3.5.1 – Confidentiality

POLICY:  It is the policy of Spoon River College to ensure that all records, data, or information that is not subject to public disclosure is considered confidential and be treated as such.  This includes, but is not limited to devices, which contain such information, e.g., laptop computers or other types of portable electronic storage devices.


This policy applies to all Spoon River College employees.


  1. Any employee during the course of employment with Spoon River College may be exposed to records, data, and/or information not subject to public disclosure.
  2. Employees, unless specifically authorized in writing by their supervisor, will not at any time during employment or thereafter, directly or indirectly, disclose or cause to be disclosed to any person or entity, or use in an unauthorized manner, any information which is exempt from disclosure under:
    1. The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”);
    2. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”);
    3. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”); or
    4. Any applicable state or federal law, requiring confidentiality of certain records or information.
  3. Any employee who discloses such confidential information without authorization may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment as well as appropriate legal action.