Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
IOA will adhere to the guidelines that are set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
. FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Along with parents and students who have reached the age of 18, the following people may access student records and information:
- School officials with legitimate educational interest
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
- Accrediting organizations
IOA automatically provides an academic transcript to the student's home school of record upon completion of each course. Additional transcripts may be requested by the student's home school and/or the student's legal guardian.
Collection and Use of Information
When you contact us via e-mail, we will collect the information that you provide to us, including your name, e-mail address, contact information and any comments or questions included in your message.
Names and/or any course work that is submitted in an IOA course will not be made public without written student and guardian consent.
IOA uses state-of-the-art technology to protect any personal information that you may provide to us. However, we cannot guarantee that your submissions to our website or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure. This website, as well as many of our courses, contains links to other sites. IOA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
All IOA students are given a unique login and password. It is the student's responsibility to keep this information confidential, and to notify us if there is a possibility that the login and password have been stolen or have been misused by another party.