Information & Facts

Information Privacy at the University of Florida


This notice provides highlights of the full University of Florida Information Privacy Statement. This notice and the full privacy statement apply to any and all parts of the University of Florida where Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in any format is created, received, maintained, and transmitted.

Personal Information Collected

Our policy is to collect no PII about you unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us. Once you make such information available to UF, you become a “user” of our multiple information systems. Although the University makes every effort to secure its information systems, total confidentiality and security cannot be guaranteed. Should a breach become known, you will be notified promptly.

Uses and Sharing

The University of Florida will share PII with other parties and/or gather PII from other sources, only upon the explicit request of users, or with their written permission. For more information concerning the privacy of academic, financial, employment, health or internet information, please see the privacy policy for each specific category. Contact information and web-links are available for each area on this website.

The University of Florida does not share the personal information gathered from users for any purposes other than to respond to the specific requests of the users. However, because the University of Florida is a public state institution, some information, including information collected from forms, e-mails sent to our web sites, and certain records may be subject to the Florida Public Records Law (S.119.07, FS). This means that in some cases we may be compelled to release information subject to the Public Records Law without the user’s authorization.

Important Information

Email Addresses and Public Records Requests S668.6076, F.S. requires the University of Florida to post the following notice:

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the University. Instead, contact the specific office or individual by phone or in writing.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our privacy policy, or have ideas about improving our practices, please feel free to contact us. You can e-mail us at, reach us by telephone at (352) 273-1212 or (866) 876-4472 (toll-free), or send mail to us at Privacy Office, PO Box 113210, Gainesville, FL 32610.