Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to SPC
一道本不卡免费高清 Thank you for visiting the St. Petersburg College website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. We will always endeavor to protect the information that you choose to provide to us. There are several types of information that may be collected during your visit to our website, including but not limited to, website analytics and remarketing to improve service, data collection to facilitate your session and identify you to the site, and information you choose to share with SPC by sending a message or filling out an electronic form with personal information.

Website tracking
This site uses *, a web analytics tool that helps us analyze how visitors use the St. Petersburg College website. When you visit our website, a cookie is generated that recognizes the date, time, wefbsite pages accessed, and the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our website. We do this so that we can improve the content of our website. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.

SPC uses remarketing, a method of showing text, video or display advertising to people who have previously visited our website. These ads are managed by third-party vendors, like Google, to show you ads on sites across the Internet. Third-party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

Opting out
Information about how your visitors can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting . Alternatively, you can point your visitors to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the .

Information you share with SPC
一道本不卡免费高清If you choose to share any personally identifiable information (personal data) with us--by sending us a message or filling out an electronic form with personal information -- we will use the information only for the purposes you authorized. Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Florida's archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to third parties or other government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law. If you have provided consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time.

一道本不卡免费高清Further, you may have the right to request a copy of personal data retained in accordance with applicable law, including, but not limited to, the provisions of the EU (European Union) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you have other questions about our privacy policies, or have ideas about improving our policies, please feel free to contact us at 727-341-4772.

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Social Security Number Usage

In compliance with Florida Statute 119.071(5), this document serves to notify you of the purpose for the collection, release and usage of your Social Security Number (SSN).

一道本不卡免费高清Pursuant to Florida Statute, 119.971(5)(a)2.a., St. Petersburg College collects and uses your SSN only for the following purposes in performance of the college's duties and responsibilities, including compliance with federal and state statutes related to employment, financial and academic assistance, inter-institutional articulation or transfer, and for actions imperative to the performance of St. Petersburg College's duties and responsibilities as prescribed by law.

To protect your identity, St. Petersburg College will secure your SSN from unauthorized access; strictly prohibit the release of your SSN to unauthorized parties contrary to state and federal law; and assign you a unique student/employee identification number. This ID number is used for associated employment and educational purposes at St. Petersburg College, except as set out below.

Human Resources/Employees
Your SSN is used for completing and processing the following:

  • Federal I-9 (Department of Homeland Security)
  • E-Verify (federal contracts)
  • Federal W4, W2, 1099 (Internal Revenue Service)
  • Federal Social Security taxes (FICA)
  • Distributing Federal W2 (Internal Revenue Service)
  • Unemployment Reports (Fla. Dept. of Revenue)
  • Florida Retirement Contribution reports (Fla. Dept. of Revenue)
  • Workers Comp Claims (FCCRMC and Dept. of Labor)
  • 403b contribution reports
  • Group health, life and dental coverage enrollment
  • Designation of assignment and beneficiary forms
  • Student employment work assignments
  • Background checks
  • Direct deposit files
  • Adjunct position forms

Providing your Social Security card is a condition of employment at St. Petersburg College.

一道本不卡免费高清 A student Social Security Number may be used for the following:

Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit and other tax benefits for education require that all postsecondary institutions report student SSNs to the Internal Revenue Service. This IRS requirement makes it necessary for community colleges to collect the SSN of every student. A student may refuse to disclose his or her SSN to the College for this purpose, but the IRS is then authorized to fine the student $50 pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, Section 25A. To avoid potential fines, please complete this form, W-9S, and return it to your home campus business office or fax it to 727-341-3038. In addition to the federal reporting requirements, the public school system in Florida uses SSN's as a student identifier (1008.386, F.S.). In a seamless K-20 system, it is beneficial for postsecondary institutions to have access to the same information for purposes of tracking and assisting students in the smooth transition from one education level to the next. While the collection and use of Social Security Numbers may be authorized, a student is not required to provide his or her Social Security Number as a condition of enrollment or graduation.

Non-credit programs may use your Social Security Number for the purpose of reporting to the state to facilitate the process of certification and license renewal, and for reporting non-credit course and in-service training information as required by state law.

Financial Aid
A student's SSN is required for the following financial aid purposes: The U.S. Department of Education's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) requires applicants to report their SSN for all federal financial aid programs as a student identifier for processing and reporting [34 CFR 668.16]. In addition to its use by USDOE as a student identifier, the SSN is required for the Department of Homeland Security to investigate citizenship status [34 CFR 668.32, 33], for the federal Work Study Program [34 CFR 668.36], and for all loan applications for use by the lender/servicer/guarantor.

St. Petersburg College collects a student's SSN on certain institutional scholarship applications for student files and federal and state audit/reporting purposes.

If you are a recipient of a State of Florida grant or scholarship such as the Florida Student Assistance Grant [1009.40 FS], Florida Work Experience [1009.77 FS] or Bright Futures[1009.53 FS], the Florida Department of Education will require the SSN on its grant/scholarship disbursement website and for reporting purposes.

Outreach Programs
The College Reach-Out Programs are youth outreach (intervention) projects funded by discretionary grants from the U.S. or Florida Departments of Education. To verify a participant's project eligibility, Social Security Numbers are required when submitting information for the Annual Performance Reports due to the U.S. or Florida Departments of Education.

Workforce Programs
These programs, funded through the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) use your SSN as an identifier for program enrollment and completion. Also, it is used for entering placement information into either the OSMIS or the Employ Florida Marketplace statewide data collection and reporting system. Because these are performance-based contract programs, AWI requires all participants and their program-related activities be recorded in the Florida state system.

Waiver of Tuition for State Employees
The State of Florida Department of Financial Services requires the listing of social security number in order to verify eligibility for tuition waiver. [110.1099 FS]

The College collects contractor SSN information in order to file the required information returns with the IRS, as required by federal law. [Internal Revenue Code 1609]

Review complete statutory requirements for:

Crime Reports