Agreement to Terms
Agreement to Terms
I understand that by the virtue of my employment at Wittenberg University, I may have access to records which contain individually identifiable information as well as other individuals’ private information or data and the disclosure of which is prohibited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (GLBA). Security and confidentiality is a matter of concern for all employees and any other persons who have access to data system or physical facilities. Each person working at Wittenberg holds a position of trust relative to this information. Therefore, I agree to respect and adhere to the following statements:
- I will not make or permit unauthorized use of any information.
- I will not seek personal benefit or permit others to benefit personally by any confidential information that has come to me by virtue of my work assignment.
- I will not exhibit or divulge the contents of any record, data, or report to any person except in the conduct of my work assignment.
- I will not give out any passwords, leave my computer unlocked and unattended or let anyone else use my personal login information.
- I will always lock rooms and file cabinets where paper records are kept that contain personal information.
- I will not knowingly include or cause to be included in any record or report a false, inaccurate, or misleading entry to alter, destroy information, or commit any similar act. I will not view, remove, or modify any data except as directed by my supervisor in the performance of my duties.
- I will not aid, abet, or act in conspiracy with another to violate any part of this confidentiality agreement.
- I will immediately report any violation of this code to my supervisor.
I acknowledge that I fully understand that the intentional disclosure by me of this information to any unauthorized person could subject me to criminal and civil penalties imposed by law. I further acknowledge that such willful or unauthorized disclosure also violates Wittenberg University’s policy and could constitute just cause for disciplinary action including termination of my employment regardless of whether criminal or civil penalties are imposed.