The Pine Manor College Web site is defined as publicly accessible pages hosted under the domain “www.pmc.edu,” any web address ending “.pmc.edu,” or any website, within the College IP address range, that is maintained by college employees or departments or units, acting within their respective scopes of employment.
Collection and Sharing of Supplied Personal User Information and Data
Pine Manor College uses the Web site/s for business purposes and is committed to fostering and protecting the privacy of personal information. The Pine Manor College Web site/s will not collect personally identifiable information (personal data) about visitors, such as name, address, telephone number, or email address unless the information was provided voluntarily. Visitors should not voluntarily provide personal data if they do not want it to be collected. When collected, personal data may be used in the following ways:
- Fulfill an order or request;
- Assist with better understanding the needs of visitors, thereby allowing Pine Manor College to improve services;
- Reply to, or contact users.
Pine Manor College will not sell, rent, or market personal data to third parties.
In some cases, information that is not personally identifiable may be automatically collected and/or logged. For example, information about the visitor’s browser, operating system, IP address, and the domain name of sites that are linked to the College web site allows the College to accommodate the needs of the majority of visitors. It also assists with troubleshooting and diagnoses if there are problems with servers, and the information helps produce important statistics on how often pages are visited. Finally, this information can be used in the detection of security breaches and the safeguarding of Pine Manor College computing resources.
Use of the Pine Manor College Web site is subject to all applicable state and federal law, as well as all relevant college policies. It is the College’s usual practice not to share any personal information with those outside of the College. However, when circumstances arise for the need to share information gathered from its computing resources within the Pine Manor College IP Address space, the College may share as:
- Authorized and/or mandated by law,
- Permitted under College policies,
- Clearly stated at a Pine Manor College Web site that such information will be shared and the user actively indicated informed consent by providing the information, or
- When consent is otherwise given.
Pine Manor College has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its communications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the College operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. However, such activities should not be construed as any warranty against the unauthorized breach/failure of these security measures.