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Data Governance

Normandy takes data privacy and security extremely seriously!

This website is operated by Normandy Schools Collaborative (“Collaborative”). This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how information is collected, used, and disclosed by NSC concerning your use of the website so you can make an informed decision about using the sites. This Policy also applies to information collected on other websites on our behalf by third-party vendors. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. 

The Board of Education of Normandy Schools Collaborative recognizes its moral and legal responsibility to protect student privacy and ensure data security (student and staff data). Missouri’s Student Data Protection Act (EHBC-C.1B), § 43.540, RSMo. requires that Normandy School Collaborative adopt a Data Governance Plan. Data governance is an organizational approach to data and information management that is formalized as a set of policies and procedures that encompass the full life cycle of data, from acquisition to use to disposal.

The NSC Data Governance Plan applies to all employees, temporary employees, contractors, and volunteers of Normandy Schools Collaborative. The Policy must be used to assess agreements made to disclose data to third parties. This Policy must also be used to assess the risk of conducting business. In accordance with the Normandy Schools Collaborative policy and procedures, this Policy will be reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis or more frequently, as needed. 

Information collection and use 

We collect personal information when you voluntarily provide us with information for responding to inquiries, including mail, telephone, or electronic contact. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you leave comments on the Sites or in connection with your participation in surveys, social media, contests, games, promotions, and other activities on the Sites. As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) and information about that individual or his or her activities that is directly linked to personal information. We use personal information collected through our Sites for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the Sites, to respond to your requests or to monitor the overall effectiveness of the Sites. Information is kept as long as the service for which it was submitted is active.  Information may be retained afterward as a record of the service. 

When you use the Sites, some information is automatically recorded, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and your activity on our Sites. If you access the sites from a mobile device, we may also collect information about the type of mobile device you use, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, and information about the location of your device. This information may be used to analyze trends, identify system performance, or create summary statistics. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the personal information mentioned above. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the sites or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.

We may also collect certain information through the use of “cookies” or web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our sites and your experience. Information obtained from cookies and linked to personally identifying information is treated as personal information. Anonymous identifiers are random strings of characters that are used for the same purposes as a cookie on platforms, including certain mobile devices, where cookie technology is not available. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Sites or in emails relating to the Sites to collect certain information about usage and effectiveness and monitor user activity on the Sites.

If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s information to learn about these functions.   

Web analytics 

You can browse our website without giving us any personal information. We use web analytics technology, including specifically Google Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, to help us analyze traffic to the Sites in order to understand visitors’ interests and to continually update our Site to improve a user’s experience. Visit Google’s Privacy Policy to learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data. You may choose to engage Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web. 

To accomplish the district’s mission and to comply with the law, the district may need to collect, create and store confidential information, including information regarding students, parents/guardians, employees, applicants for employment, and others. The district will only do so when necessary and will take measures to keep this information confidential.