Internet service provider
  • Operating system
  • The time and date of the visit
  • Browser
  • The site from which the user visited
  • Cookie information (if applicable)

All information that is collected automatically is used to improve your experience, organize Web content, or troubleshoot web-related issues. For example, we may use the information collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial purposes, and the college does not sell or otherwise distribute the information collected from the website for commercial purposes.

Information Collected When You E-mail our Webmaster or Complete a Transaction

If you send an e-mail to the college, your e-mail address and the contents of your message are collected. These are used to respond to you, address issues you identify, improve this website, or forward your message to someone who can help you. We do not disclose your e-mail address to any person or organization outside the college.

If you voluntarily complete an online form, the personal information you provide will be retained in an appropriate way to complete your transaction. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or create profiles of children under 13. Caution: if you submit personal information in an e-mail, the information will be treated as though an adult submitted it, and may unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access.

Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this website. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites. To better serve you, we may use persistent and/or session cookies to enhance or customize your visit to this website. Persistent and session cookies that are created automatically on the device you use to access this website do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your device to access this website. A session cookie is usually erased during the operation of your browser or when your browser is closed. Some Web browsers retain session cookies by default; you can adjust your browser settings to ensure that session cookies are deleted. A persistent cookie remains on your computer until you decide to delete it. We use persistent cookies on some parts of our website to gather non-personal statistical data when you visit our website.

For more information on how you can control cookies, please visit our Cookie Notice.

Information and Choice

As mentioned, Mountainland Technical College does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, responding to a survey, or completing an online form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an online form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not usually impact your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading information.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Website

Mountainland Technical College only collects personal information through this website or discloses personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to collecting or disclosing such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to Mountainland Technical College by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Mountainland Technical College for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to Mountainland Technical College, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

However, Mountainland Technical College may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: 1. necessary to perform the college’s statutory duties to operate a program authorized by law or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; 2. made pursuant to a court order or by law; 3. to validate the identity of the user; or 4. of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that are in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

In addition, Mountainland Technical College may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to Mountainland Technical College’s information technology assets.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website

Mountainland Technical College values individuals’ privacy and seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with us. Your trust is important to us, and we believe you have the right to know how information is handled. For example, Mountainland Technical College limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information to perform their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

In addition, Mountainland Technical College has procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content and the electronic transmission of information.

For website security purposes and to maintain the website’s availability for all users, Mountainland Technical College monitors traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this privacy statement should not be construed as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail-proof, the security of the information supplied through the website. 

Contact Information

For questions regarding this privacy statement, please contact:


Chief Technology Officer
Mountainland Technical College
2301 Ashton Boulevard
Lehi, Utah 84043

This Privacy Statement and the corresponding Cookie Notice were adapted using best practices from Utah Valley University, the State University of New York, McNeese State University, and the University of Florida. 

 

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