Confidentiality

The OSD's Confidentiality Commitment

Documentation

The documents and personal information provided by you to our office remain confidential at all times. These can only be released to third parties with your express written permission, via our Student Records Release Form.

Disclosure

We do not disclose to third parties the fact that a student is registered with our office unless expressly asked to do so by the student. Whether you wish to disclose this information to your faculty or your instructors remains your decision at all times; we are happy to discuss the pros and cons of disclosure with you.

Transcript

Your OSD registration does not appear on your transcript and it is impossible for administrative units on campus or future employers to have access to this information unless you disclose it.

Note sharing

While students using the note sharing service can see the name of the student providing the notes, the note sharer can’t see the name of the student(s) accessing the notes. Even if a user wishes to contact his or her note sharer, confidentiality is guaranteed and all note sharers are OSD volunteers who have signed a confidentiality agreement.

Other concerns

If confidentiality remains a concern or you have further questions, please do not hesitate to discuss these with one of our advisors by calling (514) 398-6009.

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