Northeast Community College Website Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to the protection and security of your personal information. Northeast Community College (the College) has established this policy and security measures described below to protect the following types of personal information that may be requested from you as you visit our websites:

Websites Covered by this Policy:

This policy applies to official websites only. This includes websites of academic and administrative units of the College that contain "northeast.edu" or "northeastcollege.com" in the URL address. Unofficial or individual websites of students, faculty, and staff should not request confidential and personally identifiable information from website visitors. You should not provide any of these types of information when in doubt about the authenticity of a webpage.

Our websites are not directed at children under the age of 13, and it is not our intent to collect their personal information. Children under the age of 13 should not submit any personally identifiable or confidential information to a College website. In the event a child under the age of 13 is interested in any Northeast event or program, a parent or guardian must contact the appropriate department for additional information.

Northeast Community College’s website may contain links to other websites not affiliated with the college. Northeast is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

The Information We Collect and How it is Used:

Northeast Community College collects information from individuals or entities when they access any College website. Information that is collected from this contact is the contactor’s IP address, date and time of the website access along with the web pages(s) visited. In addition, Northeast may also collect any information that it receives from your web browser, including browser type and version, and operating system. This information helps us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends and improve our services.

  1. Cookies are pieces of data that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. Our website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance our web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.
  2. In order to provide the best service to you, we ask for general and directory information on some web pages. On pages where this type of information is collected, the web page will identify the purposes for which the information will be used. Uses for general and directory information include:

    • To personalize your experience and improve customer service
      Your directory information helps us to better respond to your needs and requests for college-related information.

    • To improve our websites
      We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the feedback we receive from you.

    • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
      Your directory information may be requested when registering or participating in a contest or promotion, responding to a survey, or participating in another site feature. We may ask you for your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. Occasionally date of birth may also be requested to ensure you are eligible to participate.

    • To provide for order processing, information requests, or account management
      When opting-in to our mailing lists by providing your email address, you may receive emails that include news; updates; related class, product, or service information, etc. In certain cases, we contract with third party vendors to execute or provide a variety of business transactions, and in such cases we will disclose your e-mail address for the limited purpose of facilitating your request to receive additional information from the College. Third-party vendors will be required to enter into an agreement with the College to not use information shared by the College for their own use beyond what they have contracted with the College to do, or to share or sell this information to other parties without permission.

      Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we will provide instructions on how to unsubscribe.

  3. Personally identifiable and confidential information will be requested for the following types of service: applying for admission, paying tuition and fees, and registering for a class. Please see How We Protect Your Information below.

Release of Information:

We will not share your information with third parties except:

  • as necessary to meet one of its lawful purposes, including but not limited to,
    • its legitimate interest,
    • contact compliance,
    • pursuant to consent provided by you, and/or
    • as required by law;
  • as necessary to protect the College’s interests;
  • with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the data.

How We Protect Your Information:

The College is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information collected online. All personally identifiable and confidential data collected or processed by the College must comply with the security controls and systems and process requirements and standards of the College’s Information Security Policy.
If you have concerns regarding the security of a Northeast webpage, notify the College webmaster by e-mail at webmaster@northeast.edu
or by calling 402-371-2020, extension 7060. Be sure to provide the web address (the complete URL) of the page which asked for the information when calling or writing the webmaster.

Online Accounts and Passwords

Our students, alumni, and employees are given online passwords (or PIN numbers) that are unique to their accounts. Individuals interested in attending the College will be required to establish a password if applying online. Your passwords are designed to protect your accounts from unauthorized use. You should guard your passwords and not provide them to anyone. The College will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or otherwise disclosed passwords. College employees will never ask you for your passwords. If you have forgotten your passwords, you can request that they be reset.

Changes to our Privacy Policy:

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of this policy was 10/3/2018.

Your Consent:

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

NOTICE SPECIFIC TO PERSONS WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION

If you are in the EU and you interact with Northeast Community College in the context of this website, then our processing of your personal information may fall under Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation, or the "GDPR") and under the legal framework of Directive 2002/58/EC ("ePrivacy" Directive). In these circumstances and as applicable, Northeast Community College may be the controller of the processing of your personal data. Please see also our GDPR resources webpage for more information.

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

When we process your personal information, we will endeavor to have a valid lawful ground for processing in place. We process your personal information relying on different lawful grounds for processing, depending on the context of the processing activity. The lawful bases include, without limitation, admission, registration, delivery of classroom, field, and study abroad education, grades, communications, employment, development, program analysis for improvements, and records retention. Examples of data that Northeast Community College may need to collect in connection with the lawful bases are: name, email address, IP address, physical address or other location identifier, photos, as well as some sensitive personal data obtained with prior consent.

YOUR RIGHTS

Northeast Community College is committed to facilitating the exercise of the rights granted to you by EU data protection law (the right to access your data, to ask for erasure, correction, restriction, portability of your data or to object to the processing of your data) in a timely manner for personal information that properly falls under the GDPR.
In order to be able to reply to your request for exercise of your rights, and if we are not certain of your identity, we may need to ask you for further identification data to be used only for the purposes of replying to your request. If you have any inquiries or requests, please write to privacy@northeast.edu or contact us through our postal address.

RETENTION PERIOD

We strive to keep personal data in our records only as long as they are necessary for the purposes they were collected and processed. Retention periods vary and are established considering our legitimate purposes and all applicable legal requirements. Northeast Community College keeps the data it collects for the time periods specified in BP-3070 Records Management.

TRANSFERS

When you interact with Northeast Community College, your personal information is transferred to the United States. The United States is not currently among the countries outside the European Union that have obtained an adequate level of protection from the European Commission. To ensure the lawful transfers of personal data from the EU, Northeast Community College relies on the derogations laid out in Article 49 GDPR. Be advised that we provide safeguards for the information transferred, as required by the GDPR itself and in accordance with this website privacy notice.