Privacy & Terms

How We Use Information

On gateway.kctcs.edu, we use the information you provide/submit online only to complete that transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that transaction. 

We use return e-mail addresses solely to answer the e-mails we receive. These collected e-mail addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. 

You can subscribe to a variety of communications (newsletters, listservs, mailing lists) on our website. Information you submit on our website will not be used for any other purpose but to complete the transaction.

On gateway.kctcs.edu, we do use non-identifying (anonymous) and aggregate information to better design our website and share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we NEVER disclose any personal information that could be used to identify private individuals.

gateway.kctcs.edu also uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

We use cookies on our site to help you navigate our website, facilitate the sign up and login process for our services, provide website feature such as social sharing widgets, and measure advertising and promotional effectiveness. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser when you visit certain web pages.

We also use cookies with our online behavioral advertising notice and choice program's opt-out tools to assist with your opt-out choices and to help us measure usage. Our opt-out tool prevents the use of your browsing behavior by companies that may provide interest-based advertising to you by setting their opt-out cookie in your browser. If you clear your browser cookies, this will remove all cookies including the opt-out cookies set by the companies. 

You will need to re-access the opt-out tool to reset your preferences. Our cookie only knows your last set of preferences and does not reflect the current state of cookies on your browser.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Collection of Information

Information about your use of this web site is collected using server access logs and a tracking cookie. The collected information consists of the following:

  • The IP address from which you access the web site;
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • The addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site.

Part of this information is gathered using a tracking cookie set by the Google Analytics service and handled by Google as described in their privacy policy. See your browser documentation for instructions on how to disable the cookie if you prefer not to share this data with Google.

We use the gathered information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to better understand how and when our site is used.

By using this web site, you consent to the collection of this data in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, family medical history, or genetic information. Further, we vigilantly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

Copyright and File Sharing

We support the right of authors and creators to enjoy the benefits of their work, and as an institution we take copyright law and the legal distribution of copyrighted material very seriously.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office, especially their FAQ's. For KCTCS policy regarding these issues, please see Policy 4.2.5 (PDF). For a list of sources for legal downloading, please see http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent .

Core Values and Ethical Conduct Reporting

KCTCS has a duty to adhere to high ethical standards and principles. All members of the KCTCS community are expected to report potential legal, procedural, and ethical violations. Find out more.