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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

Fletcher Technical Community College is committed to respecting your privacy. You can visit official Fletcher sites without revealing personal information. Should you choose to provide us with any personal information, you can be assured that it will be used only by Fletcher Technical Community College to conduct official college business, and personal information will not be disseminated to an unaffiliated third party.

Fletcher Technical Community College uses IP addresses (the Internet address of your computer) to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our site. For instance, we run statistical software to identify those parts of our site that are most heavily used and which portion of our audience comes from within the Fletcher network. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a visitor’s session will be logged, but the visitor will remain anonymous to us.

Like many other websites, portions of Fletcher’s site might use cookies. This is typically done to recognize you and your authorized access on the Fletcher site. For instance, using cookies prevents an authorized user from needing to constantly reenter a password on every site of Fletcher. These cookies get stored on your computer and do not contain personal data.

While aggregate statistical reports may be generated based on site usage, no personally identifiable information will ever be disseminated to any unaffiliated third party.

E-mail addresses appearing on Fletcher sites are published for the sole purpose of facilitating private, individual communication between the university community and our visitors. Fletcher specifically prohibits the automated harvesting of e-mail addresses from its site. Fletcher will not distribute, sell or otherwise transfer addresses on its site or online services to any outside party whose intention is to initiate mass electronic mail messages. The university reserves the right to use internal search functions to obtain specific e-mail addresses for normal business operations or personal purposes.

Verification of Student Identity

The College is committed to ensuring the student who registers in an online learning course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program. To accomplish this, Fletcher has implemented procedures to verify the identity of each student who participates in a distance learning course and coursework. This is achieved through a secure login and passcode required for each student to participate in the online learning class.

In addition, Fletcher online learning classes may require proctored (supervised) exams or learning activities associated with verification of the student’s identity. Where possible, distance learning students may have the option to go to a Fletcher Technical Community College campus/site or to a convenient off-campus location as approved by the instructor. Some courses require use of technology and a proctored testing software or service to verify the student’s identity. The College reserves the right to implement new or other technologies and practices for verifying the identity of students participating in learning activities or examinations when deemed appropriate for the course. Fletcher students are responsible for checking with the instructor before the distance learning course begins to ensure that any projected additional costs and the student’s schedule and location allow for successful completion of all course and testing requirements.

Online Education

Fletcher collects your personal information when you apply for online education offerings. Further personal information collection occurs at the commencement of and throughout your online education interactions.

The personal information collected by Fletcher, or on our behalf, is collected for the primary purpose of providing online education courses and, if applicable, evaluating qualification for online education certificates and credit.

Canvas/Instructure

Fletcher Technical Community College Learning Management System is through Canvas. For information on their practices regarding the information processed by their products and any other Instructure products that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively “Products”), please visit their website.

ConexED

ConexED is an appointment scheduling, student kiosk, video meeting, and reporting system ConexED takes your privacy very seriously. No one will have access to, nor will any information be disclosed from a student educational record without the written consent of the student. The only exception: “school official with legitimate educational interests,” to authorized representatives of the federal and state governments for audit and evaluation of federal and state supported programs, or other provisions outlined by the FERPA document.

ConexED encrypts and secures all files hosted on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) S3 Service. All ConexED server certificates are signed by a recognized Certificate authority (DigiCert) and use 256-bit SSL encryption for all web communication. All communication amongst the database, application, and authentication servers is also conducted via secure connections.