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    This website is owned and operated by the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO). The CCCCO is committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information collected via this website. This privacy policy applies solely to this website and does not apply to any other websites that you may be able to access from this website, each of which may have data collection, storage and use practices and policies that differ materially from this privacy policy. By using this website, you agree to this privacy policy, and consent to the data practices described in this policy.

    Minimum age: This website is not directed at children who are under 13 years of age, and the CCCCO does not knowing collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. You may not create an account if you are under 13 years of age, but you may utilize those portions of this website that do not involve the collection of personal information from users.

    Information collected: The CCCCO collects, through the OpenCCC Online Student Account and CCCApply Online Application for Admission, the following personal information:

    Permanent Address
    Mailing Address
    Birth Date
    E-mail address
    Telephone number
    Social security number

    Use of data: CCCCO collects and uses the information you submit in order to complete and submit Community College admission applications and financial aid on your behalf. Data collected will also enable CCCCO to respond to your questions and to contact you when necessary in connection with these services. CCCCO is authorized to collect information for this purpose by California Education Code Sections 68041 and 70901(b)(7).

    Any information acquired by CCCCO, is subject to the limitations set forth in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Title 1.8 (commencing with Section 1798) of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code).

    Sharing of information: It is the policy of CCCCO to share your personal information only as strictly necessary to provide you the specified services. This includes disclosing your personal information to colleges to which you apply. The CCCCO could also be required to disclose the personal information that you provide in the following circumstances:

    In response to Public Records Act request, as allowed by the Information Practices Act and the Family Education and Pupil Rights Act.

    To another government agency as required by state or federal law.

    In response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant.

    To another state agency or to a public law enforcement organization in any case where the security of a network operated by CCCCO and exposed directly to the Internet has been, or is suspected of having been, breached.

    In the event of a conflict between this Policy and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the applicable law will control.

    Individual choice: Submission of your personal information to this website is voluntary. If you choose not to submit your personal information to this website you will be required to complete paper forms to submit a college admission application, financial aid application and other student services applications.

    Accessing, modifying and deleting your information: You have the right to access the records containing your personal information. You may modify or delete from the data stored on this website any personal information you previously provided. Your records can be accessed by logging into your account or by contacting OpenCCC Technical Support. If you wish to delete your data without reuse or redistribution, please contact

    OpenCCC Technical Support at:
    Tel: 877/247-4836
    Email: OpenCCC Technical Support

    Please be advised, once an application has been submitted to a college on your behalf, it becomes part of the records of the college to which it was submitted. If you believe there is an error on a submitted application, you must contact the college to which it was submitted for correction.

    Use of cookies: This website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

    One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you open an account, a cookie helps the CCCCO recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses. When you return to the same website the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the features that you customized.

    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services or web sites you visit.

    Security of your personal information: CCCCO takes reasonable precautions to protect the security, integrity and privacy of personal information of individuals collected or maintained by CCCCO. The CCCCO uses encryption software to protect the security of individuals’ personal information during transmission of such information through this website . The CCCCO secures the personally identifiable information you provided on computer services in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosures.

    Contact: For further information regarding this privacy policy, please contact:

    Gary Bird
    Telecommunications and Technology Unit
    California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    1102 Q Street, Suite 4554
    Sacramento, CA 95811

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