Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Statement of Privacy

Butte-Glenn Community College District ("Butte College") is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy ("Statement") applies to the Butte College website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Butte College website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Butte College collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Butte College also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Butte College. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Butte College for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Butte College website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Butte College public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Butte College does not read any of your private online communications.

Butte College encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Butte College so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Butte College is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Butte College and Butte College family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Butte College collects and uses your personal information to operate the Butte College website and deliver the services you have requested. Butte College also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Butte College and its affiliates. Butte College may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Butte College does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties. Butte College may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Butte College may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide user support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Butte College, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Butte College does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Butte College keeps track of the websites and pages our users visit within Butte College, in order to determine what Butte College services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Butte College to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Butte College websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Butte College or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Butte College; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Butte College, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Butte College website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Butte College pages, or register with Butte College site or services, a cookie helps Butte College to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Butte College website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Butte College features that you customized.

Adjusting Cookie Settings

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Butte College services or websites you visit.

You can change your cookie settings by reviewing your internet browser’s cookie options. The links below to popular browsers may help you understand your cookie options better. Typically, such information can be found under the browser’s ‘Help’, ‘Preferences’ or ‘Options’ menus.

Google Analytics

Butte College use's Google Analytics to help operate our Sites more efficiently, to gather demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity of our Sites. For information on how Google uses data from sites that share information with Google, see (or other relevant URL that Google may provide from time to time). You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Sites by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link:

Security of your Personal Information

Butte College secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Butte College secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Document Retention

Butte College will keep your Personal Information for as long as needed to fulfill the particular purpose for which it was collected. We may also retain your records if legally required or to fulfill a legitimate interest.

Changes to this Statement

Butte College reserves the right to modify this Statement of Privacy at any time. Prior to changes to the Statement of Privacy, we will provide you notice, which shall be available at, prior to the effective date of any notice. Your continued use of the Butte College website after any change in this Statement will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

Butte College welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. For more information on how we collect and process your Personal Information, or if you have any complaints please contact the Butte College Webmaster at We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Effective Date

The effective date of this Statement is Febuary 26, 2021.

Content Editor:
Kevin Rys