Blackhawk Technical College is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the blackhawk.edu site and governs data collection and usage. By using the blackhawk.edu site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
The blackhawk.edu site collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. The blackhawk.edu site also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the blackhawk.edu site. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by the blackhawk.edu site for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the blackhawk.edu site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through blackhawk.edu public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The blackhawk.edu site does not read any of your private online communications.
Blackhawk Technical College encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from blackhawk.edu so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Blackhawk Technical College is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the blackhawk.edu site and its family of webites.
Use of your Personal Information
The blackhawk.edu site collects and uses your personal information to operate the blackhawk.edu website and deliver the services you have requested. The blackhawk.edu site also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from blackhawk.edu and its affiliates. The blackhawk.edu site may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The blackhawk.edu site does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. The blackhawk.edu site may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (i.e. email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the blackhawk.edu site may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the blackhawk.edu site, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The blackhawk.edu site does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
The blackhawk.edu site keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within blackhawk.edu, in order to determine what blackhawk.edu services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within blackhawk.edu to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Blackhawk Technical College websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on blackhawk.edu or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of blackhawk.edu; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of blackhawk.edu, or the public.
The blackhawk.edu website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize blackhawk.edu pages, or register with the blackhawk.edu site or its services, a cookie helps blackhawk.edu to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same blackhawk.edu website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the blackhawk.edu website or its services.
Security of your Personal Information
The blackhawk.edu site secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The blackhawk.edu site secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Blackhawk Technical College will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Blackhawk Technical College encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how blackhawk.edu is protecting your information.
Blackhawk Technical College welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the blackhawk.edu site has not adhered to this statement, please contact Blackhawk Technical College at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.