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Privacy and Terms

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Collection of Information

Information about your use of this web site is collected using server access logs and a tracking cookie. The collected information consists of the following:

  • The IP address from which you access the web site;
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • The addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site.

Part of this information is gathered using a tracking cookie set by the Google Analytics service and handled by Google as described in their privacy policy. See your browser documentation for instructions on how to disable the cookie if you prefer not to share this data with Google.

We use the gathered information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to better understand how and when our site is used.

By using this web site, you consent to the collection of this data in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of; race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, gender presentation, national origin, age, disability, family medical history, or genetic information. Further, we vigilantly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

Copyright and File Sharing

We support the right of authors and creators to enjoy the benefits of their work, and as an institution we take copyright law and the legal distribution of copyrighted material very seriously.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office, especially their FAQ's. For KCTCS policy regarding these issues, please see KCTCS Policies. For a list of sources for legal downloading, please see .

Core Values and Ethical Conduct Reporting

KCTCS has a duty to adhere to high ethical standards and principles. All members of the KCTCS community are expected to report potential legal, procedural, and ethical violations. Find out more.

Notification of Compliance with Regulations

Students, parents, employees, and the general public of Owensboro Community & Technical College and the KCTCS system are hereby notified that the college is a Drug-Free Workplace and School, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age religion, or marital status in employment, educational programs or activities as set forth by Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Any person having inquiries concerning OCTC's compliance to these regulations should contact Office of Diversity Programs, acting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Coordinator and Joe Yazvac, acting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, on the Main (MN) campus of Owensboro Community & Technical College, 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303, (270) 686-4400.

Questions about admission should be directed to the OCTC Counseling Center, (270) 686-3792. Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Opportunities are available for non-traditional careers, for veterans and single parents. For more information contact the financial aid office (270) 686-4521. Questions concerning KCTCS or the compliance of federal regulations should be directed to the Human Resource Director of KCTCS, 300 North Main St., Versailles, KY 40383, (859) 256-3100; the Director of Diversity Programs, KCTCS, 300 North Main St., Versailles, KY 40383, (859) 256-3100; or to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Dept of Education, Philadelphia, PA.