Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides information about how Longview Public Schools collects, uses, and discloses your information via our website. This policy governs your access to our website, regardless of how you access it. By using our website, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information described in this policy. As used herein, the term “website” refers to www.longview.k12.wa.us and all its subdomains and related sites, including sites for which content is created and maintained by individual schools. We remind you that if you visit a hyperlink outside of our website, you are subject to the privacy policies of that site. Note: This privacy policy applies only to the online activities of Longview Public Schools.

Information Collected and Stored Voluntarily

With the exception of information collected and stored automatically (described below), Longview Public Schools does not collect your personally identifiable information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide information to us, such as by completing online forms, registering for accounts, sending emails, or responding to surveys. We may collect and store information that you voluntarily provide, including, but not limited to, name, address, title, email address, phone number, and IP address. If you voluntarily provide us with personal information, we will use that information for the express purpose for which it was intended, such as in responding to your inquiry or request or providing services to you.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following technical information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our website
  • The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website

This information is stored only in aggregate form, and it cannot be used to personally identify you. We do not use this technical information to contact you.

Cookies

We may use “cookies” in order to customize this website for return visitors. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. They are temporary identifiers that help personalize your browser session. These cookies are not required for website functionality. In addition, third-party widgets such as YouTube may install cookies depending on their configuration. You are not required to accept any cookies to use this website. You can refuse a cookie or delete a cookie file from your computer by using the method indicated when you access the application that uses cookies (i.e., your Web browser).

Use of Cookies by Third-Party Providers

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this website. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this website, what pages they visit, when they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information obtained from Google Analytics only to improve this website. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this website, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your Web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this website, the cookie is intended only for Google’s use. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this website by disabling cookies using your Web browser.

Longview Public Schools also may use other third-party advertising and analytics companies (including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter) to serve ads about our organization on sites across the Internet. Those companies may use cookies to serve you more relevant advertisements and offers across the Internet based on the information about your visit to this website or other sites.

Social Media and Third-Party Websites

Longview Public Schools uses some social media tools and websites to interact with its constituents and resource partners. Social media websites are used to publicize programs and services and engage with members of the public. Longview Public Schools does not use such third-party websites to solicit and collect personal information from individuals. This privacy policy does not apply to these third-party sites and we encourage you to read the policies of any third-party site when deciding whether to use it.

Public Records and Disclosure of Information

Washington’s Public Records Act (PRA), Chapter 42.56 RCW, broadly provides that all “records” of Longview Public Schools—including, but not limited to, written communications, pictures, and videos—are subject to public disclosure upon request, subject only to certain narrow exceptions provided by federal and state law. Any information submitted to or collected by the Longview Public Schools via this website may be subject to public disclosure under the PRA unless an exception applies. Longview Public Schools retains public records in accordance with retention schedules published by the Washington Secretary of State. For more information about public records, please refer to Longview Public Schools Board of Directors Policy 4040 and Procedure 4040P.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change occasionally. Please refer to this page for the latest version.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy or the data we collect from you, please contact us at info@longview.k12.wa.us.

Terms of Use

Linking Policy and Disclaimer

Within the District and individual school websites are widgets and other hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other organizations. These links are provided for your convenience. Longview Public Schools does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information or privacy policies posted on the sites we link to. Further, links to particular items in hypertext do not reflect their importance and should not be considered an endorsement of the organizations sponsoring the sites, the views expressed on the sites, or the products or services offered on the sites.