Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) is committed to safeguarding and maintaining the privacy of your personal information. In providing its website and services, PGCC must collect and use (or process) personal data about visitors and vendors. This Data Privacy Notice describes practices related to the collection and processing of personal information when users visit PGCC’s websites.

For purposes of clarity, “processing” as used in this notice includes the collection, use, storage, transmission, disclosure, and destruction of personal information. This Data Privacy Notice applies to all information collected by the PGCC and its third-party service providers, including but not limited to websites and applications that post a link to this Data Privacy Notice.

By continuing to use and interact with PGCC websites and providing your personal information, you are accepting the terms of this Data Privacy Notice. 

Information Collected

In general, PGCC collects and processes two types of information through its websites: (1) information voluntarily provided by you to receive requested information and/or services, and (2) information automatically collected upon your navigation to one of its websites.

Information You Provide

Prince George’s Community College collects information which you provide, such as when you: request information; use a device to interact with a website; create an account; log in; complete a web form; add or update your account information; or otherwise interact or communicate with PGCC (including via its websites or other electronic means). The College then processes the information you provide.

Processing Your Information

Prince George’s Community College processes personal data for a variety of reasons, including to:

  • Improve its websites and services.
  • Comply with and meet legal obligations, enforce agreements, and protect the health, safety, rights, and/or property of PGCC and its community; and/or
  • Prevent, investigate, and take actions regarding unlawful or criminal activity (including fraud or other misconduct), security or technical concerns, or unauthorized access to or use of the College’s data and data systems, as well as users’ personal information,.
  • Prince George’s Community College will process your personal data consistent with the consent you have provided for a stated purpose, or as necessary to: (i) advance PGCC’s legitimate interests, (ii) perform a contract with you (or for your benefit) or fulfill a request you have made, (iii) comply with a legal obligation, and/or (iv) to protect the vital interest of you or another person.

Your Personal Accounts

Although PGCC has security measures in place to protect personal data you provide to it, you are encouraged to take steps on your own to protect your information by, for example, logging out of online applications, closing all web browsers after use of a website, and keeping your account and passwords confidential. You should be aware that any information you post or disclose in news groups, forums, message boards, and similar contexts may become public. You should always exercise caution before disclosing any personal data or other information in such contexts.

Retention of Information and Security

Personal data you provide to PGCC will be retained in accordance with the College’s record retention schedule, applicable laws, or until such time the service requested is no longer available. Prince George’s Community College maintains administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide when visiting or using PGCC websites. Prince George’s Community College implements appropriate security measures to promote the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of any information in the possession (or control) of the College.

Children and Minors

If you are a U.S. resident under the age of 18 or an European Union (EU) resident and under the age of 16, please do not provide any personal information on this website or through any of its features, unless authorized by parental consent. For more information, U.S. residents may consult the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and EU residents may consult the General Data Protection Regulation. 

If you believe that PGCC has collected personal information about a child or minor, please contact us immediately, at the address included under the Contact section below, so the College can take appropriate action.


Cookies are pieces of data that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. Our website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with a third-party technology partner to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance our web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users. Additionally, our website, analytics software, and select third-party advertising partners uses cookies to measure the performance of our advertising and website's content, functionality, or services.


Prince George’s Community College is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information collected online.

Links to Other Websites

Prince George’s Community College's website may contain links to other websites not affiliated with the College. The College is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

Legal Notice

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained herein constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind. The data contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error-free. Any links to non-PGCC information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by PGCC of the linked materials.

Changes to This Data Privacy Notice

Prince George’s Community College reserves the right to amend this Data Privacy Notice at any time, for any reason, without notice to you. Any changes will be published here, and you should check our website to access our current Data Privacy Notice. This Data Privacy Notice was last updated in July 2021.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we take industry standard measures and other efforts to preserve user privacy, PGCC may need to disclose personal information (including personally identifiable information) when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, and/or in connection with a verified request relating to criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity.


For questions, concerns, requests, or complaints regarding this Data Privacy Notice and the processing of personal information by PGCC, email