Website Privacy Policy

As part of its commitment to maintain privacy of the users of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges' (IECC) Web Site and other IECC web based services, IECC has developed this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use
IECC collects information from users on several web site pages and is the sole owner of the information collected. We do not sell, share or rent this information to others or use the information different from what is disclosed in this policy.

Users may choose to pay for products or services online with a credit card. These transactions are commercially secure and access to the data is highly restricted.

Cookies and Login Security
Cookies are small pieces of data stored by a Web browser on a user's computer. Cookies are often used to retain information about user preferences or to assist with technical operation of the web site.

Some sites require the use of cookies in order to access the site, such as the Entrata portal system. A cookie, which is small amount of data that is transferred to user's browser by a web server and can only, be read by the server that provided it. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. The user can set their browser to notify them when a cookie is received, giving the user a chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Users choosing not to accept cookies will likely not be able to access some pages that require cookies for authorization. While IECC uses cookies, this information does not identify the visitors personally and they remain anonymous.

The IECC web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that IECC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave the IECC site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the IECC Web site and other IECC web based services.

Log Files
IECC uses log files containing IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
In compliance with COPPA, IECC will not accept any personally identifying information from children under the age of thirteen years. Users under the age of thirteen and their parents or guardians are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children, not authorized to do so online or by e-mail, will be treated the same as information given by an adult. Such information may be subject to public access.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
IECC complies with FERPA which generally prohibits the release of student education records without student permission.

If a user has questions about this privacy policy or believes that the user's personal information has been released without consent, send e-mail to or contact the Director of Information and Communications Technology at 618-393-2982.