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PRIVACY POLICY

Why A Privacy Policy?
Our Accountability to You
Notification of Changes

Why A Privacy Policy?

Lawson State Community College respects your individual privacy. This Privacy Policy ('Policy') embodies our commitment to its protection through adherence to fair electronic information practices. This Policy puts you, the individual, in control of how your personal information is processed. You have our promise that we will not electronically process your personal information in any way that is incompatible with this Policy.


This Privacy Policy protects your privacy by:
Informing you about:
* The types of personal information Lawson State Community College collects about you through its Web Site;
* How it collects that information;
* The general purposes for which it collects such information;
* The choices and means by which individuals may limit its use and disclosure.

Empowering you to choose:
* Whether and how certain personal information you provide is used (where such use is unrelated to the uses for which you originally disclosed it); and

Assuring you that Lawson State Community College :
* Takes reasonable precautions to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction;
* Implements reasonable policies and procedures to ensure that personal information is kept only for the purposes for which it has been gathered;
* Uses reasonable measures to ensure that we have accurately and completely recorded the personal information you have provided; and
* Provides you reasonable access to your personal information as well as procedures for correcting or modifying that information where appropriate.
Ensuring accountability to individuals who believe that Lawson State Community College has not complied with these privacy principles.

The information we receive from or about you is stored on systems designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of that information. We also encrypt your transmission of sensitive information to us in the interest of heightened privacy protection and information integrity.

Our Accountability to You
In addition to the privacy protections that we provide, our employees, agents and business partners are independently responsible for ensuring compliance with this Privacy Policy, as described below.

If you feel that Lawson State Community College, or any of our agents, representatives or employees, is violating this Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at privacy@lawsonstate.edu, by telephone at (205) 925-2515, or by postal mail at:

Lawson State Community College
Attention: WebMaster
3060 Wilson Road
Birmingham, AL 35221
(205) 925-2515

Notification of Changes
We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy 30 days before their effective date so you will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. You are responsible for periodically checking our web site for changes to this Privacy Policy. You may opt-out of any posted change to our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by sending an e-mail to privacy@lawsonstate.edu
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact privacy@lawsonstate.edu

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College Accreditations:

Lawson State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree and certificates.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 3033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lawson State Community College. 

Alabama Board of Nursing ~ National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs ~
Council on Occupational Education

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute ~ American Dental Association

American Welding Society ~ National Automotive Technicians
Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF)