Algonquin College is committed to security and has a legal obligation to protect
the individual's right to privacy regarding the personal and academic information
in its possession.
What information does Algonquin College require to process on-line registration?
Algonquin College requires the client to provide various “Personal Information”
in order to register for a Continuing Education course. Required personal information
includes: the client’s full name, full mailing address information including town/
city and province/ state information. Algonquin College also requires the client
to enter their Postal/ Zip Code information, telephone number, email address and
date of birth. Algonquin College will also require the client to declare if they
have received a high school diploma, and if they are a Canadian citizen. Algonquin
College has required the client to declare if they are a Senior or a member of the
The client can voluntarily provide the college with an alternate email or additional
contact telephone numbers. Also, in order for the request for registration to be
processed real-time on-line, the client is required to enter a valid credit card
Will Algonquin College disclose personal client information to anyone?
Algonquin College does not sell, release or rent our client information for other
In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Algonquin
College reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement for investigations
requiring access to client personal information provided to Algonquin College.
Will Algonquin College disclose client information to anyone other than Algonquin
Algonquin College has an existing contract with trusted financial companies that
act on our behalf for on-line payment processing. These trusted and known companies
receive only the required information to process on-line transactions and are not
authorized and will not use this information for other purposes.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: Excerpt from College Directive
The College has a legal obligation to protect the individual's right to privacy
regarding the personal and academic information in its possession.
The policy as it relates to confidentiality applied in College Directive AA35 is
based on both the students right to privacy and the College's responsibility for
the judicious use of student data. This policy complies with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Government of Ontario,
The College will regard each student record as a unique and private document, maintained
in a secure, controlled environment. Access to student information held in any medium
(hard copy, computerized database, microfiche) must observe the principles of confidentiality
according to guidelines provided by the Registrar.
The College uses data for record-keeping, reporting and analysis purposes only.
It is updated, corrected, or amended, as appropriate, upon notification and/or documented
request from student, faculty member, Dean, Director, Chair, or Manager as appropriate.
Student record data is maintained live a minimum of one year following the student's
last academic activity, after which time it is purged and archived.
Data on the student's record is available for his/her perusal, under supervision
of the Registrar's Office staff, and is protected by security measures, including
the regulation of access to the Student Information System.
In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, Section 42 (b), Algonquin College
cannot release student information without the written authorization of the student.
Algonquin College can provide students with a form for any student who wishes to
provide information to external parties such as parents, organizations and other
institutions, etc. It would be placed in the student's file once it has been signed.
This authorization would be valid for a period of time commencing from the date
signed and terminating one year after graduation of after discontinuance of studies
at the College.
Other Registration Methods Available to Clients
Algonquin College has created 5 different
Registration Methods for our clients.
How does Algonquin College protect client information captured from the secure web
Algonquin College is using Secure Server IDs to authenticate and identify Algonquin
College servers and to enable Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect all
clients’ personal data transmitted over the Internet. Algonquin College secure servers
will require a client to have a browser with a minimum of 128-bit encryption.
In addition to SSL, Algonquin College secure web site stores all client-related
information within a controlled facility for authorized personnel only, thereby,
further protecting the loss, misuse or access to private client information.
What is Secure Socket Layer (SSL)?
When clients come to a web page that is secured, the browser should display a 'Closed
lock' or other symbol to inform the client that Secure Socket Layer (SSL) has been
enabled. The web site address should also now start with "https://" rather than
the usual "http://".
SSL allows a secure connection between the client’s web browser and the Algonquin
College web server. Algonquin College has purchased a Digital Certificate from VeriSign
to uniquely identify the secure servers for you to feel confident in a secure data
Please go to the following URL for additional security information:
Does Algonquin College use "Cookies"?
Cookies are small files containing information that a Web site uses to track a visit.
A persistent cookie remains on the user's hard drive, while a session cookie is
temporary. ACSIS requires session cookies to complete registration processes, including
CE Registration and other ACSIS functionality.
Please refer to your browser's Help function for further information on controlling
and setting cookies.
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information without notice.
If you have any questions, comments, or require additional information, please contact
the Registrar’s Office at: https://algonquincollege.force.com/myACRegistrarOffice
or by telephone 613-727-0002.