Privacy Policy Statement for Northampton Community College's Web Site (www.northampton.edu)

Thank you for visiting our site. We value your privacy. Following is a disclosure of our information gathering and privacy practices.

How We Collect Information

The site uses cookies to pass information from one page to another as well as to track return visits to the site. While the IP address is tracked, the user remains anonymous.
Follow your browser's "help" section to learn how to disable cookies.

When a request is made for a page on a web server, the server will log where the request originated, the date and time the request was made, the referring site, and what page was requested. NCC makes no attempt to personally identify a user based on the information received by the log files, unless required by law.

User data such as browser type and version, and screen size and color depth are used to ensure that our site is accessible to a widely varying audience. In addition, the Web team monitors search terms entered into the college's search engine to make improvements to the site. Search terms are not traced back to any individual user.

If you choose to give us personal information by filling out a form or sending an email, we will use the information to satisfy that request, or in support of college programs. We will not sell the information to another party.

Security

The site has security measures in place to protect the loss and misuse of data.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called "Google Analytics" to collect information about use of this site, northampton.edu. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Find Google's privacy policy here.

How We Use the Information

The information gathered during a session is used to enhance accessibility and to ensure that all aspects of the site are user-friendly. Client data such as browser type and version, and screen size and color depth are used to ensure that our site is accessible to a widely varying audience. In addition, aggregate statistical data (page hits, etc,) are compiled, but these reports do not contain any personally identifiable information. The information is used to see which sections of the site are visited, and to improve content and navigation.

This policy, which applies only to the college's homepage, may be updated as needs warrant. Please check back regularly to view the latest version.

If you have any questions, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@northampton.edu.

Northampton Community College
Marketing Department
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Policy reviewed: 08/2009

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