Collection and Use of PII
SCOE’s Information Systems Department custom applications collect personal information such as the following:
- Identifiers such as first and last name, username, email address, parent/guardian contact information, mailing address or social security numbers.
- Profile information such as date of birth, gender and school of attendance or business of employment.
Requesting Changes to My PII
We provide you with the ability to exercise controls regarding our collection, use and sharing of your information in accordance with applicable law. To request changes to personally identifiable information we collect, send an email to email@example.com. These choices may include:
- Correcting, updating and deleting your information or your child’s personal information.
- Requesting access to the personal information about your or your child that we amend or delete it.
- We use the personal information for the sole purpose to provide products or services developed and hosted by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
- We neither display advertising, nor do we use your personal information to advertise to you.
- We do not sell or share your information with third parties.
- We do not host third party cookies or trackers that would enable tracking of personally identifiable information on our sites.
- We collect additional, general information about visitors to this application. For example:
- The type of browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
- The date/time visitors came to the site.
- The country from which visitors are accessing our application/website.
If you have any questions about how we collect, disclose, transfer and store your data, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CHOICE
"Personal information" is information about a person that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history, readily identifiable to that specific individual. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information; however, it is considered "electronically collected personal information."
"Electronically collected personal information" we automatically collect includes your computer’s (or network’s) IP address and statistical information about which web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (e.g., completing a request for assistance, personalizing the content of the website, sending an e-mail, or participating in a survey), more detailed data will be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the website.
If any type of personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law, including Information Practices Act of 1977, Government Code Section 11015.5, and the federal Privacy Act of 1974, may protect it. However, this information may be a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED
We do collect personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to use some of our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is voluntary.
If you do nothing during your visit to the website but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The IP address of your computer or network. The IP address is a numerical identifier used to direct Internet traffic to you and generate statistics used in the management of this site.
- The type of web browser and operating system you used.
- The date and time you visited this site.
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site.
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
- If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.
The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering website statistics. The information we automatically collect and store in our logs about your visit helps us to analyze our website to continually improve the value of the materials available. Our website logs do not identify a visitor by personal information, and we make no attempt to link other websites with the individuals who browse SCOE's website.
Government Code § 11015.5 (6) prohibits all state agencies from distributing or selling any electronically collected personal information, as defined above, about users to any third party without the permission of the user. SCOE does not sell any "electronically collected personal information." Any distribution of "electronically collected personal information" will be solely for the purposes for which it was provided to us.
SCOE may provide or distribute certain lists and statistical reports of regulatory information as provided by law, but no personal information is sold or distributed and all relevant legal protections still apply to the SCOE website.
WHAT HAPPENS TO INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO US?
If you choose to submit information to us, any private information will be used only for the purposes for which it was provided and will not be shared with another entity, except as prescribed by law.
If during your visit to the SCOE website you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:
- The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail.
- Information volunteered in response to the survey.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send to us. The information is retained in accordance with Government Code § 11015.5.
If you send us an email
You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail, with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other state employees who may be better able to help you, and this staff may be employed by a different agency within SCOE. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with any other organizations.
We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action.