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Disclaimer/Statements

Disclaimer

Eastern Shore Community College provides its website, catalog, schedules and handbooks for your general guidance.  The College does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under DNS registrations of www.es.vccs.edu and the associated social media site of www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Eastern-Shore-Community-College/167893718312 is up-to-date, complete and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources such as a college advisor, dean or vice-president.  In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon course information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college. Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any cirriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise.

Links to other materials and websites provided in these sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsements of products or services referenced in such materials (October 6, 2011).

Privacy Statement:

This policy applies to all of the products, services and Web sites provided by ESCC, its subsidiaries and affiliated organizations, except as explicitly noted.

At Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC), we recognize that privacy is important. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information policy and practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available through a link on our homepage. Our privacy and public records obligations are governed solely by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us through our Web site or write to us at 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa,  VA  23410.

Information we collect:

This notice applies to all information collected by or submitted to official ESCC Web sites, which are defined as sites with es.vccs.edu as their top-level domain. The following information explains the Internet privacy policy and practices that the College has adopted for its official Web sites in legal terms. It shall not be construed as a contractual promise, and the College reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.

Any time you access an official ESCC Web site, certain specific non-personal information is automatically collected in order to help improve the overall ESCC Web experience. Some examples of the information that is collected on every visit include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Log information – Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a Web site. These server logs may include information such as your Web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Links – ESCC may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our Internet technology.

Whenever you visit an official non-public ESCC Web page and any time you initiate correspondence with ESCC, we may request certain specific personal information from you in order to complete your request, provide you with a specific service, improve our service to you or follow up on previous requests. At no time will ESCC trade, rent, sell or otherwise distribute this information, except where required by law. Some examples of the personal information we request include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Cookie information – Certain portions of the ESCC Web site are only available to registered users. Therefore, in order to protect those pages from non-registered users, ESCC may request a username and password and store that information on your computer in a cookie. Any request for username and password will be performed automatically on the Web site. At all times, please keep the username and password safe and secure.
  • Contact information – When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this statement and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this statement and/or in the specific service notices unless we have obtained your prior consent.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case the College may be unable to provide those services to you.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Records requests or information on requesting records for Eastern Shore Community College should be directed to Annette Edwards, Vice President of Finance and Administration.  She can be reached at Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa, VA  23410; 757.789.1768; aedwards@es.vccs.edu.