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Gadsden State Community College


eLearning Student Handbook

Privacy Policy

Gadsden State Community College respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. Gadsden State collects no personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to make this information available to us. Gadsden State does not share personal information about Web site guests. Personal information provided by guests such as email addresses or information submitted via online feedback forms is used by Gadsden State in assisting individual guests as necessary. This policy is consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.

Currently, Gadsden State utilizes computer hardware and software resources to collect the following summary information:

  • Internet domains and IP addresses from which a visitor accesses the Gadsden State website
  • Date and times of access to the Gadsden State website
  • Pages, files, directory structures visited per access

According to the Internet Privacy and Security Act, none of the above mentioned information constitutes personal information. This information is analyzed to assist in improving the College website. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Gadsden State is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected for commercial marketing purposes. However, in some instances, Gadsden State Community College may be compelled by law to release information gathered from the Gadsden State web servers.

Gadsden State Community College also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), which prohibits the release of educational records without student permission. For additional information on FERPA, please consult the Gadsden State Community College Student Handbook or Gadsden State Community College Office of Registrar.