Web Site Privacy Policy

ESASD.NET

The East Stroudsburg Area School District (“School District”) is committed to respecting your privacy.  This School District Privacy Policy applies to all sites on the School District’s entire domain (esasd.net) and governs data collection and usage of the web site and associated subdomains; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, or services. Please read this Privacy Policy and also the additional Terms of Use information link at the end of this policy.

The esasd.net domain is intended for use in the U.S. only.  Information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as stated in this Privacy Policy. 

1. Who is Collecting Information

The School District is collecting information on the sites at this domain, esasd.net, only.  It has no other affiliated web sites at which it is collecting information. The sites on this domain contain links to other web sites and occasionally allows other sites to use the web site and/or School District name.  These sites may have privacy policies that differ from esasd.net, and may send their own cookies and web beacons to you, and may collect data and make uses of that information that the School District would not.  Your use of the information or materials on these linked sites is purely voluntary and you should thoroughly review the legal documents on these web sites before using them.  The School District in no way indicates its endorsement, recommendation, or preferences. This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use. (www.esasd.net/terms/)

2. What and How Information is Collected

Information collected online is generally either anonymous or personally identifiableAnonymous information refers to data that is not tied to a specific individual.  For example, the School District collects what areas users visit most frequently, what services users access the most, IP addresses, referral data, browser and platform type, information about the visits to the School District's pages, daily number of visitors and their locations, daily requests for particular files and accesses to particular sections of the site. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for you. 

Personally identifiable information refers to data that specifically states who you are.  The School District collects personally identifiable information online from your registration, postings, submissions, and the correspondence you send to the School District.  This online information may be combined with offline personal information collected about you.  Examples of personal information collected include, your name,  email address, and telephone number.

The School District does not condition participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activities.

We retain all of the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeated use more efficient, practical and relevant.  You can correct, edit or update your information at any time.  You can delete your information from our online database or close your account at any time, in which event we will remove all of our copies of your information except an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet and will be destroyed 30 days after our receipt of your notice to us terminating your account, unless your account is open due to nonpayment, legal activity, legal requirement for retention, or another similar reason. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. You may request edits or removal by contacting us through the information provided in Section 8 of this Privacy Policy: “Contact Us”.

3. How Information is Used and Disclosed

The School District does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that is provided to us, except to further the purpose for which you provide the information and to those who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver the online services. These third parties have access to personally identifiable information to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.  Additionally, personally identifiable information may be forwarded as part of a complaint, or as required by law, or as pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings, or to enforce our Terms of Use and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our domain, the users of the sites on our domain, and others.

We attempt to limit access to our password protected database to only registered users, our School District System Administrators, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but we cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database.  We protect our databases through encryption and other security, and we will comply with legally applicable data protection, disclosure, and notification requirements. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties who wrongfully access our password protected database. 

4. Access and Other Data Subject Rights

a. Use of Cookies
We use a feature on your Internet browser called a “cookie.” Cookies are small text files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive.  We may use cookies for recording your personal information such as remembering user names, passwords, preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing.  Through the use of cookies, we will be able to deliver faster services, consistent, updated results, and a more personalized site experience. You can disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser, but doing so will diminish its functionality.

b. Internet Tags/Web Beacons, Other Tracking Capabilities
We do not use Internet tags, web beacons, spyware, keyloggers, or any other passive tracking on this domain.

5. Security Measures

The School District is committed to protecting the security of your personal information gathered online.  We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, accidental loss, or disclosure.  For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that is located in controlled facilities.  Only necessary authorized personnel have access to the information you provide to us.  When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol.  However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

You are ultimately responsible for the security of your username and password.  Please take care when using and storing them.  The School District recommends that you do not share your password with anyone. 

You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if several people have access to your personal computer or you are using a computer in a public place.

6. Effective Date and How Changes to this Policy Will be Handled

The School District provides its registered users the ability to access and edit the personal information on the web sites of this domain.  You can access your user profile(s) by entering your username and password.
By using this domain, without limitation or qualification, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and to receive any required legal notices about our privacy practices through the continuous posting of a link near the bottom of most pages to the current version of this Privacy Policy.

You may not use the web sites on the School District’s domain to send unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation that are outside the scope of the intended use of the domain.

7. Enforcement

The School District will enforce this Privacy Policy to the extent permitted by local, state and federal law, as well as through the School District’s Terms of Use. We may modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict the use of any portion of the web site, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice or liability. We may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason.

If you believe that the School District has not complied with this Policy please contact us at the Contact sources provided below.

8. Contact Information

The School District welcomes your comments about this Privacy Policy.  If you have questions, or comments, please contact us at:

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East Stroudsburg Area School District
50 Vine St.
East Stroudsburg, PA  18301
(570) 424-8500

or

irene-duggins@esasd.net

Terms of Use - www.esasd.net/terms

Update effective: March 13th, 2009

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