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Bristol Virginia Public Schools Internet Privacy Policy (KBE)

The Bristol Virginia School Board is committed to complying with the Privacy Protection Act, Va. Code Ann. § 2.1-377 et seq.  The Bristol Virginia School Division shall not collect unnecessary personal information by means of its website, and shall collect appropriate personal information only to the extent necessary to serve its constituents and the community.

Personal information collected and retained by the school division’s website will be maintained in compliance with the Virginia Privacy Protection Act.  Any individual wishing to learn the purpose for which information has been recorded and the particulars of its use and dissemination may contact the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee regarding this information. Any person wishing to correct, erase or amend inaccurate, obsolete or irrelevant information may do so by procedures established by the Superintendent or the designee.

The school division shall inform the public of any personal information collected through its website by posting the following privacy statement or a link to this privacy statement in a conspicuous fashion at the top of the website home page:

“It is the policy of the Bristol Virginia School Division that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body.  This website
(1)   does not require you to provide any personal information to download files or reports. Internet servers do collect communication protocol parameters from the personal computers accessing the website in order to facilitate communication and usage tracking.  By itself, this information does not constitute personal information.
(2)   may ask you to provide enough information to allow you to receive automated notice of updates to this website or additional information or products  you may request.  The following information may be collected:  name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and update desired.  If you do not desire us to use this information to establish future contact with you, we will honor your written or electronic request to the web master.
(3)   will use this information only to provide the products and services you request. Your personal information will not be provided to any other organization unless specifically stated by the Bristol Virginia School System.

(4)   If you choose not to provide us with personal information we may be unable to provide you access to certain products or services.
(5)  There are various technologies, including one called "cookies", which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Some school system web pages use cookies or other technologies so that we can enhance your visit to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.”

 Adopted:  by the Bristol Virginia School Board on February 5, 2001.