The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education.
Third Party Release Data
The Department of Education has ruled that education records and personally identifiable information may be released – without consent – to third-party vendors, volunteers and non-employees under the following provision.
Contractors, volunteers and any non-employees that have access to student records or identifying information must be included in the institution’s Annual Notification of FERPA as “school officials with legitimate interests”. Third parties performing institutional services may be under “direct control” of the institution. An institution may not release data to any organization that intends to release or use that data for reasons outside the needs and requests of the institution. DataKeeper/Visit Tracker complies with this FERPA ruling and should be included in your institution’s Annual Notification of FERPA.
DataKeeper/Visit Tracker will never release or share your personally identifiable data without a completed Data Sharing Agreement executed by you and your data recipient.