Kent School District Privacy Statement

Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Kent School District web site and reviewing our Privacy Statement. This statement addresses collection, use, and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of Kent School District’s web site. This notice covers the following topics:

Section A. Information Collected and How it is Used

Section B. Personal Information and Choice

Section C. Nondisclosure of Certain Personal Information

Section D. Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information

Section E. Cookies

Section F. Security

Section G. Contact Information


Section A. Information Collected and How it is Used

Information collected if you only browse this site.

If you do nothing during your visit to our web site but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

1. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);

2. The type of browser and operating system you used;

3. The date and time you visited this site;

4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and

5. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.

What we collect if you volunteer information.

If during your visit to our web site you participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information will be collected:

1. The email address, and contents of email, for those who communicate with us via email;

2. Information volunteered in response to a survey;

3. Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.

Email may be used as a means of communicating with you. If your request requires assistance from another agency your email address may be forwarded to another agency for appropriate action. Information collected from surveys and online forms will be used for educational purposes.  In addition, information provided is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.

Section B. Personal Information and Choice

You may choose whether to provide personal information online.

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information unless it is voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse Kent School District’s web site and read or download any information provided on the site.

If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, state and federal law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Kent School District as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.

Any personal information collected by the district will be used for non-commercial educational purposes.

Section C. Nondisclosure of Certain Personal Information

Kent School District may request you to provide certain personal information in order to fulfill your request for other Kent School District information or resources. You may choose not to provide this information, but if you choose not to provide it we will be unable to complete your request for sending you information or providing data to you.

Section D. Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information

You can review any personally identifiable information we collect about you by using the information in the Contact Information section at the end of this Notice. You may recommend changes to your personally identifiable information you believe to be inaccurate by submitting written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. (RCW 43.105.310)

Section E. Cookies

To better serve our users we use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with parts of the Kent School District web site. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser.

Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer.

Section F. Security

Kent School District, as developer and manager of the Kent School District web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by us. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

Section G. Kent School District Contact Information

You may contact the Kent School District as follows:

To review your personal information, or request correction of your personal information:

Kent School District
12033 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030-6643
(253) 373-7000

To offer comments about Kent School District's web site or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice:

Webmaster

webmaster@kent.k12.wa.us