CONSUMER INFORMATION

CAMPUS SECURITY

The institution is providing the following information to all of its staff and faculty as part of Humboldt International University (HIU) commitment to safety and security pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Because HIU is collocated with New Professions Technical Institute (NPTI) it shares the same information. The Campus Security Report is posted throughout the facility for everyone’s review. This report is updated annually October of each year.

You may find our information in the Crime Statistics on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=new+professions+technical+institute&s=all&id=434469#crime

DISCLAIMERS

Non-Discrimination Policy

Humboldt International University will not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origins, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, military status or unfavorable military discharge, physical or mental handicap or disability.

Rights Reserved

The President and officers of Humboldt International University reserve the right to change information, regulations, requirements and procedures announced in this catalog; to change the requirements for admission, graduation or degrees; to change the arrangements, scheduling, credit or content of courses; and to change the fees listed in this catalog. The University reserves the right to refuse to admit or readmit any student at any time should it be deemed necessary in the interest of the student or of the University to do so and to require the withdrawal of any student at any time who fails to give satisfactory evidence of academic ability, earnestness of purpose, or active cooperation in all requirements for acceptable scholarship.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

In accordance with Public Law 93-380, Section 438 FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT, and Florida Statutes.229.782, students at Humboldt International University have the right to inspect their educational records, correct such records if warranted, and students are protected from the release of information without written consent. All students’ records are open for inspection and review by the student unless he or she waives the right. Humboldt International University can have a student sign an all inclusive release form for records and other information, such as for prospective employers, or can have a student sign an individual release form for each request of information. This information will be released from the Director’s office or designee only, after the requestor has demonstrated a legitimate need to have such information.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright is legal protection for creative intellectual works, which is broadly interpreted to cover almost any expression of an idea. Text (including email and Web information), graphics, arts, photographs, video and other media types, music, and software are examples of types of works protected by copyright. The creator of the work, or sometimes the person who hired the creator, is the initial copyright owner.

Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized or prohibited use of works covered by copyright law, in a way that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works. It is against policy for any student, faculty, staff member, consultant, contractor or other worker at the University to copy, reproduce, share, or distribute any software, music, games, or movies on except as expressly permitted by a software license or with the written consent of the copyright holder or as otherwise permitted under federal law. Willful infringement may subject a student or employee to discipline and can impact the privilege to use information technology resources at the institution.

Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Even an innocent, unintentional infringement violates the law.

Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney's fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information on United States copyright law, please consult the U.S. Copyright Office’s website at http://www.copyright.gov