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Bluefield State College (“College”) respects the privacy of individuals who use its websites. We are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of your sensitive and confidential information provided to the College.

In addition to the information in this Privacy Notice, Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy set forth requirements that you must follow when using the Colleges’ websites and technology network. 

This privacy notice provides you with information on how the College collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through activities such as registering for a newsletter, requesting information, or purchasing a product or service.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why the College is using your personal information, which may be used independently or in combination to identify you.


What Data This Website Collects

The College will not obtain your personal information when you visit www.bluefieldstate.edu, or any site within the bluefieldstate.edu domain, without your expressed consent. There may be sites within the bluefieldstate.edu domain that request personal information via forms. In these instances, the College will specifically request your consent to collect your data. If you choose not to provide personal data, the College may not be able to process your request.

Using Google Analytics (“GA”), the College does collect limited data from visitors to our websites, such as geographical location, device, internet browser, and operating system. This data is used to better understand how people find and use our webpages; however, none of this information personally identifies you to the College and every visitor is anonymized. GA also records your IP address which could be used to identify you but Google does not grant the College access to this data. GA also makes use of cookies; however, disabling cookies on your browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within a bluefieldstate.edu website.


How the College Uses Your Personal Information

The College will only use your personal data for legitimate business. Should you choose to contact us and consent to providing us your data, none of the data that you supply will be stored by the website. That said, the data that you provide may be imported into mail services used for marketing purposes. You can request removal from any mailing list by request.


Third Party Processors

We use several third parties to process personal data on our behalf and include:

Third Party Links

The bluefieldstate.edu website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties outside of the College to collect or share data about you. The College does not control these websites, plug-ins, and applications and is not responsible for their privacy policies. When you leave the College’s website, you are encouraged to read the privacy notice of every website or other link you visit.

Information Protection

The College implements reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information we collect online. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of such electronic data. However, we will only use your information for educational, research, marketing, or other purposes in furtherance of the College’s mission for which it was provided.

Your information will be retained or disposed of according to the College’s records management principles and policies.      


Your Rights

You have a right to access and obtain a copy of your data and request us to change any incorrect or incomplete data. You can also request the College to delete or stop processing your data. The College will review all such requests and will remove identifying personal data that we do not have a legal or institutional obligation to maintain. Questions, concerns, and requests to delete personal information can be directed to the College’s Chief Technology Officer:

John Spencer



Changes to Privacy Statement

This privacy statement will be revised to remain in accordance with changing legislation, technology, or industry standards. The College will not directly inform our website users of these changes. Instead, it is recommended that you check this page for updates. Changes to the Information Privacy Notice will be noted in the revision history section of the policy.

Last Updated: 9/4/2020