At Walla Walla University, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information that we collect, use, and maintain. This policy outlines our approach to data privacy and explains how we protect personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
This policy applies to all personal information collected or processed by Walla Walla University, including information about students, faculty, staff, and other individuals who interact with the university.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect and use personal information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:
- Admission and enrollment
- Academic records
- Financial aid
- Employment and human resources management
- Institutional planning and reporting
- Marketing and communications
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We review and update our security practices on a regular basis to ensure that they are effective and appropriate.
While the University makes reasonable efforts to protect personal information provided to us, we cannot guarantee that this information will remain secure and are not responsible for any loss or theft.
We may share personal information with third-party service providers who assist us in fulfilling the purposes for which the information was collected. We require these service providers to maintain appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy and security of personal information.
We may also share personal information with other entities as required by law or as necessary to protect the university's interests.
Individuals have the right to request access to and correction of their personal information in accordance with applicable law.
Walla Walla University complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing the privacy and security of personal information, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).