Privacy Policy

The Wisconsin Technical College System Foundation is committed to respecting and maintaining the privacy of all users who visit our site. We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer personal information to a third party.

Some of our web pages (such as the registration forms) let you voluntarily submit personal information. In those cases, we will provide a specific notice before you begin submitting any personal information, explaining how your information will be safeguarded.

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, our Web site's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit. The purpose for gathering this information is continual improvement of our Web site and our services.

INFORMATION RECORDED. During your visit, our Web operating system will record:

  1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain.
  2. The type of browser (such as "Firefox version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you are using.
  3. The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).
  4. The date/time you visit our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site.
  5. The address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another Web site.

We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.

COOKIES. On certain WIDS web pages, we use "cookies" to help you use our web site interactively. A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk, usually to keep track of you while you are connected to that site.

The cookies on our pages do not collect information about you, but only about your browser "session." The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of these Web pages, without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a web site that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.

INFORMATION FROM E-MAIL YOU SEND TO US. If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. In limited circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose information that you submit. In addition, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us process your request.

INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM INTERACTIVE FORMS. When you register, we offer an interactive form that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organization). In this case, all submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES. Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the WIDS Web site; however, WIDS provides links to other Web sites. When you leave the WIDS Web site, you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for the WIDS Web site do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.