Cookies – small text files downloaded to a visitor’s computer where site customizations, preferences, and user IDs are stored. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information that you supply. We use cookies to help us tailor our site to your needs, to deliver a better, more personalized service. In addition, we may use cookies to track the pages on our sites visited by our users. Users can set browsers to not accept cookies, but this may render parts of the site inaccessible or unusable.

IP Address – Internet Protocol Address – a unique number usually assigned by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to identify computers connected to a network (either a local network or the internet, or both). Your IP address does not identify you personally to us. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our sites to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our sites.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) – high level security protocol for transmitting encrypted documents over the internet that prevents eavesdropping, interception, or tampering.

Who will have access to my information?

To register for courses or personalize our services, you may be required to provide certain information as part of the process. We do not sell or disclose contact information of our users to third parties. Georgia Piedmont Technical College will not disclose any personally identifiable information collected online to entities outside of Georgia Piedmont Technical College departments and agencies except: (1) where you have given your permission; (2) where the information is considered public information under the Georgia Open Records Act O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et. seq., or other applicable laws; (3) where required to do so by other operation of law. Visitors should be aware that information collected through this website may be subject to examination and inspection, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.

Voluntary Information

In order to request information and materials, register or sign up for e-newsletters, or provide comments and suggestions, we collect your contact information for the express purpose of fulfillment of the requested services. At any time, you may opt-out of any communications or services.

If you choose to register or enroll in Georgia Piedmont Technical College courses through the website, we will request information from you including your name, address, telephone number, email address, social security number and/or your student number. Personal information that you provide via email or through other online means will be used only for purposes necessary to serve your needs. The service may involve redirecting your inquiry, information or comment to another person or department better suited to meeting your needs.

Involuntary Information

Georgia Piedmont Technical College can use your IP address to compile site statistics for this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions. Georgia Piedmont Technical College will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to Georgia Piedmont Technical College with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so may provide information that is relevant to or necessary as part of an investigation concerning the violation of a law or College policy. Georgia Piedmont Technical College may also collect information regarding the type of browser and operating system used to access this site along with the internet address from which linked to the Georgia Piedmont Technical College site as well as links followed to other sites from the Georgia Piedmont Technical College site. We can continue to improve the Georgia Piedmont Technical College web site if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often.

Policy Changes

Revisions to this privacy statement will be posted to this location so that you will know the type of information we collect and how that information is used.

If you have comments or questions regarding privacy at, please contact us via e-mail