Owens FAQ
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  • Passphrase
    A unique code word or phrase that may be assigned by a student to each proxy he/she sets up. The passphrase is required when a proxy calls an Owens department and needs to have a conversation about the information they are viewing on a student. College administrators will validate the passphrase and access granted to the proxy before having conversations with a proxy about confidential information. This is done to protect the rights of the student.

  • PIN
    The acronym for Personal Identification Number

    PIN (Ozone Proxy Access)

    A “password” made up of numbers or letters that is used to login to Proxy Access.

    PIN (Financial Aid)
    A Federal Student Aid PIN is a 4-digit number or 6-character alphabetic code that is assigned to a student or parent to access Federal Student Aid Web sites and to sign a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/).

    PIN (Taskbar)
    The act of attaching a program icon to the task bar.  The program icon will stay in that location until removed by the user. 

  • Private Browsing
    This feature allows a user to browse the Internet without saving any information about the sites and pages the user has visited.

    Warning: Private Browsing doesn't make you anonymous on the Internet. Your Internet service provider, employer, or the sites themselves can still track what pages you visit. Private Browsing also doesn't protect you from keyloggers or spyware that may be installed on your computer.
  • Proxy
    The user being granted Ozone Proxy Access to a Student's Ozone account.

  • Proxy Access
    This service provides an opportunity for Owens students to grant online access to their student information. This consent is necessary to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of students and prohibits institutions of higher education from disclosing any student information, including financial information, without the explicit authorization of the student. In accordance with the FERPA, Owens Community College has established guidelines regarding access to and release of educational records. In short, FERPA allows Owens to release “directory information” without the consent or knowledge of the student, unless the student has notified Owens in advance that such information is not to be released. Owens students can grant others access to view certain pieces of information in Ozone. This is called granting proxy access, and the other person is referred to as the proxy. The most common scenario is granting a parent or spouse access to a student’s information. Access is granted by email address, so a student uses the email address of the proxy to grant the access. Questions regarding Proxy Access can be sent to: proxy_access@owens.edu