UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I COMMUNITY COLLEGES PRIVACY STATEMENT (DRAFT)

The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges 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 University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges Web site and governs data collection, usage and disclosure of that information. By using the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement of Privacy. If you do not agree to the terms of this statement, please do not use this Web site.

University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges reserve the right to change this Statement of Privacy at any time. University of Hawai’i Community Colleges will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges is protecting your information, and how any personal information you provide will be used. Your continued use of this Web site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

University of Hawai’i Community Colleges encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to and from the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. University of Hawai’i Community Colleges is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges and University of Hawai’i Community Colleges family of Web sites.

Collection of your Personal Information

Personal Information You Provide to Us -- The University of Hawai’i Community Colleges only have access to and collect personal information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. The personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges may include your e-mail address, name, home or work address, social security number or student identification number, or telephone number (collectively, “Personal Information”).

The University of Hawai’i Community Colleges does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. University of Hawai’i Community Colleges 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 (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, University of Hawai’i Community Colleges may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail 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 University of Hawai’i Community Colleges, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

University of Hawai’i Community Colleges does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

University of Hawai’i Community Colleges Web sites 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: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on University of Hawai’i Community Colleges or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of University of Hawai’i Community Colleges; and, © act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of University of Hawai’i Community Colleges, or the public.

Collection of Usage Information

The University of Hawai’i Community Colleges keeps tracks of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges, in order to determine what University of Hawai’i Community Colleges services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within University of Hawai’i Community Colleges to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Information Collected by Automated Means -- Whenever you use this site, the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges, as well as any of our third party advertisers and/or service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect information about how the Web site is accessed and used (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, how many users visited the Web site, and the Web site you visited immediately before coming to the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges Web site. This information is used by the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges to help keep the Web site fresh and interesting to visitors, and to tailor content to a visitor’s interests. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if Usage Information is ever associated with you as a specific and identifiable person, then this is treated as Personal Information.

Device Identifiers -- In the course of collecting Usage Information, the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges Web site may also collect the visitor’s IP address, MAC Address or other unique identifier (each a “Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, WI-FI card, or other technology (collectively, “Device”) used to access the Web site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a Web site or its servers. This information is used to identify repeat visitors to the Web site, to send targeted advertisements and to enhance the Web site. Your Device Identifier may be associated with your Personal Information.

Use of Cookies

The University of Hawai’i Community Colleges Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your Device or hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your Device. 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 University of Hawai’i Community Colleges pages, or register with University of Hawai’i Community Colleges site or services, a cookie helps to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

Use of Web Beacons

The University of Hawai’i Community Colleges Web site use “web beacons” with the content and ads that are delivered to you, which collects information regarding your interaction with the content and ads. A web beacon is a transparent graphic image placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed or that an email has been forwarded. In addition, a web beacon allows third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. A web beacon may also tell your browser to get content from another server.

Cookies and web beacons (together, “Site Cookies”) may enable the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience of the Web site, track users actions/behavior on the Web site and track the effectiveness of ads.

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 the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges services or Web sites you visit.

Use of Advertising

The University of Hawai’i Community Colleges also work with various advertising networks, which assist in advertising the seven community colleges and programs. One of the products that the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges may purchase is a retargeting product, which enables the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges to show you advertisements for the community colleges when you visit other sites in the network or in third-party networks and social media platforms. Advertising networks are able to do this through the use of cookies that are provided by third-party partners (“advertising cookies”). The sole use of the advertising cookies is to show you advertisements for the University of Hawai’i Community Colleges; they are not being used to target you in any other way. Moreover, these networks do not link or otherwise connect the information in the advertising cookies to any Personal Information that you may have provided.

Please note that these networks retain the ability to access all information that is stored in their Platforms for purposes of quality assurance and campaign assessment.

If you wish to opt-out of these tracking technologies, you can go to
http://www.reachlocal.com/trackingopt-out, and if you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics, go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en=GB.

Security of your Personal Information

University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges 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 Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Contact Information

University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges has not adhered to this Statement, please contact University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges at: uhcc@hawaii.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Privacy Policy Effective Date
This Privacy Policy was updated May 2019.

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