- Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website
- Information Collected When You E-mail www.sunyrockland.edu or Complete a Transaction
- Information and Choice
- Disclosure of Information Collected Through www.sunyrockland.edu
- Retention of Information Collected when you visit www.sunyrockland.edu
- Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
- Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
- Links disclaimer
- Information Disclaimer
- Contact Information
Thank you for visiting the Rockland Community College website. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with Rockland Community College. We recognize that it’s critical to individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit www.sunyrockland.edu.
For purposes of this policy, “personal information” means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. Rockland Community 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 on-line transaction.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit this Website
When visiting www.sunyrockland.edu, RCC automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- User client hostname. The hostname or Internet Protocol address of the User requesting access to a state agency website.
- HTTP header, “user agent.” The user agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system on which that the browser is running.
- HTTP header, “referrer.” The referrer specifies the web page from which the user accessed the current web page.
- System date. The date and time of the user’s request.
- Full request. The exact request the user made.
- Status. The status code the server returned to the user.
- Content length. The content length, in bytes, of any document sent to the user.
- Method. The request method used.
- Universal Resource Identifier (URI). The location of a resource on the server.
- Query string of the URI. Anything after the question mark in a URI.
- Protocol. The transport protocol and the version used.
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information
The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website’s content and to help Rockland Community College understand how users are interacting with the website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the utility of the material available on the website. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and Rockland Community College is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from www.sunyrockland.edu for commercial marketing purposes.
Information Collected When You E-mail www.sunyrockland.edu or Complete a Transaction
During your visit to our website you may send an e-mail to Rockland Community College. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another State agency for appropriate action. Your e-mail address is not collected for commercial purposes and Rockland Community College is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes.
During your visit to www.sunyrockland.edu you may complete a transaction such as a survey, registration or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in completing the transaction is used by Rockland Community College to operate Rockland Community College programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by Rockland Community College may be disclosed by Rockland Community College for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.
Rockland Community College does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or create profiles of children under the age of 13. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access. The Agency strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.
Information and Choice
As noted above, Rockland Community 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 on-line form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an on-line 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 normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading information.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through www.sunyrockland.edu
The collection of information through www.sunyrockland.edu and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. We will only collect personal information through www.sunyrockland.edu or disclose personal information collect through www.sunyrockland.edu if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to Rockland Community College by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Rockland Community College for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to Rockland Community College, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
However, we may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of Rockland Community College, or necessary for Rockland Community College 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) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
Rockland Community College may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Rockland Community College’s information technology assets.
Retention of Information Collected when you visit www.sunyrockland.edu
Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
Any user may submit a request to the Rockland Community College privacy compliance officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this website. Any such request shall be made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the privacy compliance officer is:
Privacy Compliance Officer
Information Technology Department
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, New York 10901
The privacy compliance officer shall, within five (5) business days of the receipt of a proper request, (i) provide access to the personal information; (ii) deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or (iii) acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of the acknowledgment.
In the event that we collected personal information pertaining to a user through the state agency website and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user’s request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in section 95 of the Public Officers Law.
Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
We are strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through www.sunyrockland.edu against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, Rockland Community College limits employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, we have implemented 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 as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of the website for all users, Rockland Community College employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this website.
Information provided on this website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, Rockland Community College recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, Rockland Community College, its employees, officers and agents make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by this website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.
Privacy Compliance Officer
Information Technology Services
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, New York 10901
The following definitions apply to, and appear in italics, in this policy:
Personal Information shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 5 of section 202 of the New York State Technology Law.
State Agency Website shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 7 of section 202 of the New York State Technology Law.
User shall have the meaning set forth in subdivision 8 of section 202 of the New York State Technology Law.