Information access and privacy

Durham College maintains this website to enhance public access to information about our initiatives and programs in general. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them as quickly as possible.

Durham College and its agents shall not be held liable for any damage whatsoever, which may arise as a result of errors, omissions, or changes to the information appearing on this website.

Web Privacy Guidelines

Effective since: Thursday, July 12, 2012

At Durham College, your privacy is our priority. As a result we have updated our privacy guideline to share with visitors the circumstances under which Durham College may use their personal information.


Durham College respects the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. This guideline describes how Durham College collects, uses and discloses personal information. We adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy and collecting information under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal Information

Personal information can include your name, date of birth, mailing address, personal e-mail address, phone number, credit card or other financial information, your student ID number, etc.

Why would Durham College collect, use or disclose your personal information?

Durham College may use your personal information for marketing material or for your subscription to Durham College mailing lists, only with your knowledge and consent. We may also use your information to respond to questions asked, process website requests, allow participation in contests, and announce special events.

We also collect non-personally identifiable information through website technology such as cookies and web server files. Cookies allow users to have a better experience and improve site navigation by storing information on a user’s machine that can later be retrieved. Durham College uses this information to gain accurate visitation statistics. Visitors may reject any or all cookies by using their web browser’s preferences. Please note, certain features of the website may require the use of cookies in order to function properly, such as forms.

Web server log files provide statistical information such as traffic patterns by recording your IP address, login ID, date and time you visit the site, and the webpage that referred you to the site.

Durham College may also use a third-party service provider to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our website, and your interaction with our programs and courses. They may also use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for our programs, courses and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites. No identifiable information is collected or used in this process. They do not know your name, phone number, address, email address, or any identifying information about you.

All companies that act on our behalf are contractually obligated to keep the information we provide to them confidential and to use the information we share only to provide the services we ask them to perform.

Durham College may report on statistical information gathered from the above resources but will not sell, trade, lend or willingly disclose any of your personal information to any third party companies.


If linking to a website outside of Durham College, we do not have responsibility, liability or control over their privacy practices. Please protect yourself and be aware of privacy policies if you visit another website.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions regarding this privacy policy or your personal privacy when utilizing the Durham College website please contact

Durham College reserves the right to change this guideline as required. Updated versions will be posted on this page and the date at the top of the page will be changed to reflect this.