The Fredericksburg City School Board is committed to complying with the Privacy Protection Act of 1976, Va. Code Ann. § 2.1-377 et seq. The Fredericksburg City School Division shall not collect unnecessary personal information by means of its website, and shall collect only appropriate personal information 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 bottom of the website home page:
“It is the policy of the Fredericksburg City 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) 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.
2) does not place a ‘cookie’¹ on your computer, and
3) will not track your movements through the Website.”
Adopted: January 8, 2001
Legal Refs.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, section 2.1-380.
¹ A message given to a Web browser by a Web server. The browser stores the message, and the message is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages for them. A user entering a Web site using cookies may be asked to fill out a form providing the user’s name or other identifying information.