WCU collects and processes data and sensitive data from individuals who are students or applicants only as necessary in the exercise of the University's legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a higher education institution. WCU also collects and processes data and sensitive data from individuals who are research subjects in the exercise of scientific, historical research, or statistical purposes. WCU also collects and processes data from individuals who are faculty, staff or applicants for employment positions in order to enter into or administer a contract for employment with the University. WCU also collects and processes data from individuals who are alumni or donors in order to maintain an engaged alumni community, provide notification of services, donations, fundraising, and other University processes and functions. Data is collected and may be shared with internal and external parties to register or enroll persons in the University, provide and administer housing to students, manage a student account, financial aid, provide academic advising, develop and deliver education programs, athletics, support student missions and study abroad programs, track academic progress, analyze and improve education programs, recruitment, athletics, regulatory reporting, auditing, maintenance of accreditation, and other related University processes and functions. WCU also uses data and sensitive data to conduct general demographic and statistical research to improve University programs. Sensitive data is collected, processed and may be shared internally and externally, as necessary, applicable and appropriate, to identify appropriate support services or activities, provide reasonable accommodations, enforce University policies or comply with applicable laws. Finally, data and sensitive data may be shared by WCU with third parties who have entered into contracts with the University to perform functions on behalf of the University, subject to the obligation of confidentiality and safeguarding from unauthorized disclosure.
For purposes of this Privacy Notice, sensitive data is defined as race, ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, health data, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions.
For purposes of this Privacy Notice, data refers to any other information concerning a natural person that is created by or provided to WCU from or concerning students, applicants, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and research subjects.