THE FINE PRINT
The information offered on official Pierpont web pages comes from a variety of sources, not all of which officially represent or speak for the institution or its governing bodies. The content of official web pages is maintained by various departments, organizations and individuals associated with Pierpont, and is provided as a service to our visitors. Pierpont should not be held liable for any inaccuracies appearing on these web pages. Visitors are encouraged to contact those responsible for page content (usually indicated on pages under: Contact Info) if there are questions about accuracy.
Pierpont web pages contain information about programs and services. The institution reserves the right to make changes in such programs and services without notice. New and updated information is posted periodically, and every effort is made to see that the material presented is accurate and up-to-date. Information offered is aimed at the improvement of communication and does not always legally represent and/or replace materials which exist in their original form elsewhere.
Pierpont should not be held responsible for any interruption in public access to their web site resulting from circumstances beyond their control.
Faculty, staff and student personal web pages are not part of the official web site, and we are not responsible for the content of personal pages and do not endorse the views expressed on personal pages.
Photographs and institutional logo images appearing on official institutional web page are the property of Pierpont. Use of these photographs and logo images without written permission from the Pierpont Public Relations Office is prohibited. Pierpont Community & Technical College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Institution.
Privacy and Accessibility Policy
Thank you for visiting the website of Pierpont Community & Technical College (Pierpont). Pierpont is committed to preserving your privacy throughout your visit to the website. This privacy statement addresses the collection, security, and disclosure of information that may be obtained through Pierpont’s website ( https://www.pierpont.edu )
Collection of Information
Visitors are important to us, therefore, we do not capture personal information about them without their permission or knowledge.
We may automatically collect the following information about your visit:
- The date and time of your visit;
- The type and version of the browser and operating system used for the visit;
- The name of your domain; (for example “yourdomain.net”) or the unique internet protocol (IP) address used to access out site;
- The HTTP request URL which identifies the web page or file requested by the visitor;
- The links that visitors click to go to other websites;
- The pages you visit within Pierpont’s website during your visit; and
- The number of times pages or publications are viewed in a visit.
Pierpont may also use “cookies” and other internet technologies to manage the website. Cookies are small text files that a web server may ask your browser to store and then send back to the web server when needed.
Personally Identifiable Information
During your visit, you may voluntarily provide personally identifiable information in email communications, forms, or other visitor submitted documents located on the website. Personally identifiable information is information about a person that can be used to identify that specific individual.
Examples of personally identifiable information that may be collected through these voluntary processes includes the following:
- Name and date of birth date;
- Address, phone number, email address;
- Cell phone number for text messaging opt-in services;
- Information you voluntarily submit through various forms. For example, the student complaint process or request for representation forms; and
- Other volunteered information, such as vendor profile/contact information, survey information or the attachments and content of e-mails.
Use of Information Collected
The purpose in collecting non-personally identifiable information is to better understand how visitors are using Pierpont’s website and to help us improve the content and performance of the webpage.
Pierpont uses the personally identifiable information for purposes that relate to the reason you provided the information or as required by law. We may also use the information for other reasonably anticipated purposes, based on the circumstances. If information is used for another purpose, we will obtain your permission.
Protection of Personally Identifiable Information
As a general rule, Pierpont will only disclose personally identifiable information under certain circumstances and to certain individuals or entities as listed below:
- To those who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available on our website and have agreed not to disclose it to others;
- In cases where the information is considered public information under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, West Virginia Code §29B‐1‐1 et seq.; and
- To law enforcement, the federal government, or in response to a court order or subpoena if no other law protects your information.
Online visitors must understand the information collected by the website may be subject to inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.
We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the website. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally identifiable information other than as described above.
This website provides general information about Pierpont Community & Technical College, its programs and services. Pierpont strives for the highest standards in content accuracy on this site. We designed this website to make it easier and more efficient for all users to interact with Pierpont and we welcome your comments and suggestions and will seek to correct any errors.
Pierpont’s website has provided links to a number of related websites in an effort to provide ample resources to visitors. Pierpont Community & Technical College cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of those pages or guarantee full access to those pages, nor should Pierpont Community & Technical College be considered as endorsing any of the outside sites linked from the main site.
These sites may have their own privacy statements posted which would take precedence over this policy. Visitors should read the privacy policies of individual sites and always be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how that information will be used.
Every effort has been made to ensure the pages on this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The website allows for increasing text size and allows voice readers to interpret content. If you or someone you know is not able to access any content on this website due to a disability, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
For more information on privacy in West Virginia, please visit West Virginia State Privacy Office.
Adopted: July 1, 2023