The University of Arkansas System eVersity is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. Data is collected and maintained for the purposes of facilitating the processing of student, employee and alumni records. Data is also gathered and analyzed to improve the operations of eVersity and to enhance student success.
eVersity collects non-personally identifiable information to improve our website, make it more accessible, and address our visitors’ needs. This data is automatically collected through the use of “cookies” and other standard web technology and might include recording your computer’s operating system, IP address, web browser and the links followed to enter and leave our website. Visitors are not able to opt out of providing this non-personally identifiable information; however, this information is collected only for eVersity’s internal website development purposes and is not used for marketing solicitations. Any other non-personal information collected through the use of “cookies” may be opted out of by disabling or rejecting “cookies” for our site. Please refer to your web browser help file for more information on this process, including how you can delete or reject “cookies.” Please note that “cookies” allow eVersity to customize and improve your experience on our website, and that disabling or rejecting them may impact your user experience as they are necessary to provide you with the correct geographically targeted information.
Personally identifiable information is only collected on our website through your voluntarily submitting that information. For example, your name, mailing address, e-mail address and other contact information that you voluntarily provide to eVersity may be used for the purpose of responding to your requests for information about eVersity products and services or to contact you about future products and services. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires the University, with certain exceptions, to obtain your written consent prior to disclosing personally identifiable information from your education records. However, eVersity may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” as described in eVersity’s FERPA policy without written consent, unless you have advised the University to the contrary in accordance with our policy. eVersity does not share personally identifiable information with third parties, apart from release of “directory information” or certain authorized contractors bound by confidentiality terms with eVersity who must utilize the information to perform necessary duties (such as credit card authorization and federal student aid processing), or as otherwise permitted by law. Among other things, “directory information” disclosures include verifying enrollment for employment or credit application purposes.
As a public entity, eVersity is required to comply with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOI) (Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-101) and may be required to disclose public records maintained by the University unless such records are specifically exempted by federal or state law.
Additionally, at times, eVersity may be legally required to disclose information in response to a valid subpoena or court order or to comply with a legally permitted inquiry by a governmental agency or regulatory body. Subject to governing law and other applicable university policies, the university reserves the right to disclose information collected on its websites to governmental authorities in connection with suspected unlawful activity or to aid an investigation into suspected unlawful activity. In addition, the university reserves the right to release information collected on university websites to appropriate governmental authorities if university officials determine, in their sole judgment, that university policies have been violated, or that release of information is necessary to protect the rights, health, safety or property of persons or the university or to protect the integrity of university computer networks. Further, the university reserves the right to disclose information as university officials believe necessary to exercise the university’s legal rights, to defend against actual or potential legal claims, or as otherwise permitted or required by university policy,
This policy is intended to comply with Arkansas Code Annotated § 25-1-114. For more information regarding this policy, please contact the Director of Quality Assurance at (501) 682-7868.