Information Use and Privacy Statement
The Office of Admissions at Lewis & Clark College is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and the information you share with us. This document outlines the ways in which Lewis & Clark College uses information transmitted to us via the admissions web site.
Use of Information
We use information collected from you for four general purposes: to personalize your online experience when using this web site, to send you personalized correspondence, to fulfill your requests for certain information, and to process your application for admission.
Collection of Information
Information You Share: The information that we collect from you through this web site will vary depending upon how you use the web site and what information you choose to provide to us. Generally, we collect any information that you provide to us through online registrations and applications, participating in online activities, posting information on bulletin boards, or other forms of correspondence. Some online activities on our web site offer you the opportunity to post information on the World Wide Web. Naturally, the information you post to the Web is not private.
Log Files: We use internet protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track web traffic, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. An IP address is a 32-bit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information and is sent in packets across the Internet. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. In addition, our log files track which pages you visit, from which page you came to our site, and what software you use to visit our site.
Online Admissions Applications
To manage our admissions applications, we use the services the Common Application. To learn more about Common Application’s privacy commitment, go here: https://www.commonapp.org/PrivacyPolicy.aspxt
Distribution of Information
We do not disclose any personal information collected from you other than to our agents and contractors for admissions purposes. In general, however, we may disclose information concerning our web site and its users in aggregate, non-personally identifiable form.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Lewis & Clark College adheres to all applicable provisions of FERPA. Once you are an enrolled student, the College FERPA policies will govern the use of your information and protect your privacy. For more information, go here: http://www.lclark. edu/dept/reg/ferpa. html
We use industry-standard security measures to protect any personal information that you may provide to us. Despite the our adherence to these standards we cannot guarantee 100% protection from the sorts of activities broadly referred to as “hacking” whose consequence might be a loss of electronic privacy. If such a breach were to occur, we would move rapidly to repair the breach, prosecute the trespasser, and notify you of any violation of your privacy.
Access to Your Information
Maintaining information that is current, accurate and complete allows us to make our web site more useful to you. To that end, we encourage you to update your information from time to time. To review the information that we have concerning you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.