Privacy Policy

Martinsburg College Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Martinsburg College uses and protects any information provided from visitors to this web site. Martinsburg College (MC) values the importance of online privacy. Consequently, we collect and retain personal information only to the extent necessary to provide required services to students. MC will collect only the information required to comply with requirements of the state of West Virginia, its accrediting agency, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (WVCCTS), and the requirements of any third party employer/branch of service/agency, funding a student’s tuition. Martinsburg College may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Martinsburg College collects information in the following ways:
Voluntarily Provided Information
The institution may collect the following user provided information to include name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, social security number, date of birth, gender, program selected.

Cookies
Cookies are used to track and understand visitor interactions with our web site to provide better functionality. Cookies are text files placed on your computer’s browser to collect non-personally identifiable information such as computer IP address, pages browsed, browser type, computer operating system, and connection speeds. No personal information is collected. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better web site by enabling us to monitor which pages you found useful and which were not. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers are initially set to accept cookies but you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

How information is used:
Information submitted voluntarily is used to assist in providing information or services requested by the user. Information is used for internal record keeping and may be shared with the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, and the various military branches of service, as required for MC to function as a nationally accredited institution. MC may also provide information as required to comply with a court-ordered subpoena or law enforcement investigation. Information collected automatically is used for internal statistical purposes and is used to make improvements to the web site.
MC does not sell or rent any personal information submitted by users of the institution’s website to any third party.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Under the provisions of the federal law known as the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, MI maintains the confidentiality of all education records for its students. For more information on the FERPA policy, please click here.

Security
As part of MC’s commitment to security, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol where personal information is submitted. We do not collect any payments via our web site.

For questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact Lori Charbonnier at lcharbonnier@martinsburgcollege.edu