Personal Identifiable Information

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

PII refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual.

PII includes:

  • Credit Card Numbers
  • Personal contact details (such as phone, address, or email)
  • Bank account number
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth

To protect your information, do not send the above information through unsecure lines such as email, fax, or unsecure web forms.  For documents which require you to provide PII, please mail, deliver in-person, or use an encrypted web form (usually identified on the form by a lock symbol).

Please note that this includes items such as High School and College transcripts, GED, grades, birth certificates or any other government issued documents (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, etc.)