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Privacy Statement


Thank you for visiting the Sinclair Community College Website and reviewing our privacy statement. Sinclair Community College does not collect personal information about visitors to our Website unless you choose to provide that information to us. Sinclair Community College does not sell, exchange or release information gathered from your visit to our web site to parties outside the college without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our Website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our Website
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this Website


In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the college's Website, but you may not be able to take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.

YouTube Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Sinclair uses YouTube's API Client and YouTube API Services for displaying video banners and video playlists on it's website. No authorized data or personal information is collected, stored, or shared to any external or third parties by Sinclair, beyond aggregated information on how many times videos are viewed and any social media engagement visitors choose to engage in themselves. Aggregated information is only used internally by Sinclair for determining what video content is in demand and making design improvements to video players.

By using Sinclair's website and video players, you agree to the terms of service. Visitors can view YouTube's Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy for more information.

If You Send Us Personal Information

The Sinclair Community College Website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about college activities, programs, membership and development opportunities and special events that may interest you.

Sinclair Community College will only share information about you to other parties when one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • We have your consent to share the information.
  • We need to share your information to provide the service or product you requested.
  • We need to send your information to companies who work on behalf of Sinclair Community College to provide a service or product to you.
  • We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or any other legal process.
  • We find it necessary to protect and defend the legal rights and/or property of Sinclair Community College.

Student directory information may be released without the student’s written consent. Directory information includes: name, address, email address, I.D., photo, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in Sinclair activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance at Sinclair, degrees, certificates and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended. If you do not want your directory information released, you must complete a form requesting it not be released and file the form with the Director of Registration and Student Records.


Within the our website there are links to non-Sinclair Websites. When you link to third party Websites, you leave our Website and no longer will be subject to our privacy policy. Sinclair community is not responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of non-Sinclair websites, and such link is not intended to be an endorsement of the non-Sinclair website or its content.

Information Security

Learn more about how Sinclair protects information.


Sinclair Community College is a large organization with many people sharing responsibility for the content of our Website. Please help us respond to your comments and inquiries by sending them to the appropriate Sinclair Department. Consult our Contact Sinclair webpage to help you determine where to send your inquiry. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at

European Union General Data Protection Regulation ("EU GDPR") Privacy Notice


The EU GDPR provides broad privacy protections to individuals physically located in the European Economic Area ("data subject(s)"). Under certain circumstances, the EU GDPR may apply to Sinclair Community College's activities in the European Economic Area, for example, when a student attends a semester- long study abroad program in the European Economic Area. When subject to the EU GDPR, Sinclair Community College must comply with the regulation's core privacy principles, which principles provide that personal data shall be:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  • Collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • Limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed; Accurate and kept up to date;
  • Retained only as long as necessary; and
  • Secure.

Personal data is defined very broadly under the EU GDPR, and consists of any information relating to an identified or identifiable person and includes a person's name, identification number, location data, online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, psychological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.

Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data

When subject to the EU GDPR, Sinclair Community College must have a lawful basis to process a data subject's personal data. Although there will be some instances where the processing of personal data will be pursuant to other lawful bases (e.g. processing necessary to protect the vital interests or safety of a data subject, processing related to legal action involving the college, etc.), Sinclair Community College will likely process personal data relying on one or more of the following lawful bases:

  • Processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Sinclair Community College or by a third party;
  • Processing for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
  • Processing for compliance with a legal obligation to which Sinclair Community College is subject; and
  • Processing pursuant to the consent of a data subject for one or more specific purposes.
Types of Personal Data Processed

In order for the college to achieve its core mission, it is essential and necessary for Sinclair Community College to process personal data of its students, employees, applicants, research subjects, alumni, and others involved in the college's educational, research, and community programs. Sinclair Community College processes personal information for various lawful reasons, including, without limitation, academic admissions and enrollment; student registration; residence life; delivery of classroom, on-line, and study abroad education programs; administration and oversight of recreation programs, student organizations, and other various student affairs activities; distribution of grades, materials, and other communications by and among students, faculty, and staff; employment; applied research; program development and analysis; job hiring and employment; provision of medical services or health insurance; engagement with the community at-large; compliance with its internal policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local laws; and records retention. Personal data processed by the college typically includes name, address, email, phone number, transcripts, work history, financial information, information for payroll, research subject information, medical and health information (for admissions, student health services, travel, etc.), and donations. If you have specific questions regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please contact us via If a data subject refuses to provide personal data that is required by Sinclair Community College in connection with one of Sinclair Community College's lawful bases to collect such personal data, such refusal may make it impossible for Sinclair Community College to provide education, employment, research, or other requested services.

Where Sinclair Community College gets Personal Data

Sinclair Community College receives personal data from multiple sources, most often directly from the data subject or under the direction of the data subject who has provided it to a third party (e.g., application for financial aid to Sinclair Community College through submitting a Dept. of Education FAFSA).

Individual Rights of the Data Subject under the EU GDPR

Subject to all other applicable laws and regulations, including all laws of the United States of America and the State of Ohio (USA), data subjects have following rights under the EU GDPR:

  • To access the personal data we maintain about you;
  • To be provided with information about how we process your personal data;
  • To correct or modify your personal data;
  • To have your personal data deleted;
  • To object to or restrict how we process your personal data;
  • To request your personal data to be transferred to a third party; and
  • To file a complaint.

To exercise the above rights, data subjects should contact us via Sinclair Community College will consider and process a data subject's request within a reasonable period of time. Please be aware that under certain circumstances, the EU GDPR or other applicable law may limit a data subject's exercise of the above rights.

Security of Personal Data subject to the EU GDPR

Sinclair Community College will comply with all of its published data protection polices in the processing of a data subject's personal data.


Mobile Terms and Conditions

Text messaging, also known as SMS, is one of the methods Sinclair College uses to communicate with prospective and existing students. Authorized college officials can relay information about admissions and academic requirements or deadlines, cancellations, closures, registration information, financial aid, and other matters that are time sensitive and necessary for student success. 

Additionally, individual faculty, staff, advisors, or other employees may participate in text messaging with students or groups for college-related communication.


Text START to (937) 982-5888 to receive text messages from Sinclair Admissions. Message and data rates may apply.



You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text STOP to (937) 982-5888. After you send the SMS message "STOP" to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from Sinclair Admissions. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time, or reply START to the last message you received, and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

No purchase is required to receive text messages from Sinclair, and we do not charge to receive them. However, standard message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. Please note that cell phone carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.

Text messaging originator opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third parties unless required by law.