Information Privacy

The University of Florida values individuals’ privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with us. Your trust is important to us and we believe you have the right to know how information submitted to the University of Florida is generally handled.

We are dedicated to preventing unauthorized access to information, maintaining the accuracy of information, and ensuring the appropriate use of information. We strive to put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to secure the information we collect in all formats: on paper, electronically, and verbally. These security practices are consistent with the policies of the university and with the laws and regulatory practices of the State of Florida and multiple federal agencies.

Preventing Personal Identity Theft

Headlines tell us what we already suspected: identity theft is happening daily and it is affecting a large part of Florida's population. Recently published 2012 statistics revealed that Florida residents experienced more id theft than residents of any other US state. We all know identity theft is about stealing credit card information but did you know some criminals steal your identity to avoid arrest and capture by law enforcement? Some thieves steal your personal information to use your medical insurance, while others file fraudulent tax returns to illegally obtain tax refunds. To help you protect your personal information, the UF Privacy Office created a quick online training "Preventing Identity Theft" which is available here. Take a few minutes to discover how best to protect your information.