Privacy and Security Commitment
Our Promise to You Dallas County Community College District's (DCCCD) Privacy Commitment is based on two simple ideas. We promise to: Comply with all the applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations; and Protect your privacy while still offering relevant, personalized service. DCCCD is a public higher education institution and therefore bound by the Texas Public Information Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Continue reading for more detailed information about DCCCD's Privacy and Security Commitment. Security DCCCD has carefully implemented the information technology industry's best practices in security measures to ensure that: 1) the information you entrust to us is not intercepted or abused; and 2) to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Industry standard technologies like Secure Socket Layers (SSL) are used to protect your credit card information, email address, social security number and other information so it cannot be read as it travels on the Internet. Verisign, the leading provider of digital trust services, provides secure payment processing for your online transactions with DCCCD's eConnect. For Verisign's security information please visit their website at http://www.verisign.com/truste. Texas Public Information Act The Texas Public Information Act requires disclosure of information by a public body—unless the law specifically protects the information. Most information kept by a public body is public under the Act. The State Attorney General enforces this Act. Information collected by DCCCD DCCCD's webservers record only the visitor's Internet Protocol (IP) address, but not the email address. We collect only information that is volunteered by the visitor (e.g. survey information, online applications or requests for more information).
- Store visitors' preferences
- Record session information
- Record user-specific information on what pages visitors visit
- Customize webpage content on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends