Privacy Policy for SchoolNewsNetwork.org

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for schoolnewsnetwork.org. This privacy notice applies solely to the information collected by this news site. It has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identified Information” (PIL) may be used online. PIL, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person or to identify an individual in contest. The only personal information we may collect is your email address IF you subscribe to our Weekly Headlines or choose to provide comments. The Weekly Headlines operate through the provider Mailchimp. Mailchimp does not share addresses (and neither do we) and their business model is built on that standard.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect the email addresses you provide. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to anyone — period.

We will only use your email address to include you in the Headlines subscription and to offer our Reader Survey to you annually. Very occasionally, such as when we launch a new site, we will notify you of that through your email.

Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by doing the following:
Click on the unsubscribe option at the bottom of the Headlines

Remove your email from our list of commenters (if you signed up) by sending an email to snn@kentisd.org.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Cookies and Similar Technology

You should be aware that other Information and data may be automatically collected on School News Network through the use of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. The data collected through the use of such technologies does not contain personal information. Web beacons and cookies may also be used to collect, aggregate and analyze anonymous tracking data to help measure and track traffic and general user behavior such as data on our most popular articles. We may also use such technologies to help us offer you more relevant information similar to articles you’ve read to help improve our content and site performance.

Our third-party services such as our sponsors and affiliates may also use these types of technologies to manage or measure the performance of their information displayed or delivered over School News Network. Again, none of this is personally identifiable information.

Social Networking

You can also engage with our content, such as videos or through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. When you provide personal information and/or other information from you social media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) give you exclusive content, (23) personalize your online experience with us within or outside our properties, and (3) contact you through the social networking sites or directly by sending you the latest news. By doing so, you consent to the use of this information in accordance with our privacy policy.

Links

This news site contains many links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that asks for and collects personally identifiable information. We have no liability for the content of linked sites. To maintain the integrity of our site, however, we welcome any feedback about any sites we link to.

Surveys & Contacts

Participation in surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic information (such as local district, occupation, age level). Our surveys do not request names or addresses. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and reader satisfaction of this site.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails or have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you can contact us via email at snn@kentisd.org.