Holmes Community College is committed to maintaining privacy of confidential and sensitive personal information. This privacy statement applies to holmescc.edu domain and addresses data collection, use, and dissemination of personal information. By visiting holmescc.edu, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. Holmes CC reserves the right to amend this privacy statement without notice.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While Holmes strives to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
The Holmes CC website employs “cookies” to personalize online experiences. A cookie is a file placed on your computer, tablet, or mobile device by a web server to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. By default, most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can typically modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Holmes CC services or websites you visit.
Collection of Information
Holmes CC automatically collects information when you visit pages within holmescc.edu. Such information is collected by Google Analytics and includes your IP address, browser type, domain names, duration of visit, browser type, screen resolution, interactions in the web page as well as referring website addresses. This data is used to maintain quality service and to provide general analytics regarding the use of holmescc.edu domain.
Personal information is manually collected and voluntarily provided. When completing a request of information form, personal information is collected including: name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, and program of study. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Tracking User Behavior
Holmes CC tracks page visits of our users within our website in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates interest in a particular subject area.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Holmes CC does not sell, rent or lease customer lists to third parties. Holmes CC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send email or postal mail, or conduct surveys to improve services. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Holmes CC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Holmes CC utilizes a third party email marketing platform for the purpose of announcing important dates and/or events, introducing new programs, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Holmes CC or click on a link therein.
Opt Out Procedures
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications from Holmes Community College, you may opt out of such communications through our third party marketing providers. You may opt out here.
Links to Other Websites
Holmes’ websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.