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 Website 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.
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.
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.
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.
Policy Amendments and Updates
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.