Privacy Policy

For complete Board Policy please refer to  Board Policy Manual

Data Use and Governance Policy

The Shelby County Schools Data Use and Governance Policy is based upon, but not limited to, maintaining compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).The Superintendent is authorized to establish, implement, and maintain data use and governance measures. These measures shall include establishing data security classifications; implementing procedural, physical, and electronic security controls; managing external data requests; maintaining records regarding security access, and establishing a Data Governance Committee. The data governance measures will apply to Board employees and all Board operations. In addition, this policy will apply to all individuals who are granted access to data in conjunction with any services that they provide at the request of the Board. Any unauthorized access, use, transfer, or distribution of Board data by an employee, student, or other individual, may result in disciplinary action that may include a recommendation for termination and other legal action. (section 4.10 Board Policy Manual)

Limitations of Liability

The Board makes no warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, that the functions or the services provided by or through the Board’s technology resources will be error-free or without defect. The Board will not be responsible for any damage users may suffer, including but not limited to loss of data, interruption of services, or due to a failure to block or filter inappropriate Internet sites or electronic communications.

Although the Board claims ownership of its various technology resources, all user-generated data, including email content and digital images, is implicitly understood to be representative of the author’s individual point of view and not that of the school or school system. Students and their parents must also be aware that the Board cannot assume any liability arising out of the illegal or inappropriate use of technology resources. [References: Pub. L. No. 106-554 and 47 USC §254(h) and (l)]. [Reference: 47 U.S.C. §254(h) and (l)](section 4.9.5 Board Policy Manual)

Google Analytics

Some sections of our website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how people use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website includes your Internet network address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website administrators, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your network address with any other data held by Google. To disable Google Analytics’ tracking of your usage of our site, you may disable cookies in your browser; however, please note that by doing so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To learn more, visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview and Google’s privacy policy.You may opt-out of the aggregation and analysis of data collected about you on the Site by our web analytics vendor by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout  and downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Shelby County Schools. Please be aware that Shelby County Schools is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website to which you provide personally-identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this privacy statement, we will update the revision number and date of this webpage and describe the changes.

updated 09-03-2020

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