Non-Disclosure and Privacy
Goodwin College staff members are expected to comply with the College's Non-Disclosure Agreement. Disclosure of any confidential information is a serious breach of trust and potential legal violation. Misuse or unauthorized disclosure of confidential information or proprietary procedures not otherwise available to persons outside the College is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination, in addition to potential legal action.
When separating from Goodwin College, you must return any and all confidential information belonging to the College and may not disclose any of this confidential information in any form or manner.
The College complies with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), which protects the privacy of student information. No personally identifying information from a student’s education records may be disclosed unless the student provides written consent or one of the FERPA exceptions permitting disclosure without consent applies. Willful or unauthorized disclosure or tampering of records violates Goodwin College’s policy and could constitute just cause for disciplinary action including termination of employment regardless of whether criminal or civil penalties are imposed. For additional information, see the College’s FERPA policy at Goodwin's FERPA policy.
Your signed acknowledgment of this Handbook, which includes our non-disclosure agreement is a condition of your employment and indicates your acceptance of the non-disclosure policy.