University Rights & Responsibilities


GeneralThird PartiesRights ReservedStudent Records/Right of PrivacyDirectory InformationNon-Directory InformationElectronic FilesAccess to Records

The University cannot accept responsibility, and expressly excludes liability for:

  • Any loss or damage to personal property
  • Death or any personal injury suffered by the student

Although the University will attempt to ensure that computer programs and software available for the students’ use has reasonable security and anti-virus protections the student should use such computer programs and software provided by the University at his or her own risk.

The University will not be held liable for loss or damage suffered by the student as a result of the use of any computer programs or software provided by or made available by the University, including any contamination of software or loss of files.

Neither the student or the University will hold each other liable for failure or delay in performing obligations, if the failure or delay is due to causes beyond the party’s reasonable control (e.g.: fire, flood, or industrial dispute).

Third Parties:

The parties to this Agreement do not intend that any of the terms will be enforceable by any person not a direct party to it.

Rights Reserved:

EC-Council University reserves the right to add or delete from certain courses, programs, or areas of study as circumstances may require, make faculty changes, modify tuition rates and fees, make policy changes it believes will enhance the quality and delivery of educational services, with advanced notification.

Student Records/Right of Privacy:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as Amended:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:

  • the right to inspect and review the individual student’s educational records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access;
  • the student’s right to request the amendment of their educational records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading
  • the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent.
  1. Students should submit to the registrar, Dean or other appropriate official written requests that identify the records they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. Students may ask the University to amend records they believe are inaccurate or misleading. They should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed and specifying why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. One exception permitting disclosure without consent is to University officials with legitimate educational interests. Another exception is a judge’s order as covered by FERPA. A University official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent), a person serving on the Advisory Board; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting an other University official in performing his or her tasks.

A University official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill their professional responsibility.

Directory Information:

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the University treats the following student information as directory information, which can be disclosed without a specific release of information from the student: name, field of study, degrees/awards, participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance, level of enrollment.

Students may restrict the release of directory information by written request available from the Director of Admissions/Registrar at

Non-Directory Information:

In compliance with FERPA guidelines, a student must provide self-identifying information in a signed and dated written request to the Registrar for the release of non-directory information. The receipt of a written request by fax satisfies this agreement.

Electronic Files:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) does not differentiate between the medium of storage or the method of transmission. There is no legal difference between the level of protection afforded to physical files over those that are stored or transmitted electronically or in any other form.

Access to Records:

Any currently enrolled or former student has a right of access to any and all records relating to the student and maintained by the University. Individuals who applied to the school but did not attend are not covered by FERPA. The full policy and procedure for review of a student’s records are available from the Registrar.

  • Students 18 years of age or older may examine all records in their name. These records are not available to any other person other than the appropriate University personnel, unless released by the student. Legal exception is provided to the above regulation, and these exceptions will be explained to any person who requests the information from the Director of Admissions and the Registrar.
  • Each student has a right to challenge any record, which is kept by the University. The Director of Admissions and Registrar is responsible for all student records. Challenge of records, if any shall be in writing to the Registrar at
  • The specific regulations governing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act are available in the office of the Dean and the office of the Registrar

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the regulations of FERPA rests with the student. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605