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North Canton City Schools Privacy Policy

 

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Information provided on the website carries no express or implied warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose; in addition, the Board disclaims owner responsibility for content errors, omissions or infringing material, and disclaims owner liability for damages associated with user reliance on information provided at the site.

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Links to websites outside of the District or its server are included if they add information that may aid the user, and are included only as a public service. Every effort is made to verify that the links are educational in nature, and related to the District's educational mission, but the Internet is dynamic and volatile, and web pages can change suddenly and rapidly. It is not unusual to find information or images that are objectionable. Inclusion of a link does not constitute endorsement by the District of that site, or if any third-party sites to which it may be linked. The user is advised that once you leave the District's websites, even though links included on these pages, you may encounter inappropriate, illegal or inaccurate material. The District is not responsible for the content beyond its websites and District server(s), or for any fees associated with the use of an outside site. Proceed at your own risk.

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Visitors can rely on information on the website at their own risk. Time and dates are subject to change and spectators or audiences are strongly encouraged to contact the school for the most recent schedule.

Website Privacy Policy

The following policy applies only to the use of North Canton City Schools website. As users navigate North Canton City Schools website, the user will see links that, when clicked, will take the user to other websites external to the North Canton City Schools. North Canton City Schools strongly suggest that users read the privacy policies for any external site that the users visit through a link appearing at this site. In addition, users should also review North Canton City Schools website disclaimer, to learn about the terms of use of the website.

Website Privacy: At North Canton City Schools website, North Canton City Schools attempts to protect the privacy of users to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that is received through this website is subject to the provisions of the Ohio Open Records Law, §149.43 et seq., North Canton City Schools cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that users provide to North Canton City Schools or staff through the website, e-mail, social media or letters may be made available to members of the public under the State of Ohio’s public records law pursuant to a public records request that is made by a member of the public or press. This website privacy policy informs users of the information that North Canton City Schools collects from users at this website, what is done with the information collected, to whom the information may be disseminated, and how users can access it. Based on this information, users can make an informed decision about their use of this website and whether to share personally identifiable information with North Canton City Schools through this website.

Personally Identifiable Information: The term "personally identifiable information" means any information that could reasonably be used to identify a user, including his/her name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, his/her child’s name, Social Security number, date of birth or any combination of information that could be used to identify either the user and/or his/her child.

Information Voluntarily Provided by the User: North Canton City Schools website may collect voluntary information from the user through surveys posted on the website and/or through e-mails that the user sends directly to North Canton City Schools. As a result, North Canton City Schools website may collect personally identifiable information the user voluntarily submits, such as name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, so that North Canton City Schools may contact the user for follow up to his/her question, concern or recommendation. Any e-mail messages sent by the user to North Canton City Schools website will contain personally identifiable information such as the user’s e-mail address and any other information the user chooses to give to North Canton City Schools to help North Canton City Schools answer your inquiry.

North Canton City Schools website also collects voluntary information from users through surveys posted on the website and/or through e-mails that the user sends directly to any employees of North Canton City Schools. As a result, North Canton City Schools website may collect personally identifiable information that users voluntarily submit, such as name, e-mail address or telephone number, so that the appropriate employee of North Canton City Schools may contact the user for follow up to the user’s question, concern or recommendation. Any e-mail messages sent by the user to North Canton City Schools website will contain personally identifiable information such as the user’s e-mail address and any other information the user chooses to give an employee of North Canton City Schools to help North Canton City Schools answer the user’s inquiry.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored by Website: North Canton City Schools websites each use "session cookies" to allow visitors to interact with the websites and to use online applications. "Session cookies" do not allow North Canton City Schools to personally identify a visitor. These cookies are stored only on the user’s computer and may be deleted by the user.

North Canton City Schools website does collect and store a visitor’s "Internet Protocol ("IP") address," (which does not identify the user as an individual) indefinitely, as well as information about the date and time of a user’s visit, whether a file a user has requested exists, and how many "bytes" of information were transmitted to the user over the Web from North Canton City Schools website. North Canton City Schools website uses a user’s IP address to assess the frequency of visits to the websites and the popularity of its various pages and functions. North Canton City Schools will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that a user provides to North Canton City Schools with a user’s IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to a criminal investigation.

