UWF OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

EU General Data Protection Regulation Privacy Notice

 

This is the University of West Florida’s (UWF) Office of Undergraduate Admissions’ 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/

Lawful Basis for Collecting and Processing of Personal Data

UWF is an institute of higher education involved in education, research, and community development. In order for UWF to reach out to prospective students and families, review and process applications in order to determine admission to the university, and provide relevant information related to enrollment, 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 Undergraduate Admissions falls under the following categories:

  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by UWF or third parties in providing critical recruitment, admission and financial aid processing, enrollment, and education information for programs provided by UWF.
  • The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her special categories of sensitive personal data for one or more specific purposes.

Types of Personal Data collected and why

In order for UWF’s Office of Undergraduate Admission to recruit prospective students and families, review and process applications in order to determine admission to the university, and provide relevant information related to enrollment, it may collect the following categories of personal data:

  • Name
  • Contact information including, without limitation, email address, physical address, phone number, and other location data
  • Unique personal identifiers and biographical information (e.g. date of birth)
  • Details of your education and/or employment qualifications
  • Information related to visa requirements, permanent resident documentation, copies of passports and other documents to ensure compliance with U.S. laws
  • Information outlined in Florida Statue 1009.21 related to determining residency for tuition purposes in the state of Florida.
  • Information related to the prevention and detection of crime and the safety of employees, students and visitors of UWF
  • Financial information gathered for the purposes of administering fees and charges, and awarding Federal or State loans, grants, and scholarships, etc.
  • Information related to the prevention and detection of crime and the safety of employees, students and visitors of UWF.

The personal data collected by UWF’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions 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 Unit

Purpose

Registrar’s Office

Course Registration and Enrollment Processes

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Awarding of university scholarships, as well as, Federal or State loans, grants, and scholarships

 

 

UWF Academic Units

Outreach for departmental scholarships, advising, and recruitment purposes.

Office of Institutional Research

Mandated reporting for Federal and State purposes

Center for Academic Success

Advising and course enrollment for lower level students

Office of Housing and Residence Life

On Campus Housing programming and registration

Dean of Students Office

Evaluate past or current academic or criminal misconduct 

 

Third-Party Name

Purpose

ZeeMee

Recruitment outreach and application processing information and deadlines

AdmitHub

 

Outreach to admitted students informing them on enrollment processes 

 

 

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 eugdpr@uwf.edu       

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 an admissions decision in order to be able to enroll as a student, education, employment, research or other requested services.

Where UWF gets Personal Data and Special Categories of Sensitive Personal Data

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).

Individual Rights of the Data Subject under the EU GDPR

Individual data subjects covered by the EU GDPR will be afforded the following rights at UWF:

            a)   information about the controller collecting the data

b)   the data protection officer contact information

c)   the purposes and legal basis/legitimate interests of the data collection/processing

d)   recipients of the personal data

e)   if UWF intends to transfer personal data to another country or international organization

f)   the period the personal data will be stored

g)   the existence of the right to access, rectify incorrect data or erase personal data, restrict or object to processing, and the right to data portability

  1. the existence of the right to withdraw consent at any time
  1. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (established in the EU)
  1. why the personal data are required, and possible consequences of the failure to provide the data
  2. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling
  3. if the collected data are going to be further processed for a purpose other than that for which it was collectedAny 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 eugdpr@uwf.edu   
  4. Note: Exercising of these rights is a guarantee to be afforded a process and not the guarantee of an outcome.

Cookies

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Security of Personal Data subject to the EU GDPR

All personal data and special categories of sensitive personal data collected or processed by UWF must comply with the security controls, systems and process requirements and standards of UWF Policy IT-04.01-03, University of West Florida Information Security and Privacy Policy.

Florida Public Records Law

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.

Data Retention

Please be informed that:

 

  1. The period for which your personal data will be stored will be from now until no longer needed for compliance with U.S and Florida laws.
  2. You can withdraw your consent, if granted, at any time and even only orally, but this will not affect the lawfulness of processing your personal data based on your consent before withdrawal.
  3. You have legal rights and remedies against any breach of your personal privacy according to articles 77 to 84 of the EU GDPR.

 

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 Undergraduate Admissions 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.