Website Policies

Accessibility

Seminole State College of Florida is committed to making its website accessible to all users and complying with the Web Accessibility Initiative and the Section 508 Accessibility Standard. "Web Content Accessibility" aims to make content more user friendly and accessible by everyone regardless of any disability or ability they may have.

Seminole State welcomes comments on how to improve the accessibility of its website for users with disabilities. If site visitors using assistive technology find that the format of any material on the College’s website interferes with their ability to access information, they should contact the WebSupport Team. The email should include:

  • Nature of the accessibility problem
  • Web address of the requested material
  • Contact information for the site visitor

Privacy

This privacy policy outlines how Seminole State College uses and protects information that is collected or provided to us when using this website.

Seminole State may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from Oct. 10, 2018.

Cookies

When browsing our website, certain information is automatically collected using cookies. 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing a website. These cookies may be saved by the user's browser on their computer. Cookies may be persistent, they may expire after some predefined period of time, or they may expire at a given date in the future. When a user visits the same website again, the browser may send cookies back to that website allowing the website to recognize the user and remember things like their personalized details or preferences. This information is also aggregated and used to monitor the performance of our website through analytics platforms. This data is used to make improvements to the content, layout and design of our website to improve performance and user experience.

How We Use Cookies

We use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience of the seminolestate.edu domain. Some cookies are essential so you can move around the website and use its features.

For example, they help us to identify, customize and improve the experience for you, i.e.

  • Keeping you logged in during your visit; without cookies you might have to log in on every page you visit.
  • Enabling users to customize portal pages by adding or removing widgets
  • When you add a course in MySeminoleState, cookies make sure it's still there when you get to the checkout

Some are session cookies, which make it possible to navigate the website smoothly. However, these are automatically deleted after you close your web browser

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Learn more about how you can manage these small files at AllAboutCookies.org.

There are two types of cookies you may encounter when using the Seminole State website:

  • First party cookies -  Owned and controlled by us, they provide information on how visitors use our site.
  • Third party cookies - These cookies are found on other companies’ websites that we link to from within our site and which are controlled by them. 

First Party Cookies

ProviderCookie namePurpose

Seminole State

PHPSESSID

Used to distinguish users.

Third Party Cookies

ProviderCookie namePurposeMore information

Google Analytics

_ga

Used to distinguish users

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Google Analytics

_gat

Used to throttle request rate

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Google Analytics

_utma

Remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors.

Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit).

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Google Analytics

_utmb

_utmc

These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.

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Google Analytics

_utmt

Used to throttle request rate

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Google Analytics

_utmz

Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data.

Read Google's Privacy Policy

Google Maps

apisid, hsid, nid, pref, sapisid, sid, ssid

Used to measure the number and behavior of Google Maps users

Read Google's Privacy Policy

YouTube

demographics, hsid, login_info, pref, sid, ssid, use_hotbox, visitor_info1_live, watched_video_id_list

Seminole State has a YouTube channel and embed our videos into our website using YouTube's embed code.

You can find out more about the YouTube cookies on their website.

Google Policies and Principles


Form Data

All information collected in our web forms will be added to the college database and will be used for College purposes only.

If you choose to share personal information with Seminole State, such as by subscribing to a newsletter, sending a message or completing an electronic form with personal information, it will be used solely for the purposes for which you have authorized. Some of this information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with the State of Florida's archiving policies; however, it will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Contact

If you have questions or concerns about Seminole State's website policies or suggestions on how they can be improved, email WebSupport@seminolestate.edu.