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Web Privacy

Internet Privacy Statement

This statement:

  • applies only to pages on the website;
  • does not apply to websites accessed from links on our site that may be controlled by a different agency or entity, whose practices are not under the College’s control;
  • shall not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied;
  • may be amended by the College at any time without notice.

Virginia Law

We protect our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the “Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act” Code of Virginia §2.2-3800 et seq., the “Virginia Freedom of Information Act” § 2.2-3700, et seq., and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.

Information We Collect, Including Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

The College endeavors to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to provide its services. All information is collected and stored by the college through third-party software.

Information We Collect Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit to the Blue Ridge Community College website but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our site;
  • the type of browser and operating system you used;
  • the date and time you visited this site;
  • the pages visited; and
  • if you linked from another website, the address of that website.


“Cookies” are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as “cookies,” which are then sent back to and stored on the user’s computer.

Cookies are used to aggregate site usage information to help us improve our users’ experience.

How We Use the Information We Collect

The information in our Web logs is not personally viewable and no attempt is made to link it with the individuals that browse our website.

Usage Information

We use usage information to:

  • improve the content of our Web services
  • help us understand how people are using our pages
  • improve the value of the materials available on our site

Routing Information

We use routing information to:

  • send requested Web pages to your computer for viewing
  • assess content and server performance
  • provide summaries with contracted vendors who provide analytics when needed

We may keep your information indefinitely, but we ordinarily delete routing information regularly after the Web page is transmitted. However, on rare occasions when a “hacker” attempts to breach computer security, logs of routing information are retained to permit a security investigation and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies.

Personal Information

We do collect personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to complete forms or participate in surveys. Collecting personal information is necessary in order for the College to deliver the services requested. We only collect, retain, and use personal information where we believe it is essential to administer our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities requested by our customers.

Optional Information

Optional information is retained in accordance with the records retention schedules at the Library of Virginia.

Virginia Freedom of Information Act

Under the “Virginia Freedom of Information Act” (FOIA), any records in our possession at the time of a “Freedom of Information Request” might be subject to inspection by or disclosure to members of the public. However, identifiable personal information will be removed prior to such release in accordance with FOIA.

Customer Comments or Review

If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, or if you choose to review or correct any information you previously submitted, please contact the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Website Disclaimer

Blue Ridge Community College provides its website, catalog, handbooks, and any other printed materials or electronic media for your general guidance. The college does not guarantee that the information contained within them, including, but not limited to, the contents of any page that resides under the DNS registrations of is up-to date, complete and accurate, and individuals assume any risks associated with relying upon such information without checking other credible sources, such as a student’s academic advisor. In addition, a student’s or prospective student’s reliance upon information contained within these sources, or individual program catalogs or handbooks, when making academic decisions does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a contract with the college. Further, the college reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement within these sources, as well as changes to any curriculum or program, whether during a student’s enrollment or otherwise. Links or references to other materials and websites provided in the above-referenced sources are also for information purposes only and do not constitute the college’s endorsement of products or services referenced.

Legal Disclaimer

All opinions expressed by individuals purporting to be a current or former student, faculty, or staff member of this institution, on websites not affiliated with Blue Ridge Community College, social media channels, blogs or other online or traditional publications, are solely their opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of Blue Ridge Community College, the Virginia Community College System, or the State Board for Community Colleges, which do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any such content.

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