Dissemination of a User’s Personally Identifiable Information: North Canton City Schools does not sell any personally identifiable information collected through these websites or submitted to North Canton City Schools in conjunction with using functions on this website, and there is no direct or online public access to the information. However, once a user voluntarily submits personally identifiable information to North Canton City Schools related to the user’s use of the portal, its dissemination is governed by the State of Ohio’s public records law and other applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the federal Family Educational Rights Privacy Act. For this reason, part or all of the information a user sends to North Canton City Schools may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request pursuant to a public records request that is made by a member of the public.

In addition, the information that a user voluntarily submits to North Canton City Schools will be disclosed only to members of North Canton City Schools or those individuals designated by North Canton City Schools with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. The information will be used for such purposes as; answering the user’s questions, responding to any requests for assistance, generating summary statistics about usage, auditing applications and detecting fraud, aiding in the planning, design and development of North Canton City Schools website, and fulfilling North Canton City Schools legal obligations. Where appropriate, North Canton City Schools may provide the information submitted by a user through an e-mail to the person or company that is the subject of the user’s inquiry, or to North Canton City Schools or a federal, state or local government agency responsible for the matters referred to in the user’s communication. Additionally, where appropriate and with the user’s agreement, North Canton City Schools may release the information without a public records request having been received.

Moreover, the information that a user voluntarily submits to North Canton City Schools will be disclosed only to employees of the North Canton City Schools, or those under contract with North Canton City Schools with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. The information will be used for such purposes as; answering the user’s questions, responding to any requests for assistance, generating summary statistics about usage, auditing applications and detecting fraud, aiding in the planning, design and development of North Canton City Schools website, and fulfilling North Canton City Schools legal obligations. Where appropriate, North Canton City Schools may provide the information submitted by the user through an e-mail to an employee of North Canton City Schools to the person or company that is the subject of the user’s inquiry, or to North Canton City Schools or a federal, state or local government agency responsible for the matters referred to in the user’s communication.

North Canton City Schools also will collect and aggregate the information the user provides through surveys for purposes of market research to improve these websites and/or to improve the operations of the North Canton City Schools.

A User’s Access and Opportunity to Correct: The "Public Records Law" and the "Fair Information Practices Act" provide users certain rights to get information about him or her that is in the records of the North Canton City Schools. To learn more about the circumstances under which a user can get and correct this information, please read these laws.

Security: Because e-mails sent to North Canton City Schools are not encrypted, users should not send messages containing information that a user considers highly sensitive to this website. North Canton City Schools uses standard security measures to ensure that information provided by a user, including a user’s personally identifiable information, is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. North Canton City Schools also uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Additionally, because e-mails sent to employees of North Canton City Schools are not encrypted, users should not send messages containing information that a user considers highly sensitive to this website. North Canton City Schools uses standard security measures to ensure that information provided by a user, including a user’s personally identifiable information, is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. North Canton City Schools also uses software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Policy changes: North Canton City Schools will post substantive changes to this policy at least thirty (30) days before such changes take effect. Any information North Canton City Schools collects under the current website privacy policy will remain subject to the terms of this website privacy policy. After any changes take effect, all new information North Canton City Schools collects, if any, will be subject to the new policy.

Contact Information: For questions about privacy while using either North Canton City Schools and/or North Canton City Schools websites, please contact the Web Administrator at webmaster@northcantonschools.org.

Definitions: Cookies are files that a website can place on a user’s computer. A cookie file contains unique information that a website can use to track such things as a user’s password, lists of web pages a user has visited, and the date when a user last looked at a specific web page, or to identify a user at a particular website. A cookie file allows the website to recognize a user as the user clicks through pages on the website and when a user later revisits the website. A website can use cookies to "remember" a user’s preferences, and to record a user’s browsing behavior on the web. Although a user can prevent websites from placing cookies on his/her computer by using the browser's preference menu, disabling cookies may affect a user’s ability to view or interact with some websites.

An "Internet Protocol Address" or "IP Address" is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send a user the file that he/she has requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to North Canton City Schools may identify the computer from which the user is accessing the Internet, or a server owned by the user’s Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information.