Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is valid for all pages under the www.panola.edu web site. The Texas Public Information Act of the Texas Government Code (Ch 552) applies to information collected by Panola College. The identity of members of the public who communicate with state agencies through the Internet is confidential under Texas law. Panola College does not sell or share confidential user information with any outside party, unless required to do so by law. Information collected falls under three main categories: email, web forms, and web server logs.

Email is used to electronically communicate with the public. Panola College does not sell or release the email addresses of members of the public without the express written consent of that person. Personally identifiable information contained in a question or comment sent to Panola College in an email message is only used by Panola College to respond to the request and to analyze trends.

Web forms are the electronic equivalent of paper-based forms and are used, for example, to apply for admission, to respond to a survey, fill in demographic information, etc. Panola College does not sell or release web form information to any outside party unless required to do so by law. The College uses the information collected in the web form for its intended purpose only.

Web server logs keep track of various access information like user hostname/IP address, system date, status, user browser, user OS, user request, and user referrer page. Panola College uses web server logs to create summary statistics and graphs about web site usage. Panola College does not sell or release this information to any outside parties unless required to do so by law and does not report or use this information in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information.