NIACC Web Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting North Iowa Area Community College. Your privacy is very important to us. Our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit NIACC’s website, unless you choose to make such information available to us. During normal web site usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number or social security number.

You may choose whether to provide personal information online. Personal information includes an individual’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, Student ID or Social Security number. We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by filling out an online form, sending an email message to an individual or department at the college, or by participating in an online survey. You may choose not to provide personal information using an online form.

If you use this website to make a financial transaction, be assured that the transaction is secure as indicated by the icon in the shape of a lock appearing on your screen. The data traveling across the Internet is encrypted through the use of SSL (secured socket layers) between the user and the server.

When you browse the NIACC website, read pages or download information the Web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you accessed the site. The IP address identifies your Internet service provider or your computer depending on the configuration of your computer. This information does not result in the identification of your name, personal e-mail address or other personal information. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.

On occasion a “cookie” may be temporarily stored on your computer by the NIACC web server. These cookies are required by some web applications to identify the start or last access time and date of your session. No personal information is collected or transmitted by cookies.

Statistical information may be gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date and time of the visit, specific pages accessed at the site, and in some cases the referring site or the web page that you last visit before coming to NIACC’s web site (such as Google or Yahoo, etc.). In addition, we collect aggregate information about web browser software versions. This is done so that the content of the web site can be improved. This information is not shared with other organizations. Only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.

The information we automatically collect or store is used by NIACC only to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services so that we may continually improve the site’s usefulness to the public. No information is shared with 3rd parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law.

This privacy policy applies only to the NIACC websites. Once you leave the NIACC websites, by whatever method, this privacy policy is no longer in effect.

If you have questions about the North Iowa Area Community College privacy policies, or have suggestions on how these policies can be improved, please feel free to e-mail us at request@niacc.edu or contact us by telephone at 641-423-1264.