Thank you for visiting the Iowa Lakes Community College website and reviewing our privacy statement. Your privacy is very important to us. Iowa Lakes does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us voluntarily. Iowa Lakes Community College does not sell, exchange or release information gathered from your visit to our website to parties outside the college without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information is used for internal college statistical purposes only, and is not used to contact you personally:
- The IP address from which you access our website
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website
- The browser version and configuration information used to access our website
- The date and time of a visit to a web page
- The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
- Search terms used on our search engine
Iowa Lakes Community College uses only temporary cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the user's browser on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are also used to provide statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users.
Privacy of Records
Iowa Lakes Community College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access. A student should submit to the director of records and registration/ registrar or other appropriate official a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the registrar, the registrar shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
- The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. A student may ask the college to amend a record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. The student should write to the college official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. (Note: FERPA was not intended to provide a process to be used to question substantive judgments which are correctly recorded. The rights of challenge are not intended to allow a student to contest, for example, a grade in a course because the student felt a higher grade should have been assigned.) If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to college officials with 45 legitimate educational interests. A college official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff, if any); a person or company with whom the college has contacted (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the college board of trustees or a student serving on an official committee, such as a discipline or grievance committee, or assisting another college official in performing his or her tasks. A college official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the college discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures of Iowa Lakes Community College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202.