Aurora Public Schools General Website Privacy Statement
Aurora Public Schools (APS) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online website experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the APS website and related websites and governs data collection and usage. By using the APS website and related websites, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Personal Information
APS collects information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the APS website and related websites. This information can include: your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by APS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the APS website and related websites.
When filling out an online form on the APS website or related websites, you may be asked for personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. APS may also collect anonymous demographic information from an online form on the APS website or related websites, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
APS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from APS so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. APS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the APS website and APS family of websites.
Use of Personal Information
APS collects and uses your personal information to operate the APS website and related websites and deliver the services you have requested.
APS does not sell, rent or lease its collected information from its family of websites to third parties. In addition, APS may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to APS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information (see the APS Student Data Privacy Statement).
APS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
APS keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the APS family of websites in order to determine what APS services and websites are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within APS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
The APS website and related websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on APS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of APS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of APS, or the public.
The APS website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a website server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize APS web pages, or register with APS websites or services, a cookie helps APS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same APS web page or website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the APS features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the APS services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
APS secures your personal information on its family of websites from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. APS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure through the use of encryption, including the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
APS will occasionally update this Statement of Website Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. APS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how APS is protecting your information.
APS welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Website Privacy. If you believe that APS has not adhered to this Statement, please send an email to APS. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.