Your Privacy

American River College (ARC) is committed to respecting your privacy. External users can visit the official ARC website without revealing any personal information. Should you choose to provide us with any personal information, it will only be used by to conduct official college business, and personal information obtained through ARC's website will not be disseminated to any unaffiliated third party, except as required by law.

Information Gathering & Use of Cookies

We use IP addresses (the internet address of your computer) to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our website. For example, we employ statistical software to identify the parts of our website that are most heavily used. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.

Like many other websites, portions of ARC's website may use messages given by web browsers to web servers, commonly known as cookies, which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer system. This element of data is a piece of text, not a program. The site can only access the information from a cookie sent by the website. We cannot access other cookies sent by other websites or the information contained therein. Additionally, we cannot learn your email address or any other information about you through the use of a cookie. The only way ARC would learn such information is if you specifically submit that information.

Overall, the use of cookies helps to give you a customized experience at the website. Through the use of cookies, ARC will know what is working and what is not. That information is then used to keep our website fresh and relevant to you – the user.

You may decline to accept cookies sent by the website by selecting an option on your browser to reject cookies. Other sites linked to the website may also send cookies; however ARC does not control such activities. If you decline a cookie, you may not be viewing the web site in a way in which it was designed to optimally be presented.


All American River College web servers have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure all information we collect online. Encryption is used for the transfer of data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites.


The ARC website includes both official and unofficial pages. Official pages are those sanctioned by ARC; unofficial pages are those not sanctioned by ARC, including, but not limited to staff, faculty, student organizations, and student personal pages. ARC has no control over and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the contents of any unofficial page. The views and opinions expressed on any unofficial page are strictly those of the page author.

You may also encounter links to websites of organizations not directly affiliated with American River College or the Los Rios Community College District. Please be aware thatAmerican River College and the Los Rios Community College District are not responsible for the information practices of external organizations. We recommend you review the privacy policies/statements of each web page that collects personal information.