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Privacy Statement

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the non-secure public website at href="/%3Ca%20href%3D"/">http://www.cde.state.co.us. This statement does not cover other CDE related websites or processes.

Overview:

  • We use your IP (Internet Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.
  • Our site's registration forms require visitors to give us contact information (like their name and e-mail address). The visitor's contact information is used to contact the client when necessary. Clients may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. In general, no personally identifiable information is gathered on the public website.
  • This site contains links to other sites. CDE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
  • Our site uses an order form for clients to request our Standards and Assessment Resource Bank CD-ROM product. We collect visitor's contact information (like their e-mail address). The client's contact information is used to get in touch with the client when necessary about their order. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
  • Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address). The visitor's contact information is used to contact the client when necessary about their responses. Clients may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
  • Our materials submission forms and Web publishing agreement ask content providers for contact information (like their e-mail address). The contact information is used to contact the content provider when necessary about their submission. Clients may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below

Reference: House Bill 02-1146 (PDF)

Definition: Personally Identifiable information is information that is about an individual. Examples of personal information include an individual's first and last name, residential address, telephone number, and email address.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information: CDE may collect some personally identifiable information about individual's who visit our site. This information may include:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address ( a numerical identifier assigned to an Internet Service Provider or directly to a computer) and domain name use
  • Type and version of browser used
  • Date and time site was visited
  • Web pages or services that were accessed at this site

The information collected from this site is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how the public is using these services. In addition, we collect no personally identifiable information unless a user voluntarily participates in activities that ask for information. Choosing not to participate in these activities will not affect the ability to use any other features on our website.

Individual's choosing to "opt-in" to specific services, such as being automatically provided information updates via email, can remove themselves from such services at any time. Opting-in for a one time serve does not constitute opting-in for all services.

Personally identifiable information shall not include information collected in furtherance of any regulatory, investigative, or criminal justice purpose; information collected in furtherance of litigation in which the state is a party; or information that is required to be collected pursuant to any state or federal statute or regulation.

Public Records: The State's Open Records Act is applicable to this Privacy Policy pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 24, Article 72, Part 2, which states: "It is declared to be public policy of this state that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as provided in this part 2 or otherwise specifically provided by law."

If personal information is requested on the website or is volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect that information. However, all information becomes a public record once it is provided and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information provided by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Cookies: Cookies created on a computer by using this website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise privacy or security. the cookie feature is used only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on a computer. A cookie file can be refused or deleted from a computer by using widely available browser options or security software. The use of cookies to view our site is not mandatory, but some functions and processes may require it.

Security: This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment.

Website Disclaimer: The Colorado Department of Education Website does contain links to other websites, including websites operated by other government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private businesses. When a user links to another website and leave our site, this Privacy statement will no longer apply. CDE does not endorse any particular viewpoint that appears on any web page that may be linked from our website. All forms of advertising are also prohibited on our website. CDE makes every effort to assure that it does not link directly to web pages that contain obscene, scurrilous, or otherwise objectionable material. If objectionable material on these pages or in any linked page is encountered, please notify CDE Webmaster immediately.

Neither CDE nor any employee of the State of Colorado (1) warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system or (2) endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system. Neither CDE nor any employee of the State of Colorado shall be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or obsolete. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.


 

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides clients the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for having their information from our records so as to not receive future communications from us or to no longer receive our services.

  1. You can send e-mail to the address on the subject web page designated for obtaining further information.
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:
Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

Address the correspondence to the name designated for obtaining further information on the subject web page.

  1. You can call the following telephone number: (303) 866-6600
  2. You can send a fax to: (303) 830-0793
  3. You can also contact: CDE Webmaster

 

Correct/Update

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.

  1. You can send e-mail to the address on the subject web page designated for obtaining further information.
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:
Colorado Department of Education, ATTN: Web Support Services, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203-1799

Address the correspondence to the name designate for obtaining further information on the subject web page.

  1. You can call the following telephone number: (303) 866-6600
  2. You can send a fax to: (303) 830-0793
  3. You can also contact: CDE Webmaster

Contacting CDE Web Management Team

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact:

Colorado Department of Education
ATTN: Web Management Team
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1799
phone: (303) 866-6915
fax: (303) 866-6940
online: CDE Webmaster
 
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