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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy explains how SSCC uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at sscc.edu. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your web browser when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by SSCC are called "first-party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies". Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

The purpose of cookies is to help the website keep track of your visits and activity, which isn't always a bad thing. SSCC uses both first-party "essential" and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are required for technical reasons for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Third-party cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third-parties serve cookies through our Websites for analytics, social networks, and advertising. This is described in more detail below.

First-Party "Essential" Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through sscc.edu and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

SSCC.edu uses Cookies to save the User's session and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of sscc.edu.

SSCC.edu uses Cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimize the User's browsing experience. Among these Cookies are those used for the setting of language and currency preferences or for the management of first-party statistics employed directly by the Owner of the site.

Third-Party Cookies

These cookies collect information to help us understand how sscc.edu is being used, how effective our marketing campaigns are, and to help customize sscc.edu for you.

Third-Party Cookies are listed below, these may be used to track Users' browsing habits without the Owner's knowledge. Please refer to the privacy policy of the listed services for detailed information.

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of sscc.edu, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

View the Privacy Policy or Opt Out.

Google Tag Manager (Google Inc.)

Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google Inc.

View the Privacy Policy.

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of sscc.edu. The interaction and information obtained through sscc.edu are always subject to the User's privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

View the Privacy Policy.

Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.

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This type of service allows sscc.edu and its partners to inform, optimize, and serve advertising based on past use of sscc.edu by the User. This is performed by tracking Usage information and transferring it to the third-party that manages the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity. In addition to any opt out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Compulse Integrated Marketing is an advertising service provided by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

View the Privacy Policy.

Withdraw Consent to the installation of Cookies

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent - for example - third parties from installing Cookies. Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past. Users can find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Regarding Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, Users may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan), or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools.

Owner and Data Controller

Third-party Cookies that are used within sscc.edu cannot be technically controlled by SSCC, any specific references to Cookies installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, SSCC suggests the User consults the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the SSCC Webmaster at webmaster@sscc.edu, should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by sscc.edu.

Definitions

Cookies - Cookies are small data files that are placed on your web browser when you visit a website.

Usage Data - Information collected automatically through sscc.edu (or third-party services employed in sscc.edu), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use sscc.edu, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

Personal Information or Data - Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

User - The individual using sscc.edu who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Owner or Data Controller - The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of sscc.edu. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of sscc.edu.

SSCC.edu (or this Application) - The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service - The service provided by sscc.edu as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU) - Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to sscc.edu, if not stated otherwise within this document.