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NCMC Privacy Policy

Last Updated: November 30, 2020

This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used, disclosed and secured by North Central Missouri College (“Company” “NCMC”, “we” or “us”) when you (“you”, “your”, “user”) access the Company web site(s) at https://www.ncmissouri.edu.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Site(s).

We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time.  We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was updated.  We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.  Your continued use of the Site(s) following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. 

What Is Personal Information?

As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, date of birth, credit card number, social security number), or information about that individual that is directly linked to personal information.  [Note that if Company collects sensitive personal information (like social security numbers, bank details and credit card numbers), all pages collecting the sensitive information must use a secure processing server (https://) and have a clearly visible link to this Policy.] Personal information does not include “aggregate information”, which is data we may collect about the use of the Site(s) or about a group or category of users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.  This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information. 

How Do We Collect Information, and What Types of Information Do We Collect?

We collect several types of personal information about you in a number of ways when you visit or use the Site:

Active Collection:

We collect certain information when you voluntarily provide it, such as if you send us an email, sign up for newsletters, or submit inquiry forms or applications, or you otherwise provide or request information.  Such information may include various types of personal information.  Additionally, we may also collect demographic information such as your age, gender, country and zip code of residence, and preferences.  This demographic information may be associated with your personal information.  If this demographic information is connected with personal information, we will treat the demographic information as personal information.  

Passive Collection:

When you use the Site, some information is also automatically collected, such as the address of the referring site and activity on the Site.  We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the personal information mentioned above.  Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

We may also automatically collect certain information and monitor user activity through the use of “cookies” (including persistent and/or session cookies) or web beacons (also known as web bugs, pixel tags, tracking pixels, or clear gifs) on the Site.  A “persistent cookie” is stored on a user’s hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until the user deletes the cookie.  Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future.  “Session cookies” are cookies that expire upon the conclusion of your visit to a website.  These types of cookies are widely used to facilitate a consumer’s interaction with a website. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies on the Site, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions.  However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features on the Site.  In addition to the above, information provided by cookies, web beacons, or other devices may be used, among other things, to For more information about NCMC’s use of cookies, including how to disable cookies, please visit: https://www.ncmissouri.edu/ncmc-website-cookie-details/.  

How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?

We use personal information we collect through the Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Site.  For example, we may use personal and other information we collect to communicate with the user, contact the user, deliver targeted ads, provide recommendations, monitor Site usage trends, send promotional messages, conduct surveys and for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

If you no longer wish to receive communication from us, you may opt out of all future communications by following the “opt out” instructions included in the method of communication.

What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

We will not share the personal information we collect from you through the Site(s) with third parties, except as described in this Policy or on the Site(s). 

Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Websites and Others:

We will disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures (a) are required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help to: enforce our policies; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your safety or security, including the safety and security of property that belongs to you; and/or, protect the safety and security of our Site(s) or third parties.