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6-1: Privacy Statement

  • Issued: 11-2007
  • Revised:

Fort Lewis College Privacy Statement
Commitment to Individual Privacy

Fort Lewis College (FLC) is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information submitted by employees, students, and visitors. Since Fort Lewis College is a public institution, some information collected, including information gathered from the from the FLC web sites, may be subject to the Colorado Public (Open) Records Act. Thus, in some cases FLC may be compelled by law to release information gathered from our Web servers. This may include server log information, e-mail messages sent to an individual identified on the web site, and information collected from web-based forms.
Colorado Public (Open) Records Act (C.R.S. 24-72 201 et seq.)


For site administration functions, information, other than personal information linked to a particular individual, is collected for analysis and statistical purposes of Web site navigation. This information is used to help diagnose problems, assess what information is of most interest, determine technical design specifications, identify and manage system performance and/or problem areas, and other administration functions.
You may choose whether or not to provide personal information to FLC via the Internet. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, you can still visit most of FLC Web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.


Wherever your personal information may be held within FLC or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.


  • Was there unauthorized access to PII?
  • Was PII actually acquired?
  • Was the PII data unencrypted?
  • Has illegal or misuse of the PII data occurred?
  • Likelihood of reasonable harm to the individual

Browser Cookies

Some of our Web pages utilize "cookies." A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. If you do choose to block cookies with your browser, some FLC web sites may no longer work for you.

Accuracy and Security of Confidential Information

FLC makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the personal information retained about individuals is accurate. Every faculty member, staff member and student has the ability to check and update personal information such as his or her address, phone number, etc. online at FLC deploys industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration or release of personal information stored in electronic form.

Third Party Services

On FLC's behalf, third parties may provide certain services available on FLC web sites. FLC may provide information, including personal information, to third-party service providers to help us deliver programs, products, information and services. FLC will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect personal information on our behalf.

The information provided in this privacy statement should NOT be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or as warranting the security of information provided through the FLC web sites. FLC web sites contain links to many external web sites. FLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these external web sites.

Comments and Feedback

Please send comments, questions or concerns to When sending us comments, please include a current e-mail address. Please do not send attachments with the message.