Student Privacy

Pensacola State College (PSC) is committed to protecting the privacy of its distance learning students. Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, a distance learning student’s academic files at PSC will not be released to any third party without the written consent of the student. All state and federal laws and regulations, and PSC regulations and policies concerning the privacy of student records shall apply with equal force and effect to distance learning student records.

PSC secures student information from unauthorized access via personally identifiable information on computer servers in a controlled environment protected from unauthorized access. These measures include Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software during the transmission of information which encrypts this data. Recorded materials involving distance learning students are securely maintained and may only be used or disclosed in accordance with the PSC Privacy Policies.

All students enrolled in PSC’s distance learning courses receive an individual secure login name and password to the learning management system. Students are responsible for keeping their student number secret and confidential, and for notifying the College if they believe their student number has been stolen or compromised. Access to distance learning courses is granted to properly enrolled students only.

Please note that content and tools used in conjunction with the PSC learning management system may install additional cookies on a student’s computer. This third party content may include cookies from the content issuer. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. PSC has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. PSC suggests students review the privacy and security policies of the company websites for each link when applicable.

Distance learning students who have Javascript enabled may be tracked using Google Analytics. Pensacola State College has elected not to share analytics data with other Google products or anonymously with Google and others.  For more information on Google’s privacy policies please visit