The Bi-County Collaborative (BICO) respects the privacy of every individual who visits https://www.bicounty.org. BICO wants you to fully understand what information we gather from you, how that information is collected, how that information is used, and how you can control the collection and/or use of information about you.
Confidential Personal Information (CPI)
There are cases in which BICO may ask you for confidential personal information, such as your name, job title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. For example, we request CPI for online shopping or transactions or for other services that require registration. BICO will not collect any CPI about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily, with the exception of your computer's IP address. The IP address is an identifier unique to each computer or Internet usage session.
Confidential Personal information will not be sold or shared with any external groups, or disclosed to any third party outside the Bi-County Collaborative.
Electronic data with Confidential Personal Information will be stored in a secure server with access limited to specifically named agency staff. Individuals or companies under contract with the Bi-County Collaborative may have access to information in the course of the service they provide to the Agency, but those entities are not permitted to use or re-disclose that information for unauthorized purposes and must sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to work being performed.
Photos, video, and names of students and staff are allowed on agency web sites for the purpose of publicizing activities or student achievement, but such information will not be used without obtaining permission via release from the subject or parent/guardian, and in accordance with state regulations.
When you do provide us with Confidential Personal Information, BICO may:
- Store and process that information to enhance your experience with BICO so that we provide a service that is relevant and easy to use;
- Use that information to contact you for informational, marketing, and promotional purposes on behalf of BICO.
BICO may give you the opportunity to share materials (“Contributions”) through various forums and blogs that BICO may make available through the Services. If you elect to submit Contributions, all portions of such Contributions will become publicly available and may be viewed by anyone. Any CPI that you elect to include as part of your Contributions will cease to be considered Confidential Personal Information hereunder.
Nonpersonally Identifiable Information
BICO may also collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information may include your interests and preferences, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the company or organizational web site from which you linked to https://www.bicounty.org. BICO may share this information with business partners, sponsors, or other third parties. For example, BICO may inform a sponsor that membership of https://www.bicounty.org is x percent teachers and y percent students. This data is used to customize BICO's content and to deliver better experience to our members and users.
From time to time, BICO will send you e-mail newsletters, calendar announcements, surveys, or other information via e-mail. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may unsubscribe or set your preferences by following the directions provided in the footer of the e-mail.
Links to Other Web Sites
BICO may provide links to various other Web sites. BICO assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites that you are able to access through https://www.bicounty.org. These links to other sites do not imply any affiliation or endorsement of a linked site.