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Privacy Statement

SMS Messaging Services

When you opt-in for our SMS communication services, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will collect the following information: mobile phone number, first and last name, address, information concerning your academic interest(s), and other information you may choose to share.

We obtain consent verbally by asking the customer’s permission via phone call or in-person to receive SMS messages. The customer can respond with START if they agree to receive SMS messages or STOP if they choose not to receive SMS from us. We won’t initiate any SMS conversation without the customer’s permission. Click here for our contact information.

We use this information to send you messages concerning the programs and services offered at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, improve our services and experiences, and respond to your inquiries or requests. Should you enroll in Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, we may also send you reminders and updates concerning your student status and services. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties.

You can opt out of receiving SMS messages from us at any time by replying “STOP” to any message received. After opting out, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us, but we may retain your information for record-keeping purposes.

The frequency of message delivery may vary. Message and data rates may apply.

Website

In the course of using the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College website, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request information, you may sign up for a mailing list, or you may send us your address so we may send you an application or other material. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. Requests for information will be directed to the appropriate staff to respond to the request and may be recorded to help us update our site to better respond to similar requests.

We will not sell, exchange, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law. Each webpage requesting information discloses the purpose of that information. If you do not wish to have the information used in that manner, you are not required to provide it. Please contact the person or department listed on the specific page with questions or concerns about the use of personally identifiable information.

The Information We Collect and How It Is Used

Our external website utilizes analytics software and selected third-party online advertising networks to store fragments of information, called cookies, in your web browser. The College uses these cookies to measure the performance of our advertising and website’s content, functionality, or services. Please review your internet browser’s help file for instructions on rejecting or deleting cookies.

When you visit our website, our servers automatically recognize your domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address. We collect and record relevant information to enhance the accessibility of our website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your IP address, operating system and web browser version, internet service provider, referring pages, time spent on each page, and clickstream data that tracks your use of the website.

We may gather, retain, and utilize anonymous data for various purposes, such as website research, administration, and tracking user activity. This aids in understanding our users, measuring website engagement, and generating ideas for enhancing the website. This information does not result in the identification of your email or other personal information. Personally identifiable information about enrolled students is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA, and is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education.

We will not share, trade, or otherwise, sell your personal information such as phone numbers or SMS consent with third parties under any circumstances.