Web Privacy Statement
Lone Star College System (LSCS) is committed to ensuring the privacy of personal information, however, we may share information gathered from our Web servers. Because LSCS is a public institution, some information collected from the LSCS web site, including summary server log information, emails, and information collected from Web-based forms, may be subject to public information requests under the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA). This means that while we do not share information, in some cases we may be compelled by Open Records law to release information.
Student directory information is routinely requested by vendors through the Texas Public Information Act. Students have the option of excluding their personal information from the directory during registration.
LSCS complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission.
The LSCS Web consists of several Web servers. Some servers hosted by LSCS may adopt different privacy statements as their specific needs require. If another LSCS web server has a privacy statement that is different from this statement, that policy will be posted on their site.
The LSCS web site contains links to external Web sites. The College is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external web links.
Lone Star College uses Google DoubleClick browser cookies on its website. Some of the ads you receive on Web pages are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time and across different Web sites. This type of ad customization — sometimes called "interest-based" advertising or “online behavioral” — is enabled through various technologies, including browser cookies as well as other non-cookie technologies.
Lone Star College and Google adhere to advertising industry privacy standards. To learn about these standards, including how you can opt out of interest-based advertising from LSC, Google and other participating companies, visit the About Google Ads page. If you want to permanently opt out of the DoubleClick cookie, you can install the DoubleClick opt out extension.
Information We GatherThe following information is collected and stored automatically from all users accessing the LSCS Web site to browse or download information:
- Internet address of computer being used
- Web pages requested
- Referring web page
- Date and time
- Type of web browser being used
This information is used to create summary statistics which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to outside (third) parties unless legally required.