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Internet Privacy Statement

Harford Community College is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, our social media accounts, and via the software and mobile applications that we make available for use. This Internet Privacy Statement outlines the types of information we may collect from you, how we may use that information, and how we safeguard your personal information.

Information Collection and Use
Our systems may recognize and collect certain information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and browsing activity. We may also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name, HCC username, email address, and phone number, when you complete online forms or interact with our website and mobile app.

We use the information we collect to improve accessibility to our website, provide information or services you request, and communicate with you about College news, events, and programs. We may also use the information to conduct research or analyses to better understand who is accessing our services and to make improvements.

European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), Personal Information includes all Personal Data as defined under EEA laws. If you are an EEA Data Subject, you may have additional rights, including the right to access personal information, the right to correct or delete your personal information, and the right to restrict Harford Community College’s processing of your personal information.

Information Sharing
Harford Community College does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties. We may share your personal information with trusted service providers who assist us in operating our website and mobile apps or conducting College-related activities, such as email communications or event registrations. These service providers are contractually bound to keep your information confidential and secure, and they are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose.

We may also disclose your personal information if required by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal obligations, protect the rights or property of Harford Community College, or investigate and prevent fraud or other illegal activities.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Harford Community College uses cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your browsing activity on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device and can be used to recognize you when you visit our website again. We use cookies to improve your browsing experience, analyze website traffic, and personalize content.

You can control the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of our website.

Harford Community College takes reasonable measures to protect the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We use industry-standard security technologies and procedures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Links to Third-Party Websites
Our website may contain links to third-party websites, which are provided for your convenience. We do not endorse or control the privacy practices of these websites. We recommend that you review the privacy statements of these third-party websites before providing any personal information.

Third-Party Mobile App Providers
Our Services on your mobile device may gather and transfer your information, including location information, from and to other applications, functions, and tools within your mobile device.

Ellucian Experience App Branded as OwlNet

The Ellucian Experience App allows users to turn off the ability to share usage data. The App may use third-party analytics and non-essential cookies to improve the experience and the application. The data collected through these tools may be stored and processed in any country in which Ellucian or its sub processors maintain facilities or personnel, including the United States.

Updates to this Internet Privacy Statement
Harford Community College may update this Internet Privacy Statement periodically to reflect changes in our information practices or legal requirements. We will post the updated Privacy Statement on our website and indicate the date of the update.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about our Internet Privacy Statement or our information practices, please contact us at


Effective May 19, 2023