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Privacy Policy: Website and Distance Education


Website Privacy Policy

We appreciate your visit to the official website of Williamson College.  We respect your privacy and, except in cases where you elect to supply personal information via a web form, we do not collect personal information about you. In cases where you do share personal information with us via a web form, we do not share that information with outside entities, except in cases where we are compelled to do so by law or where we utilize third party services to facilitate our communication with you. In cases where we are bound by law to share information and it is legal for us to notify you of law enforcement information requests, we will make due effort to inform you

What Non-personal Information is Collected?
As visitors navigate our website, we do automatically take note of certain non-personal, technical details of the visit. Such information is commonly collected in automatic fashion by most web servers as a means of tracking trends in site traffic. Information that may be collected and compiled into aggregate reports can include:

  • IP address (a string of 4-6 numbers that give you an “address” within the Internet), implying the geographic locale and domain name of your Internet Service Provider
  • type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc)
  • basic capabilities of browser and computer used to access the site (e.g., screen resolution, Flash capabilities, window size, etc)
  • web address of referring web sites (e.g., if you reached williamsoncc.edu from a google search, we will know that a visitor came to use via google.com)

In addition, records are compiled on the basis of the timing of website visits, the specific pages accessed, the order of pages visited, and, where possible, whether or not a visitor is a repeat visitor. Again, any information collected is not tied to personal identity and is used only for the internal analysis of aggregate traffic patterns across the site. Such patterns provide insight as to how we may improve the website over time.

Children/Direct Notice To Parents
The Williamson College website has no intention of collecting any personal data from individuals under 13 years of age without parental consent. Where appropriate, we will specifically instruct those under thirteen not to submit such information on our site and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure parental consent to such submission.

Williamsoncc.edu  does use cookies for a number of purposes, including the facilitation of traffic analysis. For website visitors who are not faculty, staff, or students of the College, cookies are primarily used in conjunction with tracking non-personal information in order to assess use and repeated use patterns across the site (as detailed above).

Additionally, when web forms are used, cookies may be utilized to help track “session” information. That is, for the duration of your form use, a cookie is used to remember a unique, non-personal code that identifies your interaction with a form. As you navigate the form, session tracking is used to prevent you from having to re-enter your information. Occasionally, form cookies may directly store form information — also for the purposes of easing form interactions.

Public Forums
Williamsoncc.edu may make message boards available for public use. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information.

Security and Privacy Expectations
The Williamson College website takes every precaution to protect our users’  information. When users submit sensitive information via our site, this information is encrypted and remains secure during all stages of transmission. The williamsoncc.edu website complies with all State and Federal statutes requiring safeguards on specific types of information. However, due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of information over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure.

Some web forms, including our Donation Form and Online Payment Form are hosted through the SSL encrypted arm of our website. Where applicable, we use secure 128-bit encryption to protect sensitive information. In cases where credit card information is entered through our Donation Form and Online Payment Form, credit card numbers are encrypted and passed directly to the payment processing provider for authorization. Williamson College does not directly view, utilize, nor store the encrypted credit card numbers submitted via our online forms.

Outside Addresses
Across our website, we provide links to many non-williamsoncc.edu resources. Outside websites are not bound by any of our privacy policies and we, of course, cannot take responsibility for the content or policies of other entities.


If you have questions or concerns about the williamsoncc.edu privacy policy, you can contact us at info@williamsoncc.edu.



We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This statement outlines our practices concerning the collection, usage, and safeguarding of identity and password information for students using our online college services.

Information We Collect

Identity Information: We collect essential personal details, such as your name, student ID, and email address, to create and manage your online student account.

Password Information: Your chosen password is securely stored to grant you access to our online resources and safeguard your account.

How We Use Your Information

Authentication: Your identity and password are used exclusively to verify your access to our online platforms, guaranteeing that only authorized users can utilize our services.

Communication: We may utilize your email address to provide crucial updates, announcements, and pertinent information related to your academic journey.

Security Measures

Encryption: Encryption methods are employed to shield your password and personal data from unauthorized access.

Access Control: Restricted access to your personal information is maintained to ensure confidentiality, accessible only to authorized personnel.

Your Responsibilities

Password Security: It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality and security of your password. Never share your password with others.

Logging Out: Always log out of your account when using shared or public devices to prevent unauthorized access.

Data Retention

Your personal information, including your password, will be retained only as long as necessary for academic and legal purposes.

Third-Party Services

Certain components of our online platform may involve third-party services. Rest assured, we choose these services carefully and ensure they uphold their own privacy and security standards.

Contact Us

If you have any inquiries or concerns about your privacy or this privacy statement, please reach out to Williamson College at 615-771-7821.