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. 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. Rarely, we may notify you of new developments or important news about SNN 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 both online and offline. Many websites are now “secure sites,” including SNN. 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.

We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (list updating, for example) are granted access to your emails. The computers/servers in which we store this information are kept in a secure environment.

Cookies and Similar Technology

You should be aware that other, non-personal 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 be used to collect, aggregate and analyze anonymous tracking data to help measure and track traffic and general reader behavior such as SNN’s our most popular articles. We may also use such technologies to help us offer you more relevant information similar to articles you’ve read, or 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 your social media account, it can help us to do things like providing exclusive content or sending you the latest news. By using our content from these other sites, 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.