The following rules govern your use of the Wake Technical Community College website. The rules set forth herein apply to all materials, online communications and other information that is or becomes available on this website. By accessing this web site, you specifically agree to abide by these rules and any modifications thereto.
This website is an online information exchange service for use by Wake Technical Community College ("Wake Tech"), its employees and the general public. You shall not post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way use or exploit any Information for commercial purposes or otherwise use the Information in a manner that is inconsistent with these rules and regulations.
User's obligation to abide by applicable law
In connection with the use of this website, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency and copyright or trademark infringement ("applicable law") and all policies and procedures of Wake Tech. The Information available on this web site may include intellectual property that is protected under the copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States and/or other countries ("intellectual property laws"). Such intellectual property laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound samplings and other protected materials. The violation of applicable intellectual property laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.
Disclosure of online communications
You are cautioned that any online communications may not be confidential and that you do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in any online communications. Wake Tech employees and agents may, in the course of performing their regular duties, access electronic communications and information for security, technical or operational purposes. You should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail and that Wake Tech may disclose any communications to the extent permitted or required by law.
Prohibition against rogue programming
You shall not post, transmit or make available in any way through this website any software or other materials that contain a computer virus, Trojan horse, time bomb, worm or another rogue programming ("rogue programming"). Wake Tech has no obligation to detect the presence of any rogue programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the information on this website is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by rogue programming, including the use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files.
Content of information
You are responsible for the content of any information you put on or post to this website. Wake Tech has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any information that is or becomes available on this website. Wake Tech reserves the right to review any information that is or becomes available on this website, as well as to refuse to post or to remove any information that is, in Wake Tech's sole discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these terms, Wake Tech policies or procedures or applicable law. However, Wake Tech has no obligation to exercise such reservation of rights.
Disclaimer of warranties
This website is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title, noninfringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Wake Tech does not warrant that any information is complete or accurate, that this website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any information is free of rogue programming.
Wake Tech uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. Google Translate is a third-party service, and site users will be leaving Wake Tech’s website to utilize translated content. As such, Wake Tech cannot guarantee or claim responsibility for the accuracy, reliability or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files, such as PDFS, JPEGs and GIFs.
All Wake Tech content is filtered through Google Translate, which may result in unexpected and unpredictable degradation of portions of text, images and the general appearance on translated pages. Google Translate may maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by Wake Tech and are not associated with Wake Tech privacy and use policies. Users should consult the original English content on Wake Tech’s website if there are any questions about the translated content.
Wake Tech provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but Wake Tech does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution to users. All site visitors may choose to use similar tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties who use Wake Tech content in the translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. Wake Tech is not responsible for any damages or issues of translated content not officially sanctioned and approved by the agency.
Limitation of damages
Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Wake Tech be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result from the use or inability to use this website, including without limitation use of or reliance on information available on this website, interruptions, errors, defects, mistakes, omissions, deletions of files, delays in operation or transmission, nondelivery of information, disclosure of communications or any other failure of performance.
Release and indemnity
By accessing this website, you hereby release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against Wake Tech arising from or in connection with your use of this website. You also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Wake Tech from and against any and all claims or liability, including costs and attorney’s fees, arising from or in connection with use of this website or failure to abide by these terms, any Wake Tech policy and/or applicable law.
These rules may be modified by Wake Tech from time to time, and such modifications will be binding on you when posted to this website.
This document describes Wake Tech's policy regarding information received about users during visits to Wake Tech's website. The amount and type of information received depends on how the site is used.
Limitation on scope of content
The Wake Tech website contains information regarding Wake Tech and its education and training services. All pricing information referred to on this site is in U.S. dollars.
No representation or warranty
Wake Tech reserves the right to modify the information contained on this site at any time without notice. While Wake Tech makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that all material on this site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and Wake Tech does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information contained on this site.
This site and all information and materials contained herein are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. This site may contain hypertext links to other websites, which are completely independent of this site. Wake Tech makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such hypertext link, and any hypertext link to another person or entity shall not in any manner be construed as an endorsement by Wake Tech of such person's or entity's website, products or services. Users link to any off-site pages or other sites at their own risk. Confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by Wake Tech. Wake Tech shall not be responsible for any harm that any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to the use of this site or any information transmitted to this site.
Normal website usage
Users can visit Wake Tech's website to access education/training service information or use online tools (online courses, etc.) without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information. The only information collected and stored during normal website usage is the following:
- Internet addresses and domain names
- The referring website, search engine or social media platform
- Pages visited, along with the date and time of the visit
- The type of browser and operating system used
- The number of bytes of data transferred
- Services accessed
Wake Tech uses this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits. During normal website usage, Wake Tech does not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number or Social Security number.
Personal information is collected only when a user voluntarily provides it, such as forms to request information, visit campus, sign up or RSVP to an event or participate in New Student Orientation.
Collection of personally identifiable information
There are instances where Wake Tech requests personally identifiable information to provide the website visitor a service or correspondence (mailed class schedules and brochures). Information, such as name, mailing address, email address, student ID, Social Security number, medical/disability information and possibly additional information, is volunteered, collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by Wake Tech and is used to fulfill the user's request. Wake Tech makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). The information provided is used by Wake Tech to improve its services. It is never provided to any other company for that company's independent use.
Wake Tech follows a standard procedure of using log files, which log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages and possibly the number of clicks. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website and gathering demographic information.
Google Analytics is used to monitor how users are accessing pages and their activity around the website. This does not include personal information but does report on things like city location, browsers and platforms used, as well as demographic information from users’ Google profiles, such as gender, age bracket, interests, etc.
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