UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
This policy identifies the practices and requirements for faculty, staff, students and other university constituents in regards to the security of the university's information resources.
The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.
The Division of Technology Services is responsible for the administration of this policy.
Request an exception to this policy by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is committed to safeguarding all personally identifiable information we obtain about our students, staff, other constituents and visitors, whether internal or external. The only personally identifiable information the university collects via electronic mail, administrative systems or the campus web site, including those web sites currently being maintained by third-party, trusted providers is that which is voluntarily provided by our constituents and visitors. Tracking information is collected and analyzed so that we may improve our service offerings to our users. This tracking information is kept confidential to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will share personally identifiable information about its students, per FERPA standards and definitions, to entities external to the UW System only when:
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls maintains both paper records and computer information systems to carry out its educational mission. Federal and State laws and regulations govern access to these records. The university establishes local policies and procedures to ensure compliance with these laws and regulations and to protect the integrity of university records and the privacy of individuals. The following policy statements are applicable to all areas of the university and must be observed by all persons dealing with such information, including all university employees and students, as well as other individuals or entities that share university information for business purposes.
Data contained in the university's information systems are the property of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and represent official university records. Exceptions to this policy are: faculty developed curricular material, student developed curricular material, certain licensed information such as electronic journal subscriptions and personal data or personal information that may be temporarily stored on a university owned electronic device. Questions regarding exemptions should be discussed with the university legal counsel.
Users who accept access to university data, regardless of the medium, also accept responsibility for adhering to certain principles regarding the use and protection of that data. These principles are:
Safeguarding of university information systems and data shall be the responsibility of each faculty, staff or student with knowledge of the system or data. Specific responsibilities are as follows:
This policy was developed in order to be compliant with: The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; The Federal Trade Commission's Safeguard Rule; and The requirements of the University of Wisconsin System Legal Office.
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