PRIVACY POLICY

  • Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) is committed to keeping any personal information collected of those individuals who visit our website and using our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure, and private. Our privacy policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with the Metropolitan Education District of our commitment and realization of our obligation to meet and exceed most existing privacy standards.

    THEREFORE, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to Metropolitan Education District, and thus it shall govern any data collection and usage thereof. Using MetroED.net and any subsidiary website listed below, you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement. 

    Subsidiary Company:

    Subsidiary Website:

    Silicon Valley Career Technical Education

    metroed.net/svcte

    Silicon Valley Adult Education

    metroed.net/svae

    USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

    We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us an email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non‐affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user offers personally identifiable information, it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.

    CONSENT

    Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the district will release the data under applicable law and Board of Education policy.

    COOKIES

    A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows the website to "remember" your preferences, such as calendar settings and site bookmarks on the site from visit to visit. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, selectively accept cookies, or delete previously received cookies. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.

    GOOGLE ANALYTICS

    This website uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors engage with the site. Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page you are visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. 

    LINKS

    This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and read every website's privacy statements that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. 

    COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

    This website collects various types of information, such as:

    • Voluntarily provided information, including your name, address, email address, billing and credit card information, etc., which may be used when you purchase products and services and deliver the services you have requested.
    • Information is automatically collected when visiting our website, including cookies, third-party tracking technologies, and server logs.

    Please rest assured that this site shall only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide through surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. This site intends to use personal information only for its requested purpose and any other use expressly provided.

    Metropolitan Education District may have the occasion to collect anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race, and religion, at a later time. We may also gather information about the type of browser you are using, IP address, or type of operating system to assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.

    It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to understand better how other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.

    USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

    Metropolitan Education District may collect and make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and services that may be available to you from MetroED.net. Metropolitan Education District and our subsidiaries may also contact you about completing surveys and research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered. 

    Metropolitan Education District does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of our customer lists and names to any third parties. 

    Metropolitan Education District may deem it necessary to follow websites and pages that our users may frequent to gleam what types of services and/or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public.

    Metropolitan Education District may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so by applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required to:

    • Remain in conformance with any decrees, regulations, and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon Metropolitan Education District and/or our website;
    • Maintain, safeguard and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of Metropolitan Education District; and 
    • Perform under demanding conditions to protect the personal safety of users of the net and/or the general public.

    CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13

    Metropolitan Education District does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. Suppose it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13). In that case, we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system's database. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

    UNSUBSCRIBE OR OPT-OUT

    All users and/or visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to stop receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website, please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to metroednews@metroed.net. If you want to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

    LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

    Our website does contain links to affiliates and other websites. Metropolitan Education District does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. The Privacy as mentioned above Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website. 

    SECURITY

    Metropolitan Education District shall endeavor and take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural, and technical security concerning our offices and information storage facilities to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of the user's personal information under our control. 

    CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY AGREEMENT

    Metropolitan Education District reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy. As such, we will post those changes to our website homepage at MetroED.net, so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. Suppose at any point in time Metropolitan Education District decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected. In that case, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit their information in this different manner.

    ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

    Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the Privacy as mentioned above Policy Agreement. If you disagree with our terms and conditions, you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

    HOW TO CONTACT US

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number, or mailing address.

    Email: metroednews@metroed.net

    Telephone Number: (408) 723-6400

    Mailing Address:

          Metropolitan Education District

          Attention: Privacy Compliance Officer

          760 Hillsdale Avenue

          San Jose, California 95136

     

    Last Updated: September 19, 2018