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Security & Privacy Policies

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

As students enroll, information about the student including demographic and academic information is gathered. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), this information may not be released without the expressed consent of the student, except for information deemed directory information. The following has been designated as directory information: student’s name, address, photograph (if applicable), dates of attendance, honor roll status (if applicable), grade level, the most recent educational agency or institution attended.

Directory information is used in such publications as the newsletter, honor roll or other recognition lists, and graduation programs. Students and their parents/guardians have the right to request that directory information not be used in these publications and may do so by writing to the University of Nebraska High School.  If this is done, directory information will be maintained in the student file and will not be released in any manner.

Directory information will be released to the University of Nebraska admissions offices.  Please be reminded that, once a student turns 18, student information will no longer released to the parent or guardian without written consent from the student.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Privacy Policy

Social Security Number Usage Policy

The University has a responsibility to protect the identity of its faculty, staff and students, as well as all individuals with whom it has an association including alumni, donors, research subjects, patrons of the University of Nebraska entertainment, athletic facilities and libraries, potential students, and affiliates. Since an individual's Social Security Number (SSN) is one of the most critical data items used to establish an identity, the University needs to take extra precautions to safeguard SSNs from unauthorized use.

The University of Nebraska shall not use Social Security Numbers to identify students, employees, or other information providers, outside of those identification uses specifically required by law, such as financial aid, payroll and benefit functions.

Effective January 1, 2007, Social Security Numbers (SSNs) - including any portion of the full nine digits-shall not be electronically collected, transmitted, or stored via University-sponsored services or using University-owned computing equipment, information systems or networks unless specifically authorized in writing by officials designated by the Chancellors. Individuals or departments that collect, transmit or store SSNs will take steps necessary to secure this data using best practices identified by the Associate Vice-Chancellor for Information Services.

1998 Child Online Privacy Protection Act

According to  the 1998 Child Online Privacy Protection Act, (which is available at, persons must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use an online service that collects or maintains personal info about the users of or  visitors to such website or online service, or on whose behalf such information is collected or maintained, where such website or online services is operated for commercial purposes, including any person offering products or services for sale through that website or online service, involving commerce.

E-Commerce Security Policy

The information provided to a University of Nebraska web site covered by this policy is protected in transit by using a network protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is the industry standard technology for secure online transactions. A simple way to know that a transmission is protected is by referencing the URL. If it starts with https:// the user can be assured that it is using SSL. 

Transactions are processed only from secure browsers. These browsers encrypt the information sent using SSL, which scrambles the data to make it extremely difficult for anyone who intercepts the information to read it. The University of Nebraska has contracted with an internet commerce transaction service vendor with the goal of protecting our customers’ personal and financial information. Transmissions from this vendor to credit card processors also are encrypted and sent via dedicated leased private circuits. In addition, the computers housing the data are protected by physical security measures, including more than one level of locked access.

REMINDER: In the event of an unauthorized use of your credit or debit card, you must promptly notify the card issuer pursuant to its reporting rules and procedures.

Safeguarding Information

To minimize the risk of loss and/or additional expenses that could occur from compromised cardholder information, University of Nebraska merchants WILL NOT retain any of the following information electronically:
• Credit Card number
• Credit Card expiration date
• PIN number
• CVV number
• CVV2 number
The protection of your personal information is important to the University of Nebraska High School, and as a result, we do not accept payment via email.  UNHS protects against unauthorized disclosures by limiting access only to those of our employees who need the information to do their jobs.  University of Nebraska High School's E-Commerce Security Policy requires compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.