Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018

Policy Statement

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”) provides students certain rights with respect to their educational records.  The full policy can be reviewed on the  US Department of Education’s website. If your school is subject to FERPA, a portion of your records may have been shared with Novalysis, Inc. (“us”) as a “school official with legitimate educational interests” so that you are able to be a part of our community engagement platform and mobile sites or applications (collectively, the “Site”) and so that you may use the tools and features that we provide through the Site (collectively, with the Site, the “Services”).

Information Received

So that you are able to enjoy all the functionality of the Services, your School may have provided us with the following information which they have defined as directory information under FERPA (“Your Directory Information”):

  • Your name
  • Address (both local and permanent)
  • Telephone number (local, cell and permanent)
  • Academic program (school, degree, major, minor)
  • Enrollment status (dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status)
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • Participation in athletics and student activities
  • Most recent educational institution attended
  • E-mail address
  • Photo

These educational records are under the direct supervision and coordination of your School. Please contact your School to find out how to prevent your School from sharing Your Directory Information with us or to review or correct any of Your Directory Information.  You may also go to your Privacy Settings page to prevent us from sharing portions of Your Directory Information as well as other information you have uploaded to our platform (“Non-Directory Information”) with other users of the Platform. 

Information Received

Please see our Privacy Policy for more information regarding how we share Your Directory and Non-Directory Information.

Information Received

You have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Your School to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  A complaint must be submitted to the Department within 180 days of the date of the alleged violation or of the date that the student knew or reasonably should have known of the alleged violation.  The name and address of the office that administers FERPA and accepts such complaints is:  Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202- 4605.