Any discussion with the Office of the Ombudsperson, including the fact of having contacted the Ombudsperson, is considered confidential information. Neither senior University authorities nor Student Unions may access this information or the files held by the Ombudsperson.
The Ombudsperson requires your written consent before contacting the University or Student Unions about you.
However, the Ombudsperson is required to respect the law, and must disclose information contained in her files when compelled by law. In addition, the Ombudsperson is not required to maintain confidentiality if she has reason to believe that the life or safety of a person or persons may be at risk, or that a serious crime has been or may be committed, and must by law provide the appropriate authorities with the information required.