Effective on July 2015
Information Collected by Higley and SchoolwiresYou may visit certain features as a guest without registering. Registration, however, will give you access to other features as well as the ability to personalize some. An individual who seeks access to a feature or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct any questions to Higley.
Before a child under 13 may access features that require registration, Higley must first obtain any necessary parental consent. After all necessary consent is received Higley will provide parent access to the child's profile so the parent may, at any time, review, request modifications to, or request deletion of the child's personal information.Higley and Schoolwires collect and subsequently process personal information in two ways:1. Self-Registration. If you choose to become a registered user, Schoolwires will ask for information, on behalf of the School. The information from you may be verified by Higley. So that the registration process is compliant with federal law under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you are first asked for your birth date. Birth date information is collected only to validate your age and is not stored. Children under 13 years of age are not allowed to register themselves. All information collected by Schoolwires is verified by Higley for compliance with applicable laws (such as COPPA) If you feel your child under 13 years of age has registered without your permission, please contact Higley directly.2. Pre-Registration. You may be pre-registered in one of two ways. Either way, Higley may not share personal information for children under 13 years of age with Schoolwires without first receiving the necessary parental consent as described above. The two means of pre-registration are:• Higley may share registration information with Schoolwires, either manually or via an authorized third-party system feed. Schoolwires would conduct an import of this registration information.
Additional information which is provided by Higley to SchoolwiresAdditional information may be provided to Schoolwires in other situations, for example, in connection with a customer support request or a content submission request.In addition, students, Higley employees, and other users of the host platform, may choose to post, download or upload various pieces of content and/or information and may use certain “social media”, collaboration, interaction and other capabilities of the system to exchange various categories of data, materials and information. While it cannot be known in advance all types of such information, one example is that teachers or administrators may post blogs, announcements and other information and content directly. Schoolwires has no practical ability to restrict the information, conduct, communications, or content which might be posted on or exchanged through the use of its technology, nor can Schoolwires ensure prompt removal of any such communications, information or content after transmission or posting.If you or your child provide personal information when using any social interaction, collaboration or messaging capabilities or features (such as chat rooms, blogs, message boards, profile pages, etc.), that personal information may be copied, publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without limitation as to its use by third parties. There may be monitoring or filtering tools which track or log content or information downloaded or posted. If you are concerned about any information or content that may be posted, transmitted or accessed, please contact the Higley webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. In connection with the use of PassKey Manager™ or similar solution, Higley may provide us with your or your child’s login credentials for certain software applications and web services in order to facilitate single sign-on access to these applications and services. These login credentials may include the username, password and any other required information which you selected or were supplied in order to access certain applications and web services.Higley (now or in the future) may maintain and/or present academic and other similar information regarding students via technology or software provided by Schoolwires or by third parties who have authorized Schoolwires to distribute and/or present this information. No personal information will be collected through these technologies or software.
Information from HigleyHigley administers and oversees the presentation and archiving of information supplied by content contributors designated by the Higley webmaster. Schoolwires does not supply the school-specific content. Once content is posted to the site by content contributors at the schools,, it is public information available on the Internet. If content is posted by content contributors to groups or pages with restricted viewing permissions, that content is only displayed to users authorized to see that content.In addition to supplying the content, Higley can control which individuals can be registered to use certain features and which individuals or groups are granted privileges to access, view or use personal information collected, exchanged or maintained on the site. The Site Administrator can also access your personal information, and grant rights of access to others, as it deems appropriate. Higley may also provide Schoolwires with the registration information and login credentials described above, as well as with other information about you which it deems necessary for the most effective use of the hosted features.Information collected through technologyAs noted below, we may also collect cookies, device information and web beacons in the course of your use of our technology.Privacy of children; Privacy of studentsHigley and Schoolwires is dedicated to the privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not process, collect, or entice (by use of contests, games, prizes, or other enticements) from children more personal information than is needed to access services. Higley is responsible for obtaining all parental consent necessary for Schoolwires’ collection of personal information from children under 13. Schoolwires presumes that such consent has been obtained by Higley by virtue of the School having retained Schoolwires to provide the host platform and related services. Schoolwires will not share any personal information about children with any third parties other that which may be necessary to provide services.Parents or legal guardians for children under 13 may review the child's personal information. After the parental consent is submitted, Higley staff will supply you with your child's Sign-In and Password so that you may access and review the types of personal information collected from your child. If you would like to refuse to allow any further collection or use of your child's information (or only wish to consent to the collection and use of your child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties), please contact the School or Schoolwires. If the request is made to Schoolwires, we will look to the School to validate the request and respond accordingly.Schoolwires is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of all students, whether under 13 or older, in accordance with applicable laws. In this regard, we will maintain any and all personal information in education records which come into the possession of Schoolwires in accordance with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), and will not disclose such information to third parties except with the consent of a parent, the School or an eligible student (as applicable), unless otherwise permitted under FERPA and its associated regulations. One instance in which personal information in education records may be disclosed to third parties under FERPA is if the information is classified as “directory information” by your educational institution. Please check with the School if you have any questions as to which information they have classified in this manner.
How we use information collected when hosting the School’s SolutionUser accountSchoolwires does not associate information that we collect through log files or third parties with your user account. The information is provided voluntarily by you or the School during registration. A user account is stored information that gives you access to certain features as well as the ability to personalize certain features. Your user account can only be accessed and used by you (including, where applicable, your parent or guardian), the Site Administrator and restricted personnel of Schoolwires and its contractors.Cookies and Web beacons; “do not track” signalsA cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer tied to information about you. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. Schoolwires uses session or dynamic cookies, e-tags, and scripts to let us know when a user is signed in. Once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates. We may use web beacons (single-pixel gifs) to count visitors.When you are signed in and depending on your assigned role(s), additional services become available through our menu system. Again, depending on your assigned role(s), cookies may offer the following benefits after Sign-In:• A personalized salutation greeting
• Content tailored to your role(s)
• Use of services that require Sign-In
Terms which apply to all personal information collected and processed by SchoolwiresModifications to personal informationThere are three ways personal information can be modified:1. If your personal information changes, or if you no longer want a user account on the Solution, you or (depending on the platform you are using) your Site Administrator may update or delete your personal information in your account.
2. Site Administrators can modify personal information. These Administrators only have access to their Solution’s user information. For children under 13 years of age, the School is responsible for first validating receipt of verifiable parental consent.
Higley Unified School District
2935 S. Recker Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
ATTN: Privacy Officer
330 Innovation Blvd. Suite 301
State College, PA 16803