Your privacy is important to us

We have developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose store your information in regard to the use of this website (herein referred to as "Site"). The Black Hawk College Foundation website adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of personally identifiable information and preserving the integrity of this online medium. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices (shown below) as well as our Terms of Use. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Scope of our Privacy Policy.

Black Hawk College Foundation recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Policy governs our collection and use of personal information on all websites and web pages offered by Black Hawk College Foundation that provide a link to this Privacy Policy, including principally https://blackhawkcollegefoundation.org (collectively, the "website"). It does not govern personal information collected by Black Hawk College Foundation offline, or on other Black Hawk College websites or web pages having separate privacy policies or not linking to this Privacy Policy. Black Hawk College Foundation utilizes data servers are located wholly within the United States.

If you are located outside the United States of America, please be aware that while we strive to collect and process your data in a fair and transparent manner consistent with industry standards, any data you submit on the website will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and U.S. law, which may not offer the full protection of the laws of the country where you are located. By providing information to us on the website, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. As used in this Privacy Policy, "website" and "we/our" refers to Black Hawk College Foundation.

If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway (the “European Economic Area”), please request additional information about ways that certain Black Hawk College Foundation may collect, use, and share information about you.

Information We May Collect.

Black Hawk College Foundation may collect certain Personal Information that you provide voluntarily when using the website. "Personal Information" includes information that can identify you as a specific individual, such as your name or address. "Personal Information" does not include anonymized, aggregate or statistical information. Under the following circumstances, Black Hawk College Foundation may collect the following Personal Information from you:

  • When you complete an online form to sign up for our e-newsletter, use our online contact form or other online registration forms we may offer on our website. At that time we may collect your name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, and other information as you provide. Certain information is requested but not mandatory to provide. We will identify to you at the time of collection which information fields are required.

  • Scholarship Applicants. If you are applying for a scholarship, we collect your name, address, e-mail address, educational history, as well as other personal information necessary to evaluate your application. Currently, scholarship applications are taken via a third-party vendor who adheres to current PCI compliancy, additional Privacy Policies and Terms of Use will vary from those of Black Hawk College Foundation or Black Hawk College. While we believe our third-party vendors are acting in good faith on your behalf and ours, as well as adhering to industry standards related to PCI compiancy, we cannot guarantee, warrant or otherwise insure the data you may share with them. While accessing third-party websites, you may have additional rights or stimulations as set forth by them.

  • Other interactive tools or functions on our site may collect other personal information from you, but in each case the personal information being collected is clearly marked at the time of collection.

What do we use your information for?

We use the information we gather from you for systems administration purposes, abuse prevention, and to track user trends, and for the other purposes described in this policy. If you send us an email, the email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. We will not share, sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. 

User information may be shared with third-party vendors to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications to users. For example, we use third parties such as Chartbeat and Google Analytics to generate reports on site usage, web traffic, user behavior, and user interests in order to optimize our website for our visitors. We also use geographic, demographic, and interest-based reports of our website visitors to create custom audience lists. We prohibit any third parties who receive user information for this purpose from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services for the benefit of our users.

We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or protect our rights and safety and the rights and safety of our users or others.

How is this information collected and how can you opt out?

Google and other third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. For more information on Google Analytics, consult their terms of use, privacy practices, and ads settings. You may opt out of the collection and use of this information through tools like the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Information Protection

This site has reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

Your Choices.

Black Hawk College Foundation strives to provide you with choices with regard to our use of your Personal Information. For example, although we may occasionally use your Personal Information to contact you regarding activities, events and/or services of Black Hawk College Foundation we think might interest you, you will be given instructions on how to opt out of receiving further communications of this nature by e-mail. Please note, however, that in such a case, you would still receive program-related messages and similar transactional communications by e-mail. In addition, as noted above, you will have the opportunity to choose not to receive marketing materials from third parties.

Log Files, Cookies and web beacons.

In addition, when you access the Site, certain non-personal information is automatically logged about your visit. This information may include your operating system, screen settings, Web browser software, and referring website, if any. It is used for system improvement and administration, security, statistical analysis purposes, and other internal business purposes.

This Site may use third party services for analytics purposes. These third party services collect information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. These third party services use their own cookies to track visitor interactions. Website owners can view a variety of reports containing aggregate information about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve their website and how people find it. We do not control these third party cookies and their use may be governed by the privacy policies of the third party services employing these cookies.

Cookies are small text files that a website can send to a user's browser for storage on the hard drive. Cookies can make use of the Web easier by saving and administering status, preferences and other user information. Cookies used by the Site do not contain your Personal Information. This Site also may use Web beacons, which are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. We may use cookies and Web beacons in order to properly route users through the Site, customize users' experiences on the Site, to help us send you information about products and services you may be interested in, and to help us improve the Site. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies but users can change the setting to block cookies. Although disabling cookies will not interfere with your ability to access the Site, users will need to accept cookies in order to use certain services on the Site, including test registration. Users can disable the ability of Web beacons to capture information by blocking cookies.

Links to other (third party) websites.

The Site may contain links to other sites provided by third parties. Black Hawk College Foundation does not control the privacy policies or practices of these websites. You should review the privacy policy of the third party offering the website before providing any information at these websites. Black Hawk College Foundation is not responsible for the content or practices of any linked third party websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

Security.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information we receive. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law).

Changes to this Privacy Policy.

Black Hawk College Foundation reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make modifications to this Privacy Policy, we will post such changes here and/or on the Site. When such modifications occur they will be binding on you when placed online and are retroactively enforced.

Effective Date.

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is May 21, 2018.

Contact us.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, please contact us.