Site Policies

Website Accessibility Policy

Lamar State College Port Arthur's website exists in a form that is accessible to a broad range of access devices.

This site has been engineered using the recommendations of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. ​Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make Web content more usable to users in general.

To improve the accessibility of our Web site, we test any major redesign with screen readers and other tools. The results of these reviews are incorporated into the Web site. We currently use various tools for site validation, and it is our goal to achieve WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance and compliance with the criteria established by the state (TAC 206 & TAC 213). 

More information on WCAG 2.0 standards can be found at the following sites:

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our websites interfere with your ability to access the information, please use the following point(s) of contact for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Laurie Marcantel
Disability Services Coordinator
Voice: 409-984-6241
TDD: 409-984-6242
FAX: 409-984-6056

Lamar State College Port Arthur is open to suggestions on how the accessibility of this website can be improved. Please contact the EIR Accessibility Coordinator to offer suggestions or comments.

Susan Cook
EIR Accessibility Coordinator
Director of IT Risk, Compliance, and Project Management
Voice: 409-984-6146

 Website Linking Notice

Linking to an LSCPA Website

Advance permission to link to LSCPA websites is not required as long as that linking does not infringe on the rights of the content owner or LSCPA. LSCPA reserves the right to change the URL and content of its subpages at any time without notice.

Some information on LSCPA’s websites may be protected by trademark and copyright laws and otherwise protected as intellectual property. Protected intellectual property must be used in accordance with state and federal laws and must reflect the proper ownership of the intellectual property.

LSCPA’s trade and/or service names and marks are protected by law and may not be used without the written consent. Therefore, do not capture our pages within your frames or otherwise present our content as your own.

Do not link to individual graphics or tables within our pages, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on our servers. Such an action may be considered an inappropriate use of state resources.

Any link to our sites should be a full forward link that tales the client browser to our site unencumbered. The back button should return the visitor to the original site if the visitor wishes to back out.

Links to External Sites

LSCPA provides links to sites that are appropriate to our mission and goals and as a convenience to our site visitors.

Linking to an external website does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of the site. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only. LSCPA reserves the right to remove links to external sites if they are inaccurate, inactive, or inappropriate.

LSCPA does not enter into reciprocal link agreements although we provide links to sites that are appropriate to our mission and goals. Our creation of a link to a site does not obligate that site’s owner to provide a link back to LSCPA.

Upon leaving a LSCPA website and linking to an external site, the policies governing the LSCPA website no longer apply and users are subject to the external site's policies. If you discover an error or otherwise wish to comment on the content of a linked site, you should contact the owner of the site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this policy, the practices of this site, or dealings with this website, you can contact us by email or by mail at:

Information Technology Services
Lamar State College Port Arthur
P.O. Box 310
Port Arthur, TX 77641

Website Privacy Policy

Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) is committed to protecting your personal privacy. We treat your privacy as we do our own.

This Privacy Statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our website, The statement outlines the information we may collect, how we protect it, and how we may use that information.

1. Collection of Information

While using our web pages, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. We may collect general information from you that does not identify you personally. This may include data such as your IP address, the name of the web page from which you entered our site, and which of our web pages you visited and for how long, as well as other general behavioral data. We aggregate this information to help us better focus on the needs and interests of our visitors and improve the overall functionality of our website.

As you use our website, we will not collect any personal information including your name, street address, email address, and telephone number, unless you provide the information to us voluntarily.

2. Cookies

When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a cookie. A "cookie" is a small file containing information that is placed on a user’s computer by a web server.

Cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any of your personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features and content of our website.

Any information that LSCPA web servers may store in cookies is used for internal purposes only. Cookie data is not used in any way that would disclose personally identifiable information to outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

3. Third-Party Content

We may utilize third party services to better provide you with information, but likewise, will never collect personally identifiable information or transfer it to these companies.

4. Logs and Network Monitoring

LSCPA maintains log files of all access to its site and also monitors network traffic for the purposes of site management. This information is used to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks. Log analysis tools are also used to create summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, to identify system problem areas, or to help determine technical requirements.

Information such as the following is collected in these files:

    • IP address: the IP address of the computer requesting access to the site
    • User-Agent: the type of browser, its version, and the operating system of the computer requesting access (e.g., IE 11 for Windows, Safari/Firefox for MacOS)
    • Referer: the web page the user came from
    • System date: the date and time on the server at the time of access
    • Full request: the exact request the user made
    • Status: the status code the server returned, e.g., fulfilled request, file not found
    • Content length: the size, in bytes, of the file sent to the user
    • Method: the request method used by the browser (e.g., post, get)
    • Universal Resource Identifier (URI): the location of the particular resource requested. (More commonly known as a URL.)
    • Query string of the URI: anything after a question mark in a URI. For example, if a keyword search has been requested, the search word will appear in the query string.
    • Protocol: the technical protocol and version used, i.e., http 1.1, ftp, etc.

The above information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

5. Email and Form Information

If a member of the general public sends LSCPA an email message or fills out a web-based form with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, that information will only be used to respond to the request and analyze trends. The message may be redirected to another person or office that is better able to answer your question. Such information is not used in any way that would reveal personally identifying information to outside parties unless legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

6. Links

This site contains links to other sites. LSCPA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

7. Use and Sharing of Information

When you do provide us with personal data, we may use that information to contact you or provide you with information about a LSCPA service, event, or news.

We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as required by law. LSCPA is a public institution, some information collected from our website, server log information, emails, and web-based forms, may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act (TGC 552).

8. Your Consent to This Privacy Statement

By using our website, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Statement as posted in this area of the web site. If you do not agree with any term in this Statement, please do not provide any personal information on this site. If you do not provide personal information on this site, you may not be able to do certain things like access particular areas of the site, request certain types of information, or send us email.

9. Our Commitment to Security

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Safeguards include restricted access to computer systems, firewalls, encryption, and secure authentication methods. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

10. Changes to this Statement

We may occasionally decide to change our privacy statement, especially as new features are added to our website. If there are changes to this statement, we will post those changes here so you are always aware of what information we collect, and how we use it.

11. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or dealings with this website, you can contact us by email or by mail at:

Information Technology Services
Lamar State College Port Arthur
P.O. Box 310
Port Arthur, TX 77641