How the University Collects, Uses, and Protects Student Information
With every activity we carry out online, we leave a “[no-glossary]digital footprintdigital footprint
The unique trail of traceable digital data you leave behind when you interact on the internet. A "passive digital footprint" is a data trail you unintentionally leave online. For example, when you visit a website, the web server may log your IP address, which identifies your Internet service provider and your approximate location. An "active digital footprint" includes data that you intentionally submit online. Sending an email contributes to your active digital footprint, since you expect the data be seen and/or saved by another person.[/no-glossary] ”. This also applies to your interactions with the University of Toronto.
In this website, we describe how the University collects, uses, and protects information about you – from the time you applied, as a registered student to the University through to graduation to your role as an alum of the University. This includes information such as:
- Your demographic information like age, sex, race and ethnicity, immigration status, gender identity and financial status
- Your grades
- Your use of various academic and co-curricular services
- Your enrolment in courses and programs
This website describes the University’s expectations of how student data are to be collected, used and protected by its academic and administrative units (i.e., Faculties, departments, etc.).
If you have any questions about the University’s data practices, please contact the University Registrar’s Office.