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Privacy Policy

Sunday, August 14, 2022

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College

Overview

This is a website privacy policy for the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC), a publicly-supported comprehensive two-year college created by Act 1244 of the 1991 Arkansas General Assembly. This website policy is intended to comply with Act 1713 of 2003 codified in ACA § 25-1-114.

Access Information Collected

The University of Arkansas, while reserving its right to monitor communications via university websites for legal, policy or business reasons, including security and functionality, will not monitor the content of communications as a matter of normal business practice. However, the fact that communication occurred (such as when a user visits a university website or utilizes university websites to search for information or submit a form), may be routinely logged as a normal business practice.

Common information logged through the UA-PTC website includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • the IP address of the user’s computer

  • the date and time a user’s computer accessed our site

  • the IP address and URL of a referring website

  • the page the user requested from UA-PTC’s website

  • the information that a user’s Web browser software sends, which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in the user’s computer in the case of e-mail, the sender and recipient's e-mail addresses

Google Analytics

UA-PTC uses Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., to collect information such as URLs, Internet domain and host names, browser software, date and time site visited, etc.

Voluntary Information

Services are provided through UA-PTC website forms (e.g., admissions, financial aid requests, job applications), surveys, etc., whereby individuals are required to enter personal information in order to process the request, such as name, physical and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and financial data. If information requested is not entered, the services and/or requests cannot be accomplished online.

How Personal Data Is Used

Data that is collected through the UA-PTC website may be used to analyze aggregate traffic/access information for resource management, site planning, advertising and marketing. In addition, UA-PTC monitors the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time, and pages accessed by visitors. The information collected is used to better understand general site usage patterns, improve site usability, and improve the content of the site. None of this information is shared with other organizations or tied to any individual user.

When personally identifiable information is entered through the UA-PTC website, typically the information requested and collected is only used to provide the information or services sought by the requester, just as a person might provide such information when visiting a university office in person or submitting the information via paper, for example, an application for admission.

UA-PTC may also use any information gathered through the UA-PTC website or exchange such information with other entities in order to carry out normal UA-PTC business operations, including marketing and subcontractor services. Legal requirements concerning use and disclosure of sensitive information will be applied to information maintained with these resources to the same extent that the requirements are applied to other records kept or maintained by UA-PTC. UA-PTC does not sell information collected through the UA-PTC website to other entities.

Cookies

Websites can use cookies to provide the user with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to a browser, which may then store it on the user’s system. Some applications may require the user to accept cookies in order for the application to work properly. Two types of cookies exist, session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies contain data through which the Web application the visitor is using can maintain the continuity and state of a session. Session cookies expire upon user logout, closing of the browser or timed-out sessions. Persistent cookies contain information that may be useful across multiple sessions, such as identifying the user or other persistent attributes, and are typically not deleted. Data from cookies may also be used to identify user trends and patterns, provide services and record session information. Web browsers can be configured to refuse cookies, accept cookies, disable cookies and remove cookies as needed or desired.

Records

All record keeping is done in strict compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 u.s.c. § 1232g; 34cfr part 99).

UA-PTC is required to comply with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOI) (Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-101) and may be required to disclose records maintained in the daily operations of the college unless said records are specifically protected by federal or state regulations. Therefore, electronic communication and information could and would be made available upon being presented with a valid FOI request.

UA-PTC employees, staff and students should consider the use of electronic media as being subject to disclosure.

There is no expectation of privacy in electronic data that is retained by UA-PTC unless said data is specifically protected by federal or state regulations.

Third Party Applications and External Links

Many third party applications and external links contained on the UA-PTC website may or may not be hosted on the University of Arkansas or UA-PTC servers. UA-PTC cannot warrant or be responsible for the privacy policies of such sites. Users are encouraged to become familiar with the privacy policies of third party or off-campus sites. External sites that are not under control of UA-PTC are provided as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by UA-PTC.

Accessibility

UA-PTC is committed to following the W3C WCAG 2.1 guidelines and making digital content on the UA-PTC website accessible to all visitors regardless of disability, including any future laws that may be established. If visitors encounter any accessibility barriers or would like to share feedback regarding the accessibility of the UA-PTC website, please contact [email protected]. For assistance with enlarging text and retrieving content on the UA-PTC website in different accessibility formats visit, www.uaptc.edu/web-accessibility.

Security

In addition to complying with all applicable laws and regulations, UA-PTC strives to implement and maintain systems and policies to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information provided by users. Despite these security measures, UA-PTC does not represent or warrant that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties.

University of Arkansas and UA-PTC Policies

Web Scraping Policy

You agree that any information collected through robots, crawlers or scrapers will not be sold, transferred or redistributed for monetary gain, because this content is protect by our copyright. In gathering data, you agree to use your legitimate IP address. You also agree to not use these tools to attempt to uncover personal information including applications, student financial information or any information protected by law under FERPA or any information secured by a login. Finally, do not crawl or scrape rotbots.txt files.