Confidentiality Policy

Rushmore Business School has a responsibility to provide and maintain confidentiality for all staff, visitors and students. The intent of this policy is to meet regulatory responsibility as well as ensure an environment that complements our mission as a provider of education and research . All confidential information should be maintained in a manner that ensures complete privacy for those involved. “Confidential information” includes, but is not limited to, medical, financial, or any personal identification information related to staff, visitors and students. Such information must be maintained as confidential regardless of its source. Sources may include, but are not limited to, student records, email, voicemail, Moodle access, payroll, financial systems, reception log/registration and all other computer applications. 


1. Guidelines 

A. Staff may have access to both confidential and non-confidential information as part of their work life. Any information related to staff, visitors, and students is owned by Rushmore Business School and is therefore proprietary. This information should be considered confidential unless otherwise stated. 


B. Unauthorized and/or improper use or disclosure of confidential information may result in corrective action, up to and including termination. 


C. Unauthorized access in any form (including tape recorder devices or cell phones), use, or disclosure of confidential information may also violate set policies and procedures as stated and may result in disciplinary actions being taken by the Management. 

2. Procedures

A. All staff share the responsibility for maintaining a confidential work environment by adhering to the provisions of this policy. 


B. Directors and Department Heads responsible for programmes taking place within the Rushmore Business School’s various work areas/buildings will ensure compliance with this policy. 


C. Violators of the confidentiality policy will be subject to disciplinary action.