This is the Georgia Institute of Technology’s (Georgia Tech) Professional Education (Degree Programs) privacy and legal notice for compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“EU GDPR”). For more information regarding the EU GDPR, please review Georgia Tech’s EU General Data Protection Regulation Compliance Policy.
Georgia Tech is an institute of higher education involved in education, research, and community development. In order for Georgia Tech Professional Education (Degree Programs) to provide in-person and online education, conduct surveys for program evaluation and improvement, conduct marketing activities to engage in educational program outreach, conduct student and faculty/instructor recruitment, review and process applications for admission, review and process applications for employment and provide educational support services, it must collect, use and process this personal data.
The lawful basis for the collection and processing of personal data by Georgia Tech Professional Education (Degree Programs) falls under the following category:
In order for Georgia Tech Professional Education (Degree Programs) to provide in-person and online education, conduct surveys for program evaluation and improvement, conduct marketing activities to engage in educational program outreach, conduct student and faculty/instructor recruitment, review and process applications for admission, review and process applications for employment and provide educational support services, it needs to collect the following categories of personal data:
The personal data collected by Georgia Tech Professional Education (Degree Programs) will be shared as follows:
|Georgia Tech Unit||Purpose|
|Georgia Tech Academic Departments||Communication with prospective students for the purpose of recruitment and outreach concerning areas of interest about programs of study|
|Georgia Tech Academic Departments||Communication with and about enrolled students in the context of the pursuit of a degree/program of study|
|Bursar’s Office||Administering financial services for student account details including invoicing, payments and collection|
|Division of Student Life||Discussions concerning matters handled by the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Student Integrity|
|Office of Graduate Studies||Completion of graduate admission processes|
|Office of Human Resources||Information for employment related processes|
|Office of International Education||Management and support for international students|
|Office of the Registrar||Completion of enrollment and/or degree information|
|Digital marketing agency (currently MediaCurrent)||Database access requirements for supporting GTPE departmental websites containing student data|
|Online learning management systems||To deliver learning activities and management for educational courses|
Georgia Tech is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (the “BOR”), and data is shared with the BOR and its employees.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides that “Directory Information” is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory Information is considered public information, but the categories of information that comprise Directory Information also comprise “personal data” under the EU GDPR. Please review Georgia Tech's definition of Directory Information for further information, including how to prohibit the release of Directory Information.
If you have specific questions regarding the collection and use of your personal data, please contact the Office of Enterprise Data Management at email@example.com
If a data subject refuses to provide personal data that is required by Georgia Tech in connection with one of Georgia Tech’s lawful bases to collect such personal data, such refusal may make it impossible for Georgia Tech to provide education, employment, research or other requested service.
Georgia Tech receives personal data and special categories of sensitive personal data from multiple sources. Most often, Georgia Tech gets this data directly from the data subject or under the direction of the data subject who has provided it to a third party (for example, application for undergraduate admission to Georgia Tech through use of the Common App).
Individual data subjects covered by Georgia Tech’s EU General Data Protection Regulation Compliance Policy will be afforded the following rights:
Note: Exercising of these rights is a guarantee to be afforded a process and not the guarantee of an outcome.
Any data subject who wishes to exercise any of the above-mentioned rights may do so by filling such request with the Office of Enterprise Data Management at firstname.lastname@example.org
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All personal data and special categories of sensitive personal data collected or processed by Georgia Tech under the scope of the Georgia Tech EU General Data Protection Regulation Compliance Policy must comply with the security controls and systems and process requirements and standards of NIST Special Publication 800-171 as set forth in the Georgia Tech Controlled Unclassified Information Policy.
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Georgia Tech keeps the data it collects for the time periods specified in the University System of Georgia Records Retention Schedules: https://www.usg.edu/records_management/schedules/
|Record Type||Retention Schedule Link|