ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Policy Implementation Procedures
30-2.3 Internet Privacy
“The Arlington Public Schools (APS) collects only that personal information about citizens that is necessary to provide the service or benefit desired. Only appropriate information will be collected. This website:
- Does not place a “cookie”* on a user’s computer.
- Will not track a user’s movements through the APS website.
- Collects no personal information. Internet servers do collect communication protocol addresses from the personal computers accessing the website in order to facilitate communication. By itself, this information does not constitute personal information. The Internet domain and Internet address of the computer a citizen is using is automatically collected when that citizen accesses the APS website. In addition, the identification of the page or service a citizen is requesting, the type of browser and operating system the citizen is using, the date and time of access, and the Internet address of the website from which the citizen linked directly to the APS website is automatically collected. The domain and address are used to route the requested web page to the citizen’s computer for viewing. They are sent to the APS Internet service provider or other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to the citizen. APS does not control the privacy practices of those entities. The other information collected automatically is used to assist APS in responding to citizen requests and in planning website improvements.
- On rare occasions, when a “hacker” attempts to breach computer security, logs of Internet domains and addresses are retained to permit a security investigation and in such cases may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in APS’ possession to law enforcement agencies. APS uses this information primarily in a statistical summary-type format to assess its website content and server performance.
If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website or if you choose to review or correct any information you previously submitted, please contact APS at 703-228-6005.
*A “cookie” is an electronic identification tag placed on a user’s hard drive so that outside companies can identify a user’s computer easily.