Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date:
November 17th, 2020

This privacy policy ("Policy") applies to Atlantic Cape Community College ("Atlantic Cape") http://www.atlantic.edu ("Site"). It has been compiled to better serve those concerned with how their Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is being used online. As described in US privacy law and information security, PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, and protect your data.

Collected Information

Personally-Identifiable Information

Atlantic Cape receives specific data about its Site visitors when such information is provided voluntarily, such as when our visitors request information, purchase or enroll for services, or submit a customer support inquiry. Of course, some of these activities require that you give us information.

Non-Personally-Identifiable (Generic) Information

Atlantic Cape gathers some generic information automatically. Generally, this information does not reveal the identity of the visitor. It usually includes information about the Internet address assigned to your computer, the number, frequency of visitors, and the sites visited. We may automatically collect certain information through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Please see our Cookies & Other Tools section below to learn more about such tracking tools.

When do we collect information?

When you register on our Site, apply for admission, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, enter information on our Site, or subscribe to a post, we collect information from you.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings you are most interested in.
  • To improve our website to serve you better.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To improve security
  • Protect our and our visitors' safety
  • Analyze and monitor activity on our Site
  • Comply with our obligations
  • Marketing
  • Exercise our rights

Suppose you are a prospective student and supply us with your postal address online. In that case, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on the College's programs and course delivery methods. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending us an email, calling us, or notifying us in writing. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this privacy policy.

Prospective students who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact and text messages from us with information regarding the College's programs and course delivery methods. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us an email, calling us, or notifying us in writing. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this privacy policy.

Prospective students who supply us with their email addresses online may receive email contact from us with information regarding the College's programs and course delivery methods. If you do not wish to receive such an email, please let us know by sending us an email, calling us, or notifying us in writing. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this privacy policy.

Twilio Texts

For messages received by Twilio Services from 59514 You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text “STOP” to 59514. After you send the SMS message “STOP” to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

Behavioral Information

We often monitor our users' IP addresses and other behavioral information such as:

  • Analyzing traffic and trends
  • Tracking campaign statistics
  • Site administration
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Improving our services

How do we protect your information?

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have placed suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks. It is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and must keep the information confidential.

Though we have taken these measures to protect your information, we cannot eliminate all security risks inherent in Internet use. You acknowledge awareness of and accept such risks.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, enabling us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, refer to your browser's Help to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States. The concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they are implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

To be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email within seven business days. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires that individuals have enforceable rights against data users and that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
(609) 625-1111
feedback@atlantic.edu