As Federal and State agencies, the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) requires us to protect the information we collect from you.  We respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you provide it for the State of West Virginia (National Guard) tuition assistance program.  We have always treated the privacy of our personnel with utmost importance.  You may have access to any of the information we collect about you at this site, and we will correct any errors you may find.  $0 $0 All personal information you provide to us is voluntary.  We may collect personal information about you (such as, name, e-mail address, Social Security Number, or other unique identifier) only if you specifically and knowingly provide it to us.$0 $0    We collect personally identifiable information and other information only as necessary to administer our programs.  The information you provide will be used only for that purpose.  We do not sell the information collected at this site, or any other information we collect.  $0 $0    We may share the information you provide with our employees or representatives with a “need-to-know,” or other named representatives as needed to expeditiously process your tuition assistance.  Your signed Privacy Access consent form provides us authorization to specifically share your social security number with either schools or third party associates that may be utilized to process your benefits claims.