ORCA PRIVACY POLICY

The Career Development Center (CDC) at Buffalo State College is committed to maintaining privacy practices regarding electronic personal information for all of our users. ORCA is the CDC's online system for services such as job and internship postings, resume referral, event listings and sign-up, reference file look-up, and Career Search. The CDC contracts with NACElink Network and Symplicity to provide these services to Buffalo State College students, alumni, and employers; and all user data in ORCA is stored on NACElink secure servers.

NACElink is an alliance of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit professional organization for career centers and employers; the Direct Employers Association, a non-profit association of national employers; and Symplicity Corporation, a technology provider of web-based tools and software solutions. In addition to the CDCís privacy policy, please review the general NACElink privacy policy (http://www.nacelink.com/nl_privacy_policy.php). Buffalo State College's CDC is using the Career Services Manager Modular Edition or CSM ME.



STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

ORCA is an online service provided for currently enrolled students and alumni of Buffalo State College. Current contact information (i.e., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and educational information (i.e., major(s), degree, graduation month and year) are uploaded from Banner each semester for currently enrolled students.

As a user of ORCA, you agree to:

  • Maintain current, accurate, and truthful information in your user profile and all documents stored in ORCA.
  • Protect and maintain your username (your Buffalo State College Banner ID) and password.
  • Use ORCA within the standards of the policies regarding computer use at Buffalo State College (http://www.buffalostate.edu/privacypolicy.xml).
Failure to comply with the above terms of use may result in the suspension or termination of your ORCA account.

Through ORCA, students and alumni can view internships and jobs, create search agents to have opportunities e-mailed, search for employers, upload resumes and cover letters to apply online, participate in resume referral, sign up for CDC events, check references, and access Career Search. The information in a candidateís profile is used by the CDC for advising, promoting programs and services, and notifying candidates of opportunities. Personally identifiable information is not released to third parties.

Candidates should contact the CDC if they have any concerns about the use of their information, if they want to view, correct or change their information, or if they wish to have their account deleted.

Jobs posted directly on the NACElink/Symplicity system are not screened by NACE, Symplicity or Direct Employers. The CDC staff makes every attempt to ensure that only bona fide employers are granted access to ORCA. The CDC staff also reviews all job/internship postings; however, site users are urged to research thoroughly any job/internship postings and to use caution and common sense when applying. If a candidate encounters any employer issues, they should be reported immediately to the CDC staff at askcdc@buffalostate.edu or 716-878-5811.



ORGANIZATIONS/EMPLOYERS

It is the policy of Buffalo State College to provide an employment and educational environment free from invidious discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran's status. It shall be a violation of this policy for any agent, student or employee of Buffalo State College to discriminate on the baseis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran's status against any individual with respect to the terms of employment, education or benefits of any program or activity at Buffalo State College, nor does it as a matter of policy do business with employers who do so discriminate. Buffalo State College reserves the right to edit job and internship postings without notice to comply with legal guidelines.

By participating in any of our services or events, you agree that your organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will comply with Buffalo State College policies. Failure to comply could lead to removal of services.



ADDITIONAL PRIVACY, SECURITY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY TERMS:

Updating and Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses: NACElink/Symplicity allows participants to change or correct personal information at any time. To do so, participants simply login to their account, go to their profile and locate options for editing the information. NACE collects IP addresses from all participants of the site, and collects and monitors other data and information about the activities of participants on the site collectively. This data is used anonymously and in the aggregate.

Cookies: Cookies, which are small text files recorded in a userís hard drive, are employed by thousands of sites to enhance usersí web viewing experience. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a userís hard drive. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a userís computer. Cookies allow sites to remember users across pages of a site and across multiple visits to a site. When users access NACElink/Symplicity, it will set a cookie while they are on the site. Once users log out of the site or close their browser window, the cookies are deleted.

Security: NACE takes precautions to protect the userís information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. In addition, the job seeker and employer data is password protected, so only the user can access this information. All personally identifiable information collected by NACE is stored in limited-access servers. NACElink/Symplicity uses firewalls and has technical, administrative, and physical security measures and safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under NACEís control.

Confidentiality: Both the Buffalo State College Career Development Center and NACElink/Symplicity are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all information stored within ORCA and will not sell, transmit, or disclose in any capacity this information to any other organization or entity.




Career Development Center --- CLEV - 306
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-5811
askorca@buffalostate.edu