This is the University of West Florida’s (UWF) Office of the Registrar’s privacy and legal notice for compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“EU GDPR”). For more information regarding the EU GDPR, please review: https://www.eugdpr.org/, UWF’s EU GDPR Privacy Notice at https://uwf.edu/media/university-of-west-florida/offices/general-counsel/pdf/UWF-EU-GDPR-Privacy-Notice.pdf and https://uwf.edu/go/legal-and-consumer-info/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/
UWF is an institute of higher education involved in education, research, and community development. In order for UWF to enroll students in courses, issue grades, award degrees, and conduct other services related to enrollment and graduation, it must collect, use and process this personal data.
The lawful basis for the collection and processing of personal data by UWF’s Office of the Registrar falls under the following categories:
In order for UWF’s Office of the Registrar to provide the enrollment services for student education as listed above, it needs to collect the following categories of personal data:
The personal data collected by UWF’s Office of the Registrar may be shared with University offices and academic departments for the purpose of academic planning, financial aid processing and student billing, scholarship awarding, visa processing and enrollment reporting/verification more specifically as follows:
UWF Student ID
Academic Units on Campus
To support academic advising and to allow administrative staff and faculty within the academic units access to information they need to assist students make progress toward graduation.
Other enrollment service units on campus
To support the Admissions Offices, the Financial Aid Office, and other offices that assist students through the process of admission, being awarded financial aid, and continuing enrollment
Housing, Controller, Student Affairs, Disability Services, Nautilus Card, Library and Information Center, ITS
To provide the information needed for students to live in campus housing, pay tuition and fees, be supported by the Dean of Students Office, be supported under ADA for their disabilities, be supported in the classroom through coordination with facilities, receive health care on campus, be issued a student ID card for access to campus facilities, to access the Recreation Center, to utilize resources in the Library and ITS (Information Technology Services)
|Florida Board of Governors||Mandatory reporting for performance based funding and statuatory requirements|
National Student Clearinghouse
Enrollment and degree verifications, loan deferment
Academic advising, data analytics
NCAA Compliance Assistant
NCAA compliance requirements
Online delivery or hybrid options for course offerings
Online training modules for compliance and workers
Billing portal for tuition and fees
Employee and student involvement with organizations
Online academic program recruitment and delivery
The Learning House
Online academic program recruitment and delivery
Third party contractors who provide services to students in relation to transcript orders and diplomas
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides that “Directory Information” is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory Information is considered public information, but the categories of information that comprise Directory Information also comprise “personal data” under the EU GDPR. Please review UWF’s definition of Directory Information in UWF Regulation 3.017, “Student Educational Records,” for further information, including how to prohibit the release of Directory Information.
If you have specific questions regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please contact Matthew Packard, UWF Data Protection Officer, Office of Compliance and Ethics at firstname.lastname@example.org
If a data subject refuses to provide personal data that is required by UWF in connection with one of UWF’s lawful bases to collect such personal data, such refusal may make it impossible for UWF to provide education, employment, research or other requested services.
UWF receives personal data and special categories of sensitive personal data from multiple sources. Most often, UWF gets this data directly from the data subject or under the direction of the data subject who has provided it to a third party (for example, application for undergraduate admission to UWF through use of the Common App). For any student who is submitting the application for readmission from an EU location, a consent form will also be required.
Individual data subjects covered by the EU GDPR will be afforded the following rights at UWF:
Note: Exercising of these rights is a guarantee to be afforded a process and not the guarantee of an outcome.
Any data subject who wishes to exercise any of the above-mentioned rights may do so by filling such request with Matthew Packard, UWF Data Protection Officer, Office of Compliance and Ethics at email@example.com
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As a state university, UWF is subject to the provisions of the Florida Public Records Law, as outlined in Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. Except those records that are exempt from disclosure under the Florida Public Records Law, the law provides that all citizens are entitled to view the records of state agencies on request and to make copies for a fee. For more information on UWF’s obligations under the Florida Public Records Law, please see UWF Policy GC-01.04-05/18.
Please be informed that:
UWF keeps the data it collects for the time periods specified in UWF Policy FIN 03.02-02.14, Records Management, as required under Florida Law.
***DISCLAIMER: The University of West Florida’s Office of the Registrar may make amendments to this notice from time to time without prior notice by posting the revised notice to this site. The most recent version will be the most recent date in the History provided below.
History: November 2018.