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Privacy Statement


Southwestern Illinois College is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of the faculty, staff, and students. Infoshare is designed to provide information to SWIC staff members and aid them in doing college business. The information contained in the sites are not intended to be used for personal gain or for non-academic business, so the use of these resources are monitored. We believe that access to these sites are a privilege, not a right, and we reserve the right to terminate access to anyone who misuses these resources.

Confidential data

Some of the data on these sites are considered confidential by SWIC. Access to these sites is controlled and only users who require access to this information for their job are granted access. Users are expected to respect the confidentiality of the data they are granted access to. Violation of this confidentiality will result in removal of access to all SWIC resources.

  • Social Security Numbers: Some of our web sites with student data, personnel and payroll data contain Social Security Numbers, which are confidential and protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, Illinois statute, Personal Information Protection Act (815 ILCS § 530/);  and SWIC Board approved policies
  • Student data: Some of our resources contain student information, the privacy of which is governed by the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act, which can be found at:

Security logs: We maintain security logs of all log in events. We use these to monitor repeated password violations and other events that might indicate someone is trying to break into our systems.  If we see that a login was used repeatedly with an incorrect password, we may contact the user, the user's supervisor, or the network administrator or security contact of the user's IP address to find out what is causing the problem.

Access logs: We also track all requests for web pages and maintain logs of these requests with the time, user id, IP address, and type of operating system and browser. The logs are used to provide statistics

Confidentiality Statement: You are attempting to access confidential student record information that is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Any unauthorized attempt to access this information will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.