The purpose for this statement is to inform the users of this website with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information.
The State Department of Education (SDE) takes the privacy of visitors to our web site very seriously. Personally identifiable information, for the purposes of this statement, refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. The website does not routinely require an individual to provide personally identifiable information. If, as specialized services are developed in the future, an individual is requested to provide such information, the information will be handled as it would be on an in-person visit to the office of the State Department of Education. Users should be aware that any inquiry or correspondence sent to the State Department of Education may become a public record and may be subject to disclosure under the Idaho Code, 9-337
The Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers or servers used to visit our site are noted as part of our statistical analysis on use of our website so we may better design services and improve access to them. The following information is automatically collected when an individual visits the site: IP address, date and time of request, pages or files requested or viewed, and the success or failure of the requests. The site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users and associate them with IP addresses. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of Idaho Code and federal law.
Email addresses obtained as a result of electronic communication to SDE will not be sold or distributed for use as a mailing list (Idaho Code 9-348 (1)(a). Users of the website should be aware that email is not considered a secure function. Access Idaho, the portal, and the Department of Education are committed to data and network security and quality web services. We have taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration.
Various external web links may be provided on SDE's website. Such links are provided as a convenience and the State Department of Education does not make any representations or warranties concerning the privacy protections or security of the websites. Visitors to other sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites and to have a clear understanding of how their information is being used. Privacy guidelines may be viewed at the Online Privacy Alliance.
Your comments and questions help us to serve you better. We hope your visit is rewarding and worthwhile. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please email the SDE Public Information Officer at MRMcgrath@sde.idaho.gov.