Ozarka College collects and maintains electronic information and files from users on a voluntary basis.
These files are collected and maintained to facilitate the processing of student, employee and alumni records.
All record keeping is done in strict compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 u.s.c. § 1232g; 34cfr part 99) Ozarka is required to comply with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOI) (Ark. Code Ann. § 25-19-101) and may be required to disclose records maintained in the daily operations of the college unless said records are specifically protected by federal or state regulations. Therefore, electronic communication and information could and would be made available upon being presented with a valid FOI request.
Ozarka employees, staff and students should consider the use of electronic media as being subject to disclosure. There is no expectation of privacy in electronic data that is retained by Ozarka unless said data is specifically protected by federal or state regulations.
This policy is intended to comply with Act 1713 of 2003 codified in ACA § 25-1-114.