Online Privacy Statement

This statement establishes how Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will use the information we gather about you from your visit to our website. The privacy of our visitors is important to us.

  1. When you read or download information: We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site to help us make them more useful to visitors. Similar information is gathered for anonymous ftp, remote account login, or other comparable types of connections.
  2. When you send us an email: By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, address, email address). We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your email.
  3. When you submit a web-based form: We may request personally identifiable information to provide you with a service or correspondence (mailed catalog and brochures). This information, such as name, mailing address, email address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by Rowan-Cabarrus and is used to fulfill your request.
  4. Use of Cookies: When you visit, you can browse the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. At the present time, the Rowan-Cabarrus email server places a cookie on your computer to give you access to your Rowan-Cabarrus employee or student email account. Several of our web pages that contain menus place a cookie on your computer to retain your menu settings. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes so that we may track site and user activity. The use of cookies is an industry-standard, and you will find them on most major websites. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the site will not function properly if you do so. While Rowan-Cabarrus tracks your visit to, and our web server automatically logs the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided Rowan-Cabarrus with personal information.

Rowan-Cabarrus is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. We do not actively share personal information gathered from our web servers. However, because Rowan-Cabarrus is a public institution, we may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our websites. This may include the summary server log information, emails sent to the college, and information collected from web-based forms. Rowan-Cabarrus also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission. Academic chat sessions and discussion forums, such as those in Blackboard, may be logged. However, these educational records are protected from disclosure by FERPA. The information on this site is protected by copyright. You may only use the information, text or graphics contained in this site for your personal use and may not reproduce, adapt, or publish it, in whole or in part, for any purpose without the express written consent of Rowan-Cabarrus. By using this site, you signify your assent to the Rowan-Cabarrus Online Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to change Rowan-Cabarrus’ Online Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice or consent.