WGU North Carolina is committed to ensuring your privacy as a visitor to this website, as an interested party in one of WGU North Carolina’s degree programs, and as a student in our university. Generally speaking, here’s how we ensure your privacy:
- We require our employees to keep your personal information confidential.
- We only authorize access to your personal information to employees and third parties (only AFTER you become a student) who need your information to perform their duties (Further explained below).
- We safeguard your personal information through electronic, procedural, and physical means.
When you visit the WGU North Carolina website, the only personal information collected about you is the information you voluntarily provide through our online inquiry or application forms. Any personally identifiable information collected about you on this website is used by WGU North Carolina to contact you about the university’s programs, administer your application to the university, and provide additional information as needed, potentially including contact via phone or email.
WGU North Carolina will not release, sell, rent, or trade your personal information gathered on the website to any third party for the promotion of other services or products.
WGU North Carolina will collect anonymous non-personally identifiable information about your website visit through pixel tags, sometimes known as cookies. These tags help us track information about your visit and are used to deliver banner advertisements to you on the Internet.
HOW WE TREAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT:
As a prospective student, your email address and other personal information will never be shared with third parties. Your assigned WGU North Carolina Enrollment Counselor and other departments in the university will use your email address and other personal information to provide you with the information you request about your degree program of interest, tuition, financial aid, and any other topics pertaining to enrollment in the university.
If you apply or enroll as a student, WGU North Carolina uses passwords to protect the privacy of applicants and students who use personalized areas of its sites. The highest level of security is used for storing information (SSL encryption). WGU North Carolina staff monitors the sites for technical reliability.
HOW WE TREAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS A STUDENT:
As a WGU North Carolina student, your personal information (including email address) may be shared with third-party learning resources, assessment sites, and other external vendors who support the academic programs. These vendors are obligated through their agreements with WGU North Carolina to maintain the privacy of WGU students. Student directory information may be shared with outside institutions and corporations.
WGU North Carolina OPT-OUT POLICY:
At any time, you have the option and the right to request that WGU discontinue further communications via email, phone, or direct mail.
To opt out by postal mail, send a written request containing your name and mailing address to:
Western Governors University
ATTN: Enrollment Department
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
To opt out by phone:
Call the WGU North Carolina Enrollment Department toll-free 1-866-903-0109.
To opt out online:
Visit the WGU North Carolina Preference Center
You can also send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WGU North Carolina complies with the protections established under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA governs the release of education records and access to education records.
The FERPA policy is intended to ensure students have the right to inspect and review their education records; the right to amend their education records as appropriate; and the right to control access to their education records. Students have the right to: (1) inspect and review their education records, (2) request amendment to their education records, (3) consent to disclosures of non-directory information, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent, and (4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by WGU to comply with FERPA requirements.
Students have the right to request that their records be amended if they believe the content is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights. Student directory information may be shared with outside institutions and corporations.
For details about WGU North Carolina’s policy on the use of student information and the procedures WGU North Carolina has established in accordance with FERPA, please see the WGU Student Handbook.
Students who do not wish to be listed in the student directory or to be included on WGU North Carolina mailing lists may send their request via email to email@example.com.