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 informationabout 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.
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.
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.
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.