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Student Privacy and Conduct Policy

Privacy and Data Management

Ole Career Central is provided by the Piper Center for Career and Vocation at St. Olaf College in partnership with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The Piper Center is committed to maintaining good privacy practices regarding electronic personal information for all of our users. All privacy policies for NACE partners have been reviewed by the Piper Center staff and are accessible through the links at the bottom of each page of Ole Career Central.

Collection and access to student information is governed by campus and federal policy under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). All user information is considered confidential and its use restricted to the Piper Center staff on an as-needed basis. Data collected on student participation in Piper Center services, usage of the job/internship database, and participation in on-campus recruiting is used to provide and tailor services to our users and to construct aggregate reports that assist us in program planning.

Employers may have access to limited information from student profiles—name, school attending, graduation date, and e-mail address. Employers will only have access to this information if a student applies for an employer’s job/internship posting. For questions regarding the privacy practices and policies of employers with respect to personal information, we recommend contacting the employer directly.

Neither NACE nor Symplicity reviews job postings on individual school web sites or nacelink.com. The Piper Center does not regularly review jobs or internships submitted by employers. Users are urged to validate job/internship postings and use caution and common sense when applying. Do not disclose Social Security numbers, credit card information, or bank account numbers with unknown employers.

Privacy Policy Changes

NACE or St. Olaf College may deem it necessary or appropriate from time to time to modify this privacy policy to reflect changes in the way we collect or use information or changes in privacy-related laws, regulations, or industry standards. Accordingly, NACE and St. Olaf College reserve the right to change this privacy statement at any time by posting the revised policy on this site and on Ole Career Central. Information will be handled according to the privacy statement in effect at the time the information is used.

Piper Center Conduct Policy

Any demonstration of unprofessional student behavior as determined by the Piper Center, including but not limited to missing coaching appointments or interviews, falsification of application documents, misrepresentation of experience, or mistreatment of staff, may result in the loss of some or all Piper Center services. When a violation is discovered, services may be revoked temporarily and the student will be given a written warning and be asked to correct his or her documents in order to continue using services. If a subsequent violation occurs, some or all Piper Center services may be revoked immediately and permanently. Cases will be adjudicated by the Director of the Piper Center or his designee. Serious infractions that also violate the Code of Student Conduct will be adjudicated by the Dean of Students Office.

For questions, concerns, or comments regarding this Student Privacy and Conduct Policy, please contact the Piper Center.