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Privacy Statement

OVERVIEW
We at Omaha Public Schools (“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 Web 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's 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.

EXTERNAL LINKS
In order to provide visitors with greater value, OPS may provide links to various third-party Web sites. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between OPS and that destination site, OPS exercises no authority over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. OPS assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, OPS cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such Web sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. However, OPS wishes to ensure the integrity of the OPS Web site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the OPS Web site or any sites accessed through OPS links are greatly appreciated.

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.

This site also gives users the following options for removing their information from our database in order to stop receiving communications or our service.

  1. You can call the following telephone number: (402 ) 557-4466 .

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 web 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:

  1. call the following telephone number: (402 ) 557 - 4466.

ON-LINE SERVICE AGREEMENT

Please see our On-line Service Agreement for other terms and conditions governing your use of the OPS Web site.

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