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Fort Hays Hays State University (FHSU) has adopted this policy in compliance with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act, Sec 16CFR Part 314). This policy will be reviewed and adjusted as necessary, at least on an annual basis. The FHSU Internal Compliance Coordinator will report to the Vice President of Administration and Finance in written form at least annually or more frequently if material events warrant.
Providing Safeguarding Policy Notices
FHSU will provide safeguarding student information policy notices as required by the GLB Act. Students will be sent initial safeguarding student information policy notices to their permanent addresses. Thereafter, students will be sent safeguarding student information policy notices at least annually. New students will receive safeguarding student information policy notices at the time of application or approval of services. Safeguarding student information policy notices will be provided in a form that the student may access at a later time.
Collection of Student Information
FHSU collects information about students in many ways. Information is provided by students to FHSU on admission applications, financial aid applications, and through a variety of other forms and services. FHSU also receives information when processing student transactions such as clearing checks, ACH transfers, debit transactions, and more. Students also provide information in response to questions posed by FHSU or in their correspondence to FHSU. All nonpublic personal information collected is subject to the confidentiality provisions of this policy.
Confidentiality and Security of Student Information
FHSU will undertake reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality and security of student information. Physical security of documents, restricted access to information, and proper handling of information form the basis of FHSU's procedures.
Application to Former Students
FHSU's disclosure policies are applied to former students in the same manner as they are to current students.
NPI collected by FHSU
FHSU collects only nonpublic personal information that is needed for the transaction or service a student requests. FHSU may collect this information from the following sources:
Types of NPI FHSU Discloses and to Whom FHSU Discloses NPI
Although FHSU does not generally disclose a student's nonpublic personal information to outside parties, we may disclose any of the nonpublic personal information we collect under the following circumstances:
FHSU prohibits its employees from obtaining, attempting to obtain, or causing to be disclosed, student financial information relative to another person by use of false or fraudulent practices. These practices include:
Inquiries made to FHSU shall require the verification of the identity of the requesting party, a determination of the reasons information is being requested, and a determination of the authorization of the student to disclose the information. Authorization by the student may include the issuance of a check, an application for credit, and express authorization for verification, or other means that may be deemed reasonable
Applicable employees are trained to respect students' privacy through compliance with FHSU's policies and procedures. Failure to comply will subject employees to disciplinary action.
FHSU is committed to ensure the confidentiality of student's online transactions. FHSU banking products incorporate designed-in security features for safeguarding student accounts and the information students transmit to FHSU during a session. FHSU's detailed security features can be viewed on-line at www.fhsu.edu/policies/.
Approved by President's Cabinet (06-04-03).
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