Public Act No. 08-167 is specifically designed to protect the confidentiality of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and requires other personal information to be safeguarded against misuse. In compliance with this Connecticut state law, the University of New Haven issues this notification regarding the purpose for the collection and use of Social Security Numbers.
The University collects SSNs to perform specific duties and tasks necessary to the College. The University is required to report to the Internal Revenue Service the name, address, and SSN of any person from whom tuition and related payments are received. Collection, access, and use of Social Security Numbers are limited to the following offices, which will carefully safeguard the information: Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Bursar, and Payroll.
Like other private data, SSNs will be stored in a secure manner and will not be stored on portable storage devices, and will be shredded before discarding. SSNs will not be used as identification numbers on student ID cards or elsewhere and will not be required to access an unsecure internet or website. All Social Security Numbers are protected by federal regulations and are not released to unauthorized parties or disclosed unlawfully.