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College Security, Privacy, & Accessibility Policies

SECURITY

Security and Accuracy of Confidential Information
Howard Community College deploys security measures, such as Secure Socket Layers, encryption, and firewalls, to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.

E-commerce
Some sites within Howard Community College’s website may enable you to pay for products or services online with a credit card. Unless otherwise noted, these transactions are encrypted.  Confidential information you enter in the transaction is used only for the purposes described in that transaction, unless an additional use is specifically stated on that site.

Cookies
A "cookie" is a small file containing information that is placed on a user’s computer by a web server.  Any information that Howard Community College may store in cookies is used exclusively for internal purposes.  Personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to outside parties unless legally required in connection with proceedings or law enforcement investigations.