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Privacy Policy

Lamar State College – Orange makes the following statement in regards to information gathering and dissemination practices for the LSC-O website www.lsco.edu.

I. Cookies 

A cookie is a small file containing data specific to a particular user and website that is placed on the user’s computer by a web server.

Lamar State College - Orange uses SiteImprove Analytics to gather user-data to improve the performance and use of our website and better tailor the information delivered to our users.

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any of your personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features and content of our website.

Any information that Lamar State College - Orange web servers may store in cookies is used for internal purposes only. Cookie data is not used in any way that would disclose personally identifiable information to outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

II. Logs and Network Monitoring

Lamar State College – Orange maintains log files of all access to its site and also monitors network traffic for the purposes of site management. This information is used to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks. Log analysis tools are also used to create summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, to identify system problem areas, or to help determine technical requirements.

Information such as the following is collected in these files:

IP address: the IP address of the computer requesting access to the site
User-Agent: the type of browser, its version, and the operating system of the computer requesting access (e.g., IE 11 for Windows, Safari/Firefox for MacOS)
Referer: the web page the user came from
System date: the date and time on the server at the time of access
Full request: the exact request the user made
Status: the status code the server returned, e.g., fulfilled request, file not found
Content length: the size, in bytes, of the file sent to the user
Method: the request method used by the browser (e.g., post, get)
Universal Resource Identifier (URI): the location of the particular resource requested. (More commonly known as a URL.)
Query string of the URI: anything after a question mark in a URI. For example, if a keyword search has been requested, the search word will appear in the query string.
Protocol: the technical protocol and version used, i.e., http 1.1, ftp, etc.

The above information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

Lamar State College – Orange utilizes Blackboard - an outsourced distance learning site. Blackboard maintains logs of students and instructors who log in to the Blackboard system. All actions taken within a course by an authenticated Blackboard user ID are logged and accessible by the Blackboard course instructor, Blackboard instructional designer, and Blackboard administrators (at the request of the Blackboard course instructor or in the course of diagnosing a technical problem). Blackboard archives are accessible by the Blackboard administrators and the governing body of the college or in the course of diagnosing a technical difficulty. At the request of LSC-O technical support personnel, the Blackboard vendor may also access stored course information for the resolution of a technical issue.

III. Email and Form Information

If a member of the general public sends Lamar State College - Orange an email message or fills out a web-based form with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, that information will be used to respond to the request and analyze trends. The message may be redirected to another person or office that is better able to answer your question.

Such information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

IV. Links

This website contains links to other sites. Lamar State College – Orange is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

V. Use and Sharing of Information

If you provide LSC-O with personal data, LSC-O may use that information to contact you or provide you with information about Lamar State College - Orange. You may opt out of future communication by contacting LSC-O by email or by letter at the contact information below.

LSC-O will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as required by law. Lamar State College - Orange is a public institution, some information collected from our website, server log information, emails, and web-based forms, may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act.

VI. Your Consent to This Privacy Statement

By using our website, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Statement as posted in this area of the web site. If you do not agree with any term in this Statement, please do not provide any personal information on this site. If you do not provide personal information on this site you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular areas of the site, request certain types of information, or send us email.

VI. Security

This site has security measures in place to protect from loss, misuse and alteration of the information under the control of Lamar State College – Orange. Safeguards include restricted access to computer systems and paper files, firewalls, encryption and secure authentication methods.

VIII. Questions or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns relating to this privacy policy or the way your data is being processed through this website, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@lsco.edu or by postal mail at:

Lamar State College – Orange
Attn: Director, Information Services
410 Front Street
Orange, Texas 77630