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Privacy Statement

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OMAHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

OVERVIEW

 

The Omaha Public Schools (“OPS”) gateway site, www.ops.org, collects information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the individual web pages. Typically,  site usage is not associated with individual IP addresses. OPS works in a distributed information technology environment; therefore, policies and procedures for other associated sites may vary. If there are questions, visitors should contact the specific school, department, unit or organization that maintains the site.

 

We at OPS recognize your right to confidentiality and are committed to protecting your privacy.  OPS operates under the following set of strict privacy principles:

 

·        The only information OPS obtains about individual visitors to its Web Site is that supplied voluntarily by visitors.

·        In cases when OPS may need personal information to provide visitors with customized content or to inform them about new features or services, visitors are explicitly asked for that information.

·        Personally identifiable information provided by visitors (name, e-mail or home address, etc.) will not be disclosed to anyone unless visitors indicate that OPS may do so.

·        Only statistical information about our visitors as a group (usage habits, demographics) may be shared with any partner of OPS.  Personally identifiable information will not be shared at any time without the visitor's permission.  OPS employs strict security measures to safeguard on-line transactions; personal information is stored in a secured database and always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.

 

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site.

 

IP ADDRESSES

 

An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet.  All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other.  OPS collects IP addresses in order to conduct system administration and to conduct Site analysis.  If a visitor requests pages from OPS, the OPS servers enter the visitor's IP address into a log.  To maintain visitor anonymity, OPS does not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.  However, OPS will use IP addresses to identify any visitors who refuse to comply with OPS' in-house rules or terms of service, and to identify visitors who threaten our service, Site, customers or others.

 

COOKIES

 

Our Site may place cookies in the browser files of your computer.  Cookies are pieces of information that a Web Site transfers to an individual's hard disk for record keeping purposes.  Our Site may use cookies during your on-line session to deliver content specific to your interests.  Cookies allow us to avoid showing you the same ad or other message repeatedly.  Our cookies do not contain personal information.  They do enable OPS to relate your use of the Site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to our Site.

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

In order to take advantage of some of the Site’s features (such as email notification of school closings, etc.) registration may be required. Such registration may require users to give us contact information such as their name and e-mail address, and demographic information such as a ZIP code.  The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary.  Users may choose (opt-in) to receive future mailings; see the choice/opt-in section below.  Demographic and profile data may also be collected at our Site.  We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our Site, showing the visitor content that reflects their stated preferences. 

 

SURVEYS AND QUESTIONNAIRES

 

Our on-line surveys and questionnaires may ask visitors for contact and demographic information.  The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary.  Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-in/removal section below.

 

PUBLIC FORUMS

 

OPS may provide its users with chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups.  Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

 

 

CHOICE / OPT-IN / REMOVAL OF INFORMATION

 

Our Site gives users the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor. You can call the following telephone number (402) 557-4466 for more information.

 

 

POLICY AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES

 

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that such practices are subject to change.  OPS reserves the right to change this privacy policy at anytime by posting revisions on the OPS Site.  We ask that you periodically review this page to insure familiarity with the most current version of our privacy policy.  However, this privacy policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

 

CORRECT/UPDATE

 

This Site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided call the following telephone number: (402) 557-4466.

 

CONTACTING THE WEB SITE

 

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web Site, or your interaction with this Web Site, contact the following telephone number: (402)557‑4466.

 

LAWS AND REGULATIONS

 

Nothing contained in this Privacy Statement impacts, waives or modifies OPS' rights, responsibilities or compliance with or under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or any other applicable federal, state or local law or regulation.

 

ON-LINE SERVICE AGREEMENT

 

Please see our On-Line Terms of Use Agreement and the documents incorporated by reference for other terms and conditions governing your use of the OPS Site.

 

 

 

 

 

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