The San Jacinto Community College District is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of information shared by individuals who access the College’s website and services. This Notice describes the College’s website privacy procedures, web linking practices, and other practices of the College as they relate to the collection of electronic information. This Notice is not a contract and may be revised or updated at any time by the College.
This Web Privacy Notice applies to websites and services under the sanjac.edu and sjcc.edu domains (the “Site”), unless otherwise indicated with a separate privacy notice. This Notice does not cover websites and services operated by third-parties or sites and services outside of the College’s domains, including those sites and services linked to or incorporated into the College’s Site.
The College gathers several types of information when you access the Site.
The College does not actively share information garnered from its Site, other than with the necessary employees or agents to maintain and carry out the Site and College’s purpose. However, because San Jacinto College is a public institution, some information collected from the Site, including summary server log information, emails, and information collected from Web-based forms, may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act. This means that the College may be compelled by law in some cases to release information gathered from its Site, servers, or properties.
San Jacinto College also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which restricts the release of education records. In general, a student’s information may not be released to a third party without the student’s permission. Certain exceptions apply, including an exception that requires the College to release information in response to a lawfully issued subpoena. The College also may release “directory information” about a student unless the student has informed the College in writing that the student wishes to protect directory information from disclosure. Information on FERPA can be found [here]. Students may exclude the release of public directory information during registration.
The Texas Public Information Act, with a few exceptions, gives you the right to be informed about the information that the College collects about you. It also gives you the right to request a copy of that information and request that the College correct incorrect information. Students may request corrections by following the process in the College’s FERPA policy. Employees may request corrections by contacting the human resources department [here]. All others may contact the College’s Public Information Officer. For additional information about the Public Information Act, please visit the website of the Texas Attorney General.
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