Every effort will be made by Illinois College to protect the privacy of all individuals in the College community. With the exception of personal information that must be or can be shared as a matter of law, the College has established processes that strive to ensure the privacy of Illinois College students, employees, alumni and donors. The College community should be aware of provisions of the United States of America Patriot Act that requires the College to make such information as business records, stored voicemail and Internet use available to federal agents at their request. Providing assistance to any groups designated by the federal government as terrorist organizations is strictly prohibited by the Patriot Act. Furthermore, the College is usually barred from telling anyone that information requested under provisions of the Patriot Act has been made available to federal agents.