Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy
Please read our statement on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) carefully before using the Expert Knowledge Networks platform (the "Service") operated by Expert Knowledge Networks Inc. ("us", "we", or "our"). We operate this site in conjunction with our partners (universities and other organizations) who manage the day to day operation of their respective site (our “Partners”).
The Expert Knowledge Networks platform provides an online environment for individuals and groups to engage privately with mentors and other subject matter experts that are made available to them by our Partners.
Mentors can advise and counsel students to help them navigate complex problems. An increase of mentoring efficacy and efficiency is accomplished when both student and mentor have access to data that is generally necessary for a successful meeting. The Service provides the ability to for students and mentors to meet face-to-face, virtually or in-person, regardless of location. The Service extends the capabilities of our Partners to both enable meetings and measure the benefits of the program.
Expert Knowledge Networks takes student information protection very seriously. Access to and disclosure of student educational records and information is completely controlled by the student and no other party may gain access without the express written consent of said student. The only exception to this rule is that “school officials with legitimate educational interests,” authorized representatives of the federal and state governments for audit and evaluation of federal and state supported programs, or other provisions outlined by the FERPA document may be able to access data.