Safer Community Privacy Statement

This Application Privacy Statement applies to the Safer Community application, available on Android, iOS and the web.

NU is committed to respecting individuals’ privacy. By choosing to continue to use the Safer Community application, you agree to NU’s collection and use of personal information and non-personal information as described in this Application Privacy Statement. This Application Privacy Statement only governs the use and disclosure of information collected through the Safer Community application.

Collection of Information

You are not required to provide the personal information requested by the Application; however, you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Application if you choose not to provide your personal information. By providing us with your personal information, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

  1. The Safer Community app uses GPS to provide the user interactive maps and outdoor geofenced notifications to find test locations.
  2. The Safer Community app uses SSID/BSSID (WiFi) to provide geofenced notifications to indoor test locations where GPS does not work.
  3. The Safer Community app uses Photos and Camera to allow a user to import their personal encryption key (QR code) into the app and to allow reporting of a test result from a non-UNL testing center.
  4. The Safer Community app uses Videos and Camera to allow a user to import their personal encryption key (QR code) into the app and to allow reporting of a test result from a non-UNL testing center.
  5. The Safer Community app uses Files to allow a user to import their personal encryption key (QR code) in to the app and to allow reporting of a test result from a non-UNL testing center.
  6. Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). “Personally Identifiable Information” for purposes of this Privacy Statement means information that can be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual, as well as test results and reported symptoms. The Application collects the following PII from you, from University information systems, and from your healthcare provider: your name, your email address, your phone number, your local physical address, your NUID, student registration information, your test results, information required by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, any voluntarily reported symptoms, and your building access status.

Use of Information

NU will only use your personal data on a lawful basis to fulfill a legitimate interest of University of Nebraska. NU may use information collected from your visit to this application in the following ways:

  • Notification to state or local health department
  • Contact tracing
  • Building access status
  • Compliance measures related to Student Code of Conduct
  • Ability to make public-health related decisions

Disclosure or Sharing of Information

NU may use third party service providers and suppliers to facilitate this application or the services NU provides. Those providers and suppliers may have access to the information NU collects in order to fulfill their obligations to NU. NU is a state agency, and as such may disclose or share information in compliance with applicable state, federal, or international laws.

Data Protection

NU is bound by certain privacy rules that protect data regarding students, faculty and staff. Student information is subject to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations. Faculty and staff data is treated as personnel information, which is covered under NU Board of Regents Policy 6.7. All data systems involved in the analysis and reporting of your test results, including this application, are designed with the highest standards of encryption and security protocols for maintaining data classified with this level of sensitivity.

Questions

If you have questions about the collection or use of information, you should contact the COVID task force by emailing covid19@unl.edu.

Changes to this Online Privacy Statement

NU may periodically update this Application Privacy Statement.

Updated November 17, 2021