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Privacy Policy

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is committed to respecting your privacy. The following Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you and how we use this information.   The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this privacy policy by posting such changes to our website.  Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Questions regarding this policy or comments concerning our website should be directed to the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences by sending an email to info@usa.edu

University website disclaimer
The USA website is intended for general informational purposes only. Information on this website is subject to change at any time and is no way binding or contractual. Please consult the current USA catalog or request the most up-to-date information from the appropriate office.

The USA website also includes links to other websites hosted by third parties.  When you access any such website from this site, use of any information you provide will be governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting.  These external links are not under the control of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and therefore holds no responsibility for their content or changes made. Inclusion of these links does not imply endorsement of any product, company or service.

In no event will the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences be liable for any claim attributable to errors, omissions, and/or other inaccuracies or content in the service and/or materials or information downloaded through, or hyperlinked from, this site.

Information that the University of St. Augustine Collects

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences collects two kinds of information on this website:  (1) information that is voluntarily supplied by visitors to this site who request information or who register for coursework, and (2) tracking information that is automatically collected as visitors navigate through the site.

If you request information, you will be required to provide certain information including your name, contact information and the program in which you are interested.  If you choose to register for a course, you will be required to provide certain enrollment information including your name, contact information, and payment information that we need to process your registration.  Be assured that this information will only be used by USA to conduct official university business.

All USA web servers have appropriate safeguards in place to ensure security of all information we collect online. Furthermore, we use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

This site automatically recognizes and records certain non-personal information including internet domain, IP address, browser software and operating system, date, time and number of visits.  

How the University of St. Augustine Uses This Information

If you choose to share personal information with us, we will not sell or give away that information except as required by law. Certain information must be saved for a designated period to comply with the University Records Retention policy, and may be released as required by law.

The University generates aggregate statistical reports on web usage to help identify which parts of our website are most heavily visited.  We do not link IP addresses to any personal information.  No personal information is ever provided to a third party except as required by law. 

Student Information and Records

As a University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences student, your educational records are governed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its implementing regulations.

You must consent to the release of any of personally identifiable information other than “Directory Information” to any person or agency, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent.  Your consent must be in writing, signed and dated.  The consent must specify the information to be released, the reason for release, and names of the individual or agency to whom the information is to be released.

You have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all of the categories of “Directory Information” as defined by FERPA including your name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance.  However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

  • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
  • Accrediting organizations;
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

You have a right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to comply with FERPA requirements.  The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

US Department of Education

600 Independence Ave., SW

Washington, DC  20202-4605


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