Students’ Right to Privacy is of the utmost importance to Northeast Maritime Institute. The College follows the requirements set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
In addition, the College provides other student privacy protections, including: No student shall install or use any device for listening to, observing, photographing, recording, amplifying, transmitting, or broadcasting sounds or events occurring in any place where the individual or group involved has a reasonable expectation of being free from unwanted surveillance, eavesdropping, recording, or observation, unless the student has first obtained the consent of all persons involved.
Release of Educational Records
Personally identifiable information may be released under certain circumstances, as provided by law. These include but are not limited to the following:
College personnel may have limited access to student records for legitimate educational or administrative
Confidential student records may be released pursuant to a court However, the Registrar shall use professional judgment in determining which information to release and shall so notify the student in writing prior to releasing the requested information.
Medical and counseling records are different from educational records, and access is more limited. Such records will not be released without the student’s prior consent except as provided by law.
Information regarding the student, including educational records, may be released to parents of students who are claimed as dependents on their income tax
A log or record will be kept for all students documenting release of that student’s No entry in the record need be made if access is provided by federal or state law.
The College may refuse to release transcripts for such reasons as unpaid financial obligations.
The College may refuse to release any personally identifiable information, the disclosure of which may constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Students seeking additional information regarding their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act should contact the Registrar’s Office.
Student Directory Information
NMI has designated certain types of information as “directory information.” This includes the student’s name, home town, earned degrees or certificates, and academic honors. Students may restrict release of this information, if they wish, and this data will not be released except as authorized by law. Requests to restrict the release of directory information shall be made in writing to the Registrar. The College assumes that failure of any student to do so indicates approval for release of the information indicated above.
Not withstanding the College’s definition of directory information, the Department of Defense, pursuant to the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1998, identifies the following student information as directory information: Student names, addresses, and telephone listings; and if known, student ages, levels of education, major. If an eligible student chooses not to exercise his/her aforementioned right to refuse to permit the College to designate some or all of those types of information about the student as directory information, the College will release to the Department of Defense, or an agency thereof, that student information which the Department of Defense has designated as directory information. This may result in the non-consensual release of student’s personally identifiable information by the College to the Department of Defense. When student information is released pursuant to the Department of Defense request, notice of the request and release of student information in accordance therewith, will be posted in a conspicuous location in the NMI Registrar’s Office for the period of one academic year. All requests for student directory information shall be made in writing to the Registrar who shall review the request for compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations. The College will not release any student information over the phone or to persons making inquiry in person.
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