Data collection and privacy

The University of Maine website provides electronic forms to departments and units to easily create sign up sheets and other data collection forms. These forms occasionally transmit data via email, which may not be fully secure. Certain data is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if collected in this fashion. This data can include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Photograph
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major or field of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Grade level
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Degrees, honors and awards received
  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • Student ID number

If you are concerned with the privacy of your data, contact the department or unit who provided the electronic form and request an alternative means to share your data with them.

Visit the Office of Student Records for more information about data collection and retention at UMaine.