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Montgomery College Web Privacy Statement

Information security and individual privacy are a priority at Montgomery College. The College strives to protect the information that it collects and uses this information for College business purposes only. The following further details information processing practices used by Montgomery College to protect information and promote privacy.

Personally Identifiable Information Privacy
Personally Identifiable Information including financial information that may be provided during the admissions, registration, gifting, or employment processes is used solely for those purposes and is restricted and protected in accordance with College policy and procedure, relevant State and Federal laws and regulations, and by secure network and data storage technologies. Montgomery College does not sell or share non-public personally identifiable information or client lists with a third party, unless necessary to complete a transaction in the ordinary course of business, or as required by State or Federal law or regulation such as the Maryland Access to Public Records Act (Public Records Act) or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Complete information on the handling of student records in accordance with FERPA may be found in the College's Student Cumulative Records policy. Student questions can also be handled by calling the Montgomery College Response Center at 240-567-5000. For further guidance on other information practices at the College, contact the offices of Institutional Advancement, or Human Resources.

Information Automatically Logged by Official Montgomery College Web sites
Official Montgomery College web sites such as My MC,, WebCt, and MCInfonet reside on servers managed by Montgomery College's Office of Information Technology (OIT). These servers collect and log information according to industry standards in order to analyze usage of the web site and to improve its design and usability. The information that is logged does not contain personal data about the user and is used only internally by Montgomery College. Logged information includes the user's IP address, browser, operating system, session date and time, and referring/exit web pages.

Montgomery College does not use "persistent cookies" to identify users who have previously visited the College's site. The College uses .temporary cookies. to maintain session continuity as the reader moves from page to page in a single session. These temporary cookies are deleted at the end of the session. Third party services associated with or linked from Montgomery College sites may however use "persistent cookies" to identify users.

Links to Other Sites
Montgomery College provides links to other web sites. When you leave an official Montgomery College web site please be aware that Montgomery College is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites.

Privacy Statement Updates
Periodically, this privacy statement may be updated to accommodate changes to our information security program or web environment.

Contact Information
Questions concerning this privacy statement should be directed to

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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