Internet Privacy Statement

The following information explains the Internet Privacy Policy which the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools (“WJCC”) has adopted for its website https://www.wjccschools.org. This statement is intended to explain the school division’s Internet privacy practices but shall not be construed as a contractual promise. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools reserves the right to amend the Internet Privacy Policy and Internet Privacy Policy Statement at any time without notice.

Virginia Law

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools maintains our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Privacy Protection Act of 1976, the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and by any applicable U.S. federal laws.

Under FOIA, any records in the possession of WJCC at the time of Freedom Of Information Request may be subject to being inspected by or disclosed to members of the public for any purpose they may desire.

Links to Other Websites

The WJCC website may contain links to other public or private entities’ websites whose privacy practices we do not control.

Information We Collect

When the website is accessed, the information listed below is automatically collected:

  • Routing information – the Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
  • Essential technical information – identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the data and time of access.
  • Nonessential technical information – the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website and the “cookie information” described below.
  • Optional information – when you send us an email, your name, email address and the content of your email; when you fill out online forms, all the data you choose to fill in or confirm.

No other information is collected through the WJCC website except when the user deliberately decides to send the information to WJCC.

Cookies

Cookies are a small file(s) placed on your computer by web browsers that help track analytical data about you and your unique browsing experience and provide essential functions in todays modern web. Cookies may be implemented on wjccschools.org by a tool called Google Analytics.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web-based tool that collects information such as web browser used, date, time and frequency of pages visited on all wjccschools.org webpages as well as other websites visited prior to coming to wjccschools.org. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools uses information from Google Analytics to improve the quality of wjccschools.org for future and returning visitors. Google Analytics may collect specific information you have shared with Google, including, but not limited to, the IP address assigned to your computer on the date you visit. Although Google Analytics uses cookies to identify you as a unique user and details about your visit to wjccschools.org, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. The data Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools receives from Google Analytics is general demographic information about users’ browsing behaviors and does not include any specific information about a user or person. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to wjccschools.org is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies in your browser.

How the Collected Information is Used

Routing information is used to route the requested web page to the user’s computer for viewing. WJCC sends the requested web page and the routing information to the WJCC Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to the user. WJCC does not control the privacy practices of the Internet Service Provider or other entities. WJCC may keep user information indefinitely, but ordinarily the routing information is deleted on a routine basis. No attempt is made to link routing information to the individuals browsing the WJCC website. However, when a “hacker” attempts to breach computer security, logs of routing information are retained to permit a security investigation, and in such cases, may be forwarded together with any other relevant information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. WJCC may also use routing information in a statistical summary-type format to assess site content and server performance. WJCC may share this summary information with business partners when needed.

Choice to Provide Information

There is no legal requirement for a website user to provide any information at the WJCC website. However, the WJCC website cannot be accessed without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of the user’s browser to provide nonessential technical information may prevent the user from accessing or using certain features of the WJCC site. Failure to provide optional information may mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page would not be available to the user.

Comments or Questions

Questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the WJCC website or requests to review or correct any information collected by the website should be directed to the Department of Public Relations & Community Engagement, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, (757) 603-6531.