Privacy Statement

Web Privacy at Lane Community College

Lane Community College is committed to preserving and maintaining your privacy while visiting our websites. By visiting any of the following websites, you are accepting the practices described in this document:

Information Gathered

In order to help diagnose problems with our servers and websites, when you visit one of our pages, we log:

  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • the page you requested
  • the page that referred you to the requested page
  • your browser user agent (which contains information about the browser and operating system versions you are using)
  • information about the size of your request, if your request was successful, and what time you made the request

We do not link your computer IP address to anything personally identifiable. This means that user sessions may be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous (except when the user has logged into the site).

If you log into one of the listed sites, we also set an authentication cookie. This cookie contains identifying information which allows us to maintain your session with the site.

Some of our sites use Google Analytics to monitor traffic. Google Analytics uses cookies, stored on your computer and sent to Google, to help us analyze how visitors use our site so we can improve its usefulness. We do not have direct access to information stored in these cookies, and can only look at aggregated reports of activity, which contain no specific information that can be linked to an individual. These reports may include information about visitor location, age, gender, frequency of link clicks, time on page, among many other items. We have also enabled Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.

You can control your cookie preferences, including options to refuse cookies, from within your browser settings. Additionally, Google Analytics provides an opt-out browser plugin you can use to opt out of Google Analytics tracking.

Other information is collected only if you choose to send it. For example you may complete an online form, leave a blog comment, or send an email.

Online advertising

We may use third party vendors to advtise services provided by Lane Community College online. These vendors, including search engines (like Google), social networks (like Facebook), and others, may show ads on our behalf through their platforms across the Internet. These services use cookies to tailor ads to your interests, based on websites you have visited (including this one). You can opt out of many of these cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Use and Disclosure of Collected Information

As noted above, Lane Community College uses the information we collect to tailor site content to user needs, to generate aggregate statistical reports, to help diagnose problems, and otherwise to administer our web sites. At no time do we disclose personally identifiable site usage, except:

  • when required to do so by law. When possible, we will attempt to notify you before disclosure, except when prohibited by court order,
  • to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person; to address fraud, security, or spam; or to protect our rights or property,
  • due to emergency circumstances.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the websites listed at the top, you can contact:
Lane Community College Webmaster
Information Technology
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

Changes to this Statement

Any non-typographic changes to this policy will be highlighted either through an announcement on our home page at or through an updated note next to the link on the Lane home page in the week following the change. For example:

Privacy (updated 1/1/15)

Effective Date

This policy is effective beginning April 13th, 2015.