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Privacy Policy

Rockford Public Schools (RPS 205) is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting any personal information you share with us. You can visit our website without revealing personal information. "Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual's name, address, phone number, and social security number. In some cases, however, we may ask for personal information in order to provide the services you request. Such information will be used by RPS 205 only to conduct official school business and will never be disseminated by RPS 205 to any unaffiliated third party. All of the information that we collect from you is subject to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By using this site, you agree to be bound by these terms.

If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by you or another user, state law and federal law may protect it. This information, however is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.

Terms of Use
This website is intended to provide news and information about RPS 205. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of content.

No part of this site or its contents - including, but not limited to, the district logo or school logos - may be copied, reproduced, modified, retransmitted, distributed, published, commercially exploited or otherwise transferred without written permission from RPS 205.

RPS 205 has implemented appropriate physical, administrative, technical and organizational security measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information from inadvertent or unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. No method of data storage or data transmission over the Internet, however, is guaranteed to be completely secure. Your use of our website, and any personal information that you may transmit over the Internet to our website, is at your own risk.

Under no circumstances will the Rockford School District be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or the inability to use, this website. You acknowledge and agree that RPS 205 is not liable for any conduct of any User. As a condition of the use of this website, the User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless RPS 205, its affiliates, employees, directors, officers, agents, material or communication providers, and Internet Services Providers, from any and all liabilities, losses, expenses (including attorney’s fees), and damages arising out of claims resulting from the User's use of this website, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any RPS 205 website material, or with these terms and conditions of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the RPS 205 website.

Information Collection and Use
RPS 205 does not track, collect or distribute personal information about site visitors. However, we do collect some information about site visits. We have access to domain names and IP addresses of visitors. We compile statistics that show the number of visitors and the number of requests we receive for particular pages or files on the site. These statistics are used internally to evaluate and improve the site. The statistics contain no personal information or email addresses and cannot be used to gather such information. 

RPS 205 parents are provided access to specific password-protected areas of our website, which may contain personally identifiable information, such as student information.

Email Privacy and Spam
The website contains email addresses of faculty and staff. Use of this information for private, commercial, or political mailings and/or distribution to any outside party is prohibited. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact RPS 205.
Student Privacy
RPS 205 is committed to protecting the privacy of our students and their families. Parents/guardians may decline to have names and images of their students appear on the website. Within the password-protected pages and applications of the site, use of students' full names is allowed and students can also be identified by full name in images.
Online Transactions
We are committed to the privacy of anyone making any kind of transaction via the RPS 205 website. Should you decide to make an online purchase via the RPS 205 website, your personal information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. Credit card billing information is used only to obtain payment from the appropriate credit card firm and to fulfill the purchaser's request, and is not stored or otherwise retained by RPS 205 after the transaction is complete.
External Links
This site may contain links to other (external) sites. RPS 205 is not responsible for the privacy policies or content provided by these sites.

To the extent that the Rockford School District provides links to other websites, it does so only as a matter of convenience for visitors to our website. RPS 205 does not guarantee the safety, security, accuracy or propriety of any information, services or products offered or contained in any website linked directly or indirectly to RPS 205’s website. Your use of and access to any information or materials from any such linked website is at your own risk.  All materials, information, products and services on the RPS 205 website and third party sites are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. RPS 205 makes no representations and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the suitability of the information; the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, services, products, text, graphics, links or other items contained within this site, or the results obtained from accessing and using the RPS 205 website and/or the content contained therein. RPS 205 does not represent that the use of any information that can be accessed via our website would not infringe privately owned rights or that the availability of, or the functions contained in any such materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects or errors will be corrected, or that this site is free of viruses or other harmful malware. Therefore, reasonable efforts should be made to verify information and check out services or product offerings contained in any website you visit. You are also cautioned to be aware of, and learn about, the possibility of contracting computer viruses or malware from downloading information from this or any other website. Also, for your own protection, familiarize yourself with how to protect against Internet fraud. We join other school districts and governmental agencies in warning Internet users not to divulge information about yourself or your organization which could invite invasion of privacy, misappropriation of credit card numbers, misuse of monetary accounts or other computer related theft or fraudulent dealings. Internet users should know the people and organizations with whom they deal before giving out personal or account information and before purchasing services or products.

Using Google Analytics, we collect some anonymous information about how you use the site by setting and accessing cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from the website to your hard drive. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie terminates once you close the browser. A persistent cookie is stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. The stored cookies will not allow us to learn any personally identifiable information that you have not otherwise disclosed. At no time will the cookies reveal to RPS 205 or to others your name, email address, street address or telephone number.

The use of cookies is an industry standard, and they are currently used on most major websites. It is possible to adjust your browser preferences to alert you when a cookie is sent to your hard drive, or to refuse cookies altogether. However, this may significantly alter what you are able to see or access on the RPS 205 website. 

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