Privacy Policy

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (TSCT) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. During your visit to our website, we may collect and store some technical information, such as the domain name of your Internet provider, which pages you visit, and the time and duration of your stay. This information is used solely to provide us with a better understanding of how our website is being used and to help us make it more useful to visitors like you. It is never used to identify you.

What do we use your information for?

The collection of this information is intended to help TSCT deliver efficient and useful service, and it may be used by TSCT to analyze trends, create summary statistics for determining technical design specifications, and to otherwise aid in monitoring system performance. TSCT will exercise reasonable care to release such information only if legally mandated by law enforcement investigators, required by court proceedings, or deemed necessary to internal investigations of violations of TSCT rules and regulations.

TSCT will not sell, swap, rent, or otherwise disclose for commercial purposes, information regarding the behavior, habits, or demographics of those who use explore.stevenscollege.edu. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company other than for the express purpose of delivering the service requested.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you provide it.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive and/or credit card information is transmitted via secure socket layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database. TSCT does not store credit card numbers on its servers. Credit card numbers are processed through a third-party vendor for payment and that third party is totally PCI compliant.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to commercial interests your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating pcad.edu, conducting our routine business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to other Web sites. Provision of those links from pcad.edu does not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information, or product offered through the linked sites. Those sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of explore.stevenscollege.edu and welcome any feedback about these third-party sites.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy

TSCT is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regarding the release of student education records and, in the event of conflict with this policy, FERPA will govern. A guide to understanding FERPA is available in the office of the Registrar.

Website analytics

To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

explore.stevenscollege.edu also uses interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other Personal Information

Privacy in general

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the entire Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Explore web site, explore.stevenscollege.edu, and the college’s presence on social media sites, including but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter. However, this policy applies only to information collected through stevenscollege.edu and the college’s social media sites, and not to information collected offline.

TSCT takes reasonable precautions to maintain the privacy and security of personal information disclosed to us. We cannot guarantee that these efforts will always be successful and, therefore, users must assume the risk of a breach of TSCT privacy and security systems. We cannot guarantee that this information will remain secure and are not responsible for any loss or theft of your information. Individuals are advised to be discreet and cautious in their use of our systems.

This Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically and may be modified at the discretion of TSCT. Any such changes will be posted on this site.