Skip to content

Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO). The CCCCO is committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information collected via this website. This privacy policy applies solely to this website and does not apply to any other websites that you may be able to access from this website, each of which may have data collection, storage and use practices and policies that differ materially from this privacy policy. By using this website, you agree to this privacy policy, and consent to the data practices described in this policy.

Minimum age: This website is not directed at children who are under 13 years of age, and the CCCCO does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. You may not create an account if you are under 13 years of age, but you may utilize those portions of this website that do not involve the collection of personal information from users.

Information collected: The CCCCO collects, through the California Virtual Campus (CVC) website, only information related to the voluntary creation of a user account. The information that may be voluntarily provided in this manner includes:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Website
  • AIM
  • Yahoo IM
  • Jabber / Google Talk
  • Biographical information

Use of data: CCCCO collects and uses the information you voluntarily submit in order to create a User account on your behalf. Data collected will also enable CCCCO to respond to your questions and to contact you when necessary in connection with your account at the CVC website. CCCCO is authorized to collect information for this purpose by California Education Code Sections 68041 and 70901(b)(7).

Any information acquired by CCCCO is subject to the limitations set forth in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Title 1.8 (commencing with Section 1798) of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code).

Sharing of information: It is the policy of CCCCO to not share your personal information as provided for a CVC user account for any reason except the following. The CCCCO could also be required to disclose the personal information that you provide when creating your CVC user account for the following circumstances:

In response to Public Records Act request, as allowed by the Information Practices Act and the Family Education and Pupil Rights Act.
To another government agency as required by state or federal law.
In response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant.
To another state agency or to a public law enforcement organization in any case where the security of a network operated by CCCCO and exposed directly to the Internet has been, or is suspected of having been, breached.

In the event of a conflict between this Policy and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the applicable law will control.

Individual choice: Submission of your personal information to this website is voluntary.

Accessing, modifying and deleting your information: You have the right to access the records containing your personal information. You may modify or delete from the data stored on this website any personal information you previously provided. Your records can be accessed by logging into your account or by contacting CVC Technical Support. If you wish to delete your data without reuse or redistribution, please contact

CVC Technical Support at:
Tel: 530/879-4085

Use of cookies: This website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you open an account, a cookie helps the CCCCO recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the services or web sites you visit.

Security of your personal information: CCCCO takes reasonable precautions to protect the security, integrity and privacy of personal information of individuals collected or maintained by CCCCO. The CCCCO uses encryption software to protect the security of individuals' personal information during transmission of such information through this website. The CCCCO secures the personally identifiable information you provided on computer services in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosures.

Contact: For further information regarding this privacy policy, please contact:

Debra Connick, Vice Chancellor
Technology, Research and Information Systems Division
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 4554
Sacramento, CA 95811