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Privacy Policy

Effective Date May 25, 2018

Staff and faculty with access to student records are legally responsible for protecting the privacy of the student by using information only for legitimate educational reasons to instruct, advise or otherwise assist students.

The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Florida Tech policies allow release of directory information to the public without consent: student name, address, date and place of birth, telephone number, major field of study, e-mail address, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, part-time or full-time status, degrees and awards/honors received, and the most recent educational institution attended.

Students may suppress the release of directory information by completing the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form. Staff will contact the registrar’s office, 321-674-8115, prior to releasing any student information to a third party. These students will be marked “Confidential” in Banner and Web for Faculty (PAWS).
http://www.fit.edu/registrar/documents/doc_mgr/217/Prevent_Disclosure[1].pdf

Students may sign an Authorization for Release of Personally Identifiable Student Information to allow their records to be released to a specific third party. The registrar’s office can tell staff whether a student has signed this release.
http://www.fit.edu/registrar/documents/doc_mgr/217/Auth_Release_5-11.pdf

It is a violation of FERPA to use a social security number from a third party to verify, match or provide data in student records to a third party without the student's written consent.

For further information:

http://www.fit.edu/registrar/registration/release.html



International regulations entitle residents of the European Union (EU) to the following rights with regards to their personal data: right to be informed, right to erasure, right to data portability, right to access, right to rectification, right to restrict processing, right to object, and rights related to automated decision making that conform with the General Data Protection Regulations for the EU, which can found online at; https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en, These rights are recognized by Florida Tech and are administered through Florida Tech’s Data Privacy Officer, privacy@fit.edu.


Our website may contain links to third party websites that we do not control or maintain. The owners of these websites may have information practices that differ from ours. Visitors should consult privacy notices of third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information. We have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, third parties.


If you have questions about our privacy policy, GPDR, or the use and removal of cookies, please contact Florida Tech’s Data Privacy Officer, at privacy@fit.edu or call the 321-674-8100.