UW Oshkosh Privacy Notice
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to respecting your privacy.
- informing individuals about our practices
- protecting all collected information personal data
- using personal data appropriately and responsibly in our work with third parties
In this notice, “personal data” is defined as any recorded information that is about you and from which you can be identified. It does not include data where your identity has been removed—anonymous data. Personal data “processing” refers to anything that we do with that information—including collection, use, storage, disclosure, deletion or retention.
Types of Personal Data
We collect personal data from you directly through processes and from third party entities. We generally collect and use the following categories of data for different groups of people an an institutional level:
- Prospective students: to facilitate admission and provide higher education services, we collect personal and family information related to the application and financial aid process, including supporting documentation, identification and contact information; education history, demographic information (e.g., race, gender, and age) as volunteered, testing history, personal information and history, employment history, and payment information.
- Students: to register, administer financial aid, provide housing, track academic progress, and provide academic advising and other services, we use information submitted as prospective students, information related to academic record and performance, subscription data for online courses, and video images recorded by our video security system for the purposes of ensuring physical security and to protect university property.
- Faculty and staff: to administer an employment relationship with the university, we collect identification, contact information, biographic information, employment and education history, payment and tax information, family and health information related to benefits, and information related to performance at work.
- Alumni: to manage their relationship and engagement with the university, we collect identification, contact information, and donor information.
- Website visitors: to compile aggregate data about site traffic and interactions so that we can offer better site experiences, we collect contact information, IP address, browser type, internet service provider, pages visited, operating system, date and time of visit, location information, and other information collected through cookies.
- Campus visitors: to facilitate their visit, we collect contact information, payment information, and video images recorded by our video security system for the purposes of ensuring physical security and to protect university property.
- Participants in conferences and other campus events: to register, track payment and participation, we collect identification, contact information, payment information, and possibly data related to health for accommodation.
- Wired/Wireless network users: To assist in security incident investigations, we compile data about Internet access and Internet interactions, we collect contact information, IP address, MAC address, browser type, domains visited, operating system, date and time of visit, location information.
We occasionally process other types of personal information for various legitimate and specific purposes. When these situations occur, we endeavor to inform the data subjects of such occasional processing activities.
How We Secure Your Information
UW Oshkosh recognizes the importance of maintaining the security of the information we collect and maintain. We strive to ensure reasonable security measures are in place, including physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect your personal information.
How We Use Your Data
We use the personal data we collect to facilitate the operation and educational activities of the University. We only use the personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, unless we reasonably consider that it is needed for another related reason that is compatible with the original purpose.
Sharing Your Data with Third Parties
We may share your data with third parties who contract with the university to help administer our operations. All of our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes. We permit them to process your data only for specified purposes in accordance with our instructions.
We may also share your personal data with third parties to comply with any legal obligation, administer a contract you have with the university, and/or assist university-affiliated programs regarding contacting you about goods, services, charitable giving, or experiences that may be of personal interest.
Other circumstances where we may need to share your personal data with third parties include where we have your consent to do so or when it is necessary to protect the health and safety of you or others.
Where your data is shared with third parties, we will seek to share only the necessary pertinent information.
Privacy Notice Changes
This privacy notice may be updated from time to time. We will post the date our notice was last updated here: Last Revision Date — January 3, 2022
If you have any questions about our practices around the use of personal information, contact the IT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org