Welcome to the Waubonsee Community College website. Your privacy is important to us and we have developed the following policy to explain our online information practices and the way your information is collected and used on our site.

Personally Identifiable Information

Waubonsee will not collect personally identifiable information about you (name, address, social security number, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do submit personal data we may use it in the following ways: to complete a request or order; to assist us in better understanding the needs of our constituents to improve our products and services; to reply to or contact you. Waubonsee will not give away, sell, rent or market personal data to third parties.  Your personal information will only be shared if we have your consent or in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process.

Waubonsee takes security seriously and takes reasonable precautions to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or cause damage to our site.  Unauthorized access is prohibited by federal law.  We also take commercially reasonable measures to ensure that credit card transactions are secure.  Any payment submitted on our website is encrypted using SSL encryption to protect your information.  Users should also take measures to protect their own privacy by not sharing any account information or passwords used to access our sites.  Despite the use of security precautions there is always a risk, with any internet use, that a third party may unlawfully intercept transmissions and your use of our website is at your own risk.

Please note that Waubonsee may contact you via non-secure email. Please do not include information in an email that you would not want someone else to know.

Non-personally identifiable information collected automatically and cookies

In some cases, information that is not personally identifiable may be automatically collected and/or logged. For example, information about the browser, operating system, IP address, and the domain name of sites that are linked to the Waubonsee Web site. When you view the Waubonsee Web site, some information may be stored on your computer. These “cookies” allow us to tailor a web site or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences.  Personally identifiable information is not stored on cookies.  With most Internet browsers, you can alter user preferences to erase cookies from your hard drive, block cookies, or have it prompt you to either accept or refuse to store the cookie. Refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Third-party Web sites

Waubonsee web sites may provide links to Internet web sites that are maintained by third parties. If you use these links, you will leave the Waubonsee site and are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Waubonsee is not responsible for and does not endorse or evaluate the content or usefulness of information obtained from other sites. If you decide to access a third-party site linked to a Waubonsee Web site, you do so at your own risk.

Disclaimer for Users and Third-party sites

By using our web site you consent to the collection and use of your information as described in this policy.  Waubonsee is not responsible for or liable for any defamatory, negligent, inaccurate, offensive or illegal conduct by users of this website or third-party sites. If Waubonsee has to take legal action against any user of this website for inappropriate use, content or any violation of the above, user agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Waubonsee for all costs and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Google Analytics

Waubonsee uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information available to us using Google Analytics is not personally identifiable. Visitors may opt-out of Google Analytics without affecting the user experience on waubonsee.edu.

Waubonsee uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, which gives us access to information that we can use to approximate our website visitors' demographics and interests. This information will be used to improve the usability of the site and deliver more relevant content. Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting uses cookies. The information available to us using Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting is not personally identifiable. You can manage your settings for these cookies and opt-out of this feature by visiting Google Ads Settings.

Waubonsee uses remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may display our ads on sites across the Internet. Waubonsee and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on visitors past visits to our website.