How We Use Your Personal Information
Mississippi Complete 2 Compete accepts and stores any personal information you submit through our Site. We use this information to respond to your personal requests for information and to communicate with you. Your contact information may be shared with participating Mississippi colleges and universities to fulfill your request.
Mississippi Complete 2 Compete collects non-personal information about your computer operating system and peripherals, and the domain name from which you access our website. We use this aggregate information to enhance your experience on the website and improve its usability.
Protection for Children
This Site is not intended for users under the age of 18, and we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from these individuals. Where appropriate, we take reasonable measures to inform users under the age of 18 not to submit such information to our site or respond to advertisements.
When you visit our Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you received a mailing from us, (a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information or (b) you have registered or otherwise have a prior or existing relationship with us.
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Contacting Mississippi Complete 2 Compete
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Complete 2 Compete Project Coordinator
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), affords eligible students certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. It requires Complete 2 Compete, with certain exceptions, to obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your education records. However, Complete 2 Compete may disclose designated “directory information,” as well as other qualifying information, without written consent, unless you have advised Complete 2 Compete to the contrary.
Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered personally identifiable information, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without prior written consent. The following items of information are considered directory information: student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, photograph, date and place of birth, class level, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrolment status, date of graduation, degrees and awards received and most recent educational institution attended. Also, a student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identified used to communicate in electronic systems but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user’s identify, such as a PIN, password, or other factor known or possessed only by the authorized user, or a student ID number or other unique personal identifier that is displayed on a student ID badge, but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user’s identity, such as a PIN, password, or other factor known or possessed only by the authorized user.
If you do not want Complete 2 Compete to disclose any or all of the information designated above as directory information from your education records without your prior consent, you must notify Complete 2 Compete using the FERPA Opt-Out Form.
Complete 2 Compete is authorized to provide access to student records to Mississippi university and community college officials and employees, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning officials and employees, and contracted agencies who have legitimate educational interest in such access, without the student’s written consent. These persons are those who have responsibilities in connection with Complete 2 Compete and have reasons for using student records connected with Mississippi university campuses or other related academic/administrative responsibilities as opposed to personal or private interest.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) These rights include:
Release of Education Records:
Complete 2 Compete may disclose education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to Complete 2 Compete/Mississippi university and community college officials and employees, and contracted agencies with legitimate educational interests. Upon request, Complete 2 Compete may also disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks to enroll.
A university or school official includes professors; instructors; administrators; health staff; counselors; attorneys; clerical staff; trustees; members of committees and disciplinary boards; and a contractor, volunteer or other party to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions. A school official generally has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, FERPA regulations require the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. Complete 2 Compete may disclose personally identifiable information from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student as follows: