Privacy Policy



Your privacy is a top priority to Middlesex Community College. Middlesex Community College does not share, sell or trade mailing lists with outside corporations or organizations.

Middlesex takes reasonable precautions to assure overall system security by monitoring security issues and industry trends, to protect the privacy of Middlesex Community College members and secure the personal information available through www.middlesex.mass.edu. All private information for the college is housed on a secure server using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption.

MyMCC (the Middlesex Portal which combines a variety of electronic resources) is password-protected and allows access only to registered Middlesex Community College constituents. Although these precautions should help to protect any personal information available through the College from abuse or outside interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is possible any time information is shared over the Internet.

Information Collected Automatically

When visiting www.middlesex.mass.edu, Middlesex automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address of the computer that accessed our website
  • The type of browser, its version and the operating system on which that browser is running
  • The webpage from which the user accessed the current webpage
  • The date and time of the user's request
  • The pages that were visited and the amount of time spent at each page

The information that is collected automatically is used to improve www.middlesex.mass.edu's content and to help the college understand how users are interacting with its website. This information is collected for statistical analysis and to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and MCC is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from www.middlesex.mass.edu or commercial marketing purposes.

Educational Records and Transcripts

Privacy rights regarding access to information are observed in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as the Buckley Amendment.

In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act 20 USC 1232), Middlesex Community College has adopted the regulations to protect the privacy rights of its students. Revisions and clarifications will be published as experience with the law and the institution's policy warrants.

Students are informed of their rights under this act through the College Catalog and the Student Handbook. In compliance with this federal law, the college has established a policy to protect students from misuse of information in their personal folders and to allow students access to their own folders. For more information, visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/financialaid/ferpa.aspx

Last Modified: 8/5/12