Here is how we handle information about your visit to the Orange-Ulster BOCES Web site:
A. Information that is Collected and Stored Automatically
If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store in a log the following information about your visit:
- the name of the Internet domain (e.g., xyz.com) and the IP address (a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) from which you access our site;
- the type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site, also known as the “referrer”; and
- the pages you visit and the information you request.
This information is collected in a log and used primarily for Web site-traffic analysis and to ensure the site’s compatibility with the largest possible number of personal computer systems. Orange-Ulster BOCES uses software programs to compile summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. We will only disclose this information, which may identify you, when required to do so by law (e.g., in response to a court order or subpoena). We are also required to disclose this information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. All such data files and electronic storage areas are and shall remain the property of Orange-Ulster BOCES.
B. If you Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may choose to send it by postal mail instead.
In limited circumstances, we may share the information you give us with another organization if your inquiry relates to that organization. In other limited circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.
Cookies are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site (“persistent cookies”). The Orange-Ulster BOCES Web site may use session and/or persistent cookies to collect information, but only about your visit to our site.
D. Children’s Online Privacy
Orange-Ulster BOCES does not knowingly collect, use, or maintain any information through the Orange-Ulster BOCES Web site from children who are under the age of 18. If we determine that a child under the age of 18 has provided information through the Orange-Ulster BOCES Web site, it will only use this information to notify parents that this information was received.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to the largest possible number of visitors, Orange-Ulster BOCES employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.
Orange-Ulster BOCES also employs software programs to monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic in an attempt to prevent transmission of viruses or other harmful programs from our network to other networks or computers. However, Orange-Ulster BOCES is not responsible for any damages that result from malicious programs that are transmitted through our network.
Copyright Status Notice
The Orange-Ulster BOCES Web site design, text, content, organization, and arrangement of elements are considered to be the intellectual property of Orange-Ulster BOCES and may not be reproduced, published, or otherwise used without Orange-Ulster BOCES written permission.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this Web site contain hypertext links, or pointers, to other World Wide Web sites or resources that contain information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Orange-Ulster BOCES does not control or guarantee the availability of such sites nor the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information outside of the e1b.org or wnyric.org domains. Inclusion of links to other sites is not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
You acknowledge and agree that Orange-Ulster BOCES shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any resources or information accessed through its Web site(s).