State Public Charter School Commission Web Site Privacy Policy

I. Background
Thank you for visiting the State Public Charter School Commission website. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the terms of the
State Public Charter School Commission Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use our site. The State Public Charter School Commission website reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy periodically at its discretion. This page should be reviewed from time to time so that you can be aware of any changes. Your use of the site will be subject to the most current version of the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. If you have comments about the policy or about the use of your personal information, please contact us at:

 

State Public Charter School Commission

1111 Bishop Street, Suite 516
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: 808.586.3775
Email: info@spcsc.hawaii.gov

II. General Policy
The
State Public Charter School Commission website recognizes the privacy concerns of visitors to our site and the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from them. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor's name, address, email address, or telephone number, is collected on our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

 

III. Personal Information
We may request personal information when you submit comments to the
State Public Charter School Commission website. This personal information generally includes your name, email address, and state of residence. Optional information such as your street address and phone number may also be requested.

 

The State Public Charter School Commission website uses this information to send periodic announcements about charter school news and events, to identify the author of messages or postings to our discussion groups and calendar, to identify the managers of school profiles, and to allow individuals interested in public charter schools to contact each other for networking purposes.

The State Public Charter School Commission website does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to anyone, or disclose personal information except: 1) when the purpose and manner of the disclosure has been disclosed to you prior to your providing the information; and 2) when disclosure is required by law.

 

We may also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance of our content management system software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide you with those services. Any third party who has access to our database for this purpose is bound by the terms set forth in this policy.

Please remember that any information you post in our discussion groups, our calendar, your personal profile, or your school profile becomes public information. You should use caution when sharing information as any of it can be collected and used by people you may not know. Users under the age of 18 should be particularly careful not to divulge any personal information. While the State Public Charter School Commission (SPCSC) website strives to protect and respect your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose in a discussion group, personal profile, or school profile and you do so at your own risk.

 

If at any time after joining a discussion group or registering in the SPCSC website you would no longer like to receive announcements from us, or messages from a discussion group you joined simply follow the "unsubscribe" directions at the end of any e-mail communication you receive.

If you want your personal or school profile removed from our database at any time or you want to correct any inaccuracies, you can contact us at the mailing or email address indicated above.

You may send us an email message or comment to our site without joining the SPCSC website. The message will usually contain your return email address. If you include personally-identifying information in your email or comment because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. In other limited circumstances, including requests from Congress or limited other parties, we may be required by law to disclose information that you submit.

Remember that email is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us process your request.

 

IV. Non-Personal Information
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, our website's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit including but not limited to:

 

  • the Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain.

  • the type of browser (such as "Firefox version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you are using.

  • the type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).

  • the date and time you visit our site, and the web pages that you visit on our site.

  • the address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another website.

We use this information for statistical analysis, reporting purposes, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system records website activity overall. It does not track information about individuals. We may disclose aggregated data to third parties (such as researchers) or include it in public records.


V. Cookies
A "cookie" is a small data file that websites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously in order to track traffic patterns and add functionality to the website. Cookies do not identify you personally, but rather identify your computer when you visit our site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

 

The cookies on the State Public Charter School Commission website do not collect information about you but only about your browser "session." The cookie makes it easier for you to use the SPCSC content edit section of our website without having to provide the same information again as you move from one page to another.

Your browser can be set to warn you before accepting cookies. In this case, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You may choose to refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use the majority of the State Public Charter School Commission website, but you will need to allow cookies to use the SPCSC content edit section. To protect your privacy, be sure to log out of the SPCSC content edit section and close your browser completely each time you have finished using our Web site.

 

VI. An Important Notice for Kids
In keeping with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, children under 13 years of age must have permission from a Parent or Legal Guardian before providing personal information as described above. The
State Public Charter School Commission website will not knowingly receive personal information from children under 13 years of age who have not received prior Parental Consent. When Parental Consent has been obtained, the State Public Charter School Commission website will receive and use personal information from children as described in this Privacy Policy. Any personal information from a child stored by the State Public Charter School Commission website will be deleted upon written request from the child's Parent or Legal Guardian. Deletion requests should be addressed to:

State Public Charter School Commission

1111 Bishop Street, Suite 516
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: 808.586.3775
Email: info@spcsc.hawaii.gov


VII. Links to Other Sites
Our Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the
State Public Charter School Commission website, but we also provide links to other Web sites. When you leave the State Public Charter School Commission website, you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.

​State Public Charter School Commission

 

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100

Honolulu, HI 96813
info@spcsc.hawaii.gov

Tel: 808-586-3775

Fax: 808-586-3776

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* The Commission gratefully acknowledges  former Commissioner, Dr. Peter Hanohano, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the translation of the Commission’s name.

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