Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting us online! Your privacy is important to us. This statement outlines how St. Johns River State College collects, uses or otherwise handles the information of individuals who visit the College’s websites.

SJR State operates and maintains the following websites:
• St. Johns River State College
• Florida School of the Arts
• Thrasher-Horne Center
• SJR State Athletics

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you visit our websites, our web server automatically recognizes the internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our website. In addition, we gather information regarding the volume and timing of access to our website by collecting information on the date, time and website pages accessed by visitors to the website.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

When applying for admissions, registering for classes, filling out a request form, or responding to a survey on our sites, the user may share their PII by entering his or her name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, social security number or other details to complete their requests or transactions.

USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

The College may use the information in the following ways:
•  To process transactions
•  To send emails to the user or follow up with the user after correspondence
•  To personalize the user’s experience and allow delivery of the type of content and product offerings in which the user is most interested
•  To improve content and navigation on our websites
•  To allow us to better serve the user in responding to customer service requests

PROTECTION OF USER’S INFORMATION

The user’s personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by persons with special access rights and are required to keep the information confidential. All sensitive information the user supplies is encrypted. A variety of security measures are implemented when a user conducts a transaction, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of the user’s personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that a website or service provider transfers to the user’s computer/device through the user’s web browser. Cookies enable the collection of certain information, including the user’s browsing preferences and history.

Cookies are used to help understand the user’s preferences based on previous or current site activity and enables us to provide the user with improved services, navigation and information. Cookies may also be used to help compile aggregate data about website traffic and website interaction so that we can offer better website experiences.

DIGITAL ADVERTISING

The College may use at any time remarketing/retargeting tools, or any similar advertising tool to advertise the College and its services across the internet. Remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the websites you have viewed by placing a “cookie” on your computer/device.

The cookie is used to report “This person visited this page, to show them ads/information relating to that page.” Remarketing tools allow the College to customize its marketing to better suit the visitor’s needs and only display ads that are relevant to them.

We may use cookies to:
• Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
• Keep track of advertisements
• Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions. We may also use trusted third party services that track this • information on our behalf
• Serve ads on third-party sites based on previous visits to our site

SOCIAL NETWORKING COOKIES

If you share our content through social media (such as liking us on Facebook), those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose. If you wish to opt-out of any of these social interactions, refer to the specific social media platform for instructions on how to do so.

GOOGLE

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. The College may use at any time Google Adwords Remarketing, Google AdSense Advertising and Google Analytics on our web sites.

Google, as a third-party vendor, may collect information regarding the user’s operating system, browser, and physical location. Google may use cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

The College may implement the following at any time:
• Remarketing with Google AdSense and/or AdWords
• Google Display Network Impression Reporting
• Demographics and Interests Reporting

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Occasionally, the College may include third-party products or services (e.g., Career Coach, College Central) on its websites. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties a user’s personally identifiable information unless we provide the user with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our websites, conducting our business, or servicing the user, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release the user’s information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

THIRD-PARTY BEHAVIORAL TRACKING

It is also important to note that we may allow third-party behavioral tracking. Behavioral tracking is an online technique of collecting and interpreting market research data from browsing sessions with the intent of customizing internet advertising to specific visitors. Marketing and advertising agencies use behavioral tracking to follow the activities of users as they surf the web.

DISABLING COOKIES and OPTING OUT

Users may choose to have their computers/devices warn them each time a cookie is being sent or choose to turn off all cookies. Users can modify or turn off cookies in their browser settings. If cookies are turned off, some features may be disabled and may make the site experience less efficient.

Users may set preferences for how Google advertises to the individual using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, the user may opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on.

CONTACTING THE COLLEGE

If you have questions regarding our privacy statement, please contact our webmaster or call us at (386) 312-4026.

Information within this privacy statement is subject to change.

Updated March 2020

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