Privacy Policy

Western Nebraska Community College will attempt to safeguard the privacy of all visitors to publicly accessible websites (that is, websites not password-protected) to the extent allowed by law. This notice describes our privacy policy as it relates to the collection, protection, and disclosure of such information resulting from Western Nebraska Community College web servers, including Western Nebraska Community College websites, sites that collect online information, or that identify actions of a web user.

Other privacy standards apply to such things as password-protected websites, instructional websites, student records and employee personnel records as specifically identified in state statute, in accordance with federal or state laws and Western Nebraska Community College policies and by-laws. Western Nebraska Community College web pages may contain links to other sites on the World Wide Web; however, Western Nebraska Community College is not responsible for any content or services provided on these sites.

Information provided on a volunteer basis, during routine requests for personal information (such as surveys, email addresses, requests for information, etc.) will be used only for the purpose(s) outlined. Every web page that requests information from you should disclose the purpose ofhow this information will be used. If you do not wish to have the information used in the manner listed, or if the potential use of the informationis not outlined, you are not required to provide it, however, you may not receive certain services if the information is not provided.

The information collected and logged through Western Nebraska Community College websites can be classified into two categories: website logs and cookies.

Western Nebraska Community College makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from information collected in website logs, except in caseswhere system integrity, institutional infrastructure, or personal safety is being jeopardized. The data is used to tune the web pages and the site forefficiency, to produce summary reports regarding system usage and give system administrators the ability to monitor system integrity, and protectinstitutional infrastructure and personal safety. The usage information gathered is also used to customize websites (move high use pages to the top of the site, add content for information frequently searched for, establish patterns of interest, etc.).

Information collected and logged through Western Nebraska Community College websites and web servers includes the following:

  • Internet addresses or URLs of computers used in browsing a website
  • Web pages requested
  • The date and time of a visit to a web page
  • The browser version and configuration information used to connect to a site
  • Search terms used on our search engines

There are Western Nebraska Community College sites that require cookies. We neither forward cookies nor intentionally collect information for other parties outside Western Nebraska Community College.

We disclose any nonpublic information only when it is necessary for the conduct of Western Nebraska Community College, State, or Federal government business, or under circumstances where disclosure is required by law. Information may also be disclosed for audit purposes, to regulatory agencies, or for othergeneral administrative services. Information is not intentionally disclosed or distributed to any entity who uses it to sell products or services.Information will not be released without written authorization to the extent allowed by law.

If you have questions about the collection of information or concerns about adherence to this policy from Western Nebraska Community College websites, please contact Western Nebraska Community College.