Web Privacy Statement:
The Davidson County Schools respects the privacy of all web site visitors to the extent permitted by law. This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which this web site collects information, the uses to which that information may be put, and the ways in which we will protect any information you choose to provide us. There are four types of information that this site may collect during your visit: network traffic logs, web visit logs, cookies, and information voluntarily provided by you through web forms, Email, and other means.
Network Traffic Logs:
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, the District employs software programs to monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage District computers or the network, and to monitor and tune the performance of the District network. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as Email headers, addresses from network packets, and other information. Information from these activities is used only for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of the District's networks and computer systems. Personally identifiable information from these activities is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.
Web Visit Logs (Analytics):
District web sites routinely collect and store information from online visitors to help manage those sites and improve service. This information includes the pages visited on the site, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser, search terms used on search engines, and other information. This site makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information: any personally identifiable information is not released to external parties without your consent unless required by law.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You:
In the course of using this web site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request information, you may sign up for a mailing list, or you may send us your address so we can send you an application or other material. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to anyone without your consent, except to the extent required by law. We do not retain the information longer than necessary for normal operations. Please contact the person listed below with questions or concerns on the use of personally identifiable information.
A Note on Email:
If you send an Email to us, it will be forwarded to those individuals (employees, school board members) necessary to address your concern. E-mail is recognized as written communication and is considered public record. If a request for public information is submitted to the district, any information contained in that Email, including the address, could be released. Also keep in mind that Email is not necessarily secure against third party interception. If your communication is very sensitive or includes personal information, you may want to contact us by postal mail or telephone instead. The information we collect when you subscribe to one of our Email lists is used solely to administer these lists and is not shared, disclosed or sold to other organizations.
The Davidson County Schools welcomes your comments regarding this Web Privacy Statement. If you believe that DCS has not adhered to this statement, please contact the Public Information Office via email: CommunicationDepartment@davidson.k12.nc.us. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.