Privacy and Security Policy
Effective date: February 1st, 2016
The Ana G. Méndez University System (AGMUS), through its web site, may request personal information from its users. Therefore, the use of our web site at www.suagm.edu, assumes that the user acknowledges having read and accepted the privacy and security policy presented here, as well as our terms and conditions.
- DESCRIPTION OF APPLICABLE LAWS
The AGMUS Privacy and Security Policy is in accordance with international, federal and state laws governing information privacy and confidentiality, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, the FERPA law of 1974 (as amended), 20 U.S.C. 1232g, 34 C.F.R. regulations, part 99, the Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission.
- Information collection and use
The AGMUS Privacy and Security Policy applies to the collection and use of information given by the users through our web site. Said information will be used only by the AGMUS.
The system collects IP addresses and web pages visits automatically, and uses that information for the purposes of internal statistical analysis data. The information is not used to obtain the users' private data. The user authorizes the AGMUS to use said information for marketing and statistical purposes, and for web site improvements.
The information will be used for the purposes stated in the request. The AGMUS respects you right to privacy, and will never provide your personal information to third parties without your previous consent, unless it is required by existing laws.
The AGMUS will not sell information to third parties for marketing, publicity or promotional purposes either.
To safeguard the user's personal information, the AGMUS uses encrypting technology to prevent unauthorized access or the accidental loss, modification or destruction of your information.
GoDaddy is our provider and the domain for which security certificates were issued is suagm.edu.
The owner of the security certificates is the Central Office of Information Technology and Telecommunications, located at Ana G. Méndez Avenue, #1399, San Juan, PR 00926.
The validity period for the certificates is one year, and they are renewed annually.
Given that no system can guarantee it is completely safe, we try to maintain user information as safe as possible, including the physical location of the server where said information is stored temporarily while it is processed, to be later eliminated from the system.
- Data updates
We conduct periodical telephone updates of the data you provide us through the web site.
- Policy updates
The AGMUS Privacy and Security Policy was updated on February 23rd, 2015. We can modify it periodically. In such an occasion, we will publish the latest version on our web site.
- DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
Any associate or member of faculty which does not comply with the provisions of this policy, may be subject to disciplinary action as established in the Associates Manual published by the Vice-Presidency of Human Resources.
José F. Méndez, Dr. h. c.
Mayra Cruz Rivera, Ed. D.
Vicepresidenta de Mercadeo y Asuntos Estudiantiles
Victoria de Jesús, Ed. D.
Vicepresidenta de Recursos Humanos
Alfonso L. Dávila
Vicepresidente de Asuntos Financieros