Policy 3102 – Records Information Policy
Revision Date: 3/9/2021
Last Review: 3/9/2021
Original Effective Date: 8/26/2000
Responsible Office: Division of University Advancement
The Division of University Advancement maintains a database of biographical, gift, and pledge information about Louisiana Tech University alumni and friends in accordance with the needs of the Division and the University. The information contained in this database is intended exclusively for purposes related to the programs of Louisiana Tech. The Division seeks to support the activities of Louisiana Tech by providing assistance for programs, communications, and events that bring together alumni, donors, and friends of the university while maintaining the confidentiality of the information. The database and all records contained therein is prepared, possessed, controlled, and maintained exclusively by the Louisiana Tech University Foundation and is not a record belonging to, under the control of, or within the custody of Louisiana Tech University for purposes of the Public Records Act.
Information from the database may be requested by the following university-affiliated
organizations, including, but not limited to, the Louisiana Tech University Foundation;
the Louisiana Tech University Alumni Association; university development personnel,
administrative units of the university; academic units of the university, and athletic
units of the university. A form for requesting database information is available at www.latechalumni.org.
Uses of the Information
University-affiliated organizations may use the information in support of legitimate
university-related activities. These include, but are not limited to, fundraising,
alumni relations, public relations, governmental relations, college/departmental communications to alumni and friends, continuing education, and student recruitment.
In cases of dispute about what constitutes a legitimate university-related activity,
the decision will rest with the Vice President for University Advancement.
The confidentiality of donor information and certain other information contained in
the records must be protected; consequently, some information may not be available
upon request. Alumni and friends listed in the database have the legal right to request
that no information be released about their records.
In accordance with federal and state laws, the Division may release public information
to third party vendors for miscellaneous services, including, but not limited to,
the preparation of alumni directories, direct mail firms, and marketing firms. The
vendors must agree to use the information only for the intended purpose. The sale
or transfer of the information by the vendor is strictly prohibited.