EMAL is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of any confidential information that users provide to us. Any and all information that is made available to us is used for EMAL administrative purposes only. EMAL does not share any of this user information with third parties. Note, however, that the University of Michigan is a public institution and some information, including the summary webserver log information, e-mails sent to EMAL staff, and information collected from Web-based forms, MAY be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. This means that while EMAL will never actively share information, in some cases we may be compelled by law to release information gathered during our business operations.
As part of our commitment to maintain the privacy of our Web users, The University of Michigan has a statement of Student Rights and Records (http://www.ro.umich.edu/ferpa/) and Guidelines for Implementing the Proper User Policy of the University of Michigan: Responsible Use of Technology Resources (http://www.itcs.umich.edu/itpolicies/ ). The statement and guidelines have two purposes:
The University of Michigan also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which prohibits the release of education records without student permission. Although FERPA regulations apply only to U-M students, EMAL and the University of Michigan are equally committed to protecting the privacy of all of our users.