These Internet pages are provided as a public service by Erie County Technical School (ECTS).
Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
Site Management Data
ECTS Web servers automatically collect information for site management and for statistical purposes. This computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalized or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as visiting or purchasing on sites. In providing interest-based ads, we follow the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (a coalition of marketing, online advertising, and consumer advocacy organizations).
We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed toward. Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.
Consent to Voluntary Information Collection and Sharing
All the information users submit to ECTS is done on a voluntary basis. When a user clicks the "Submit" button on any of the Web forms found on ECTS's sites they are indicating voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined in this policy. We do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) unless you provide it. In all cases, the information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users. Any information provided through one of our Web forms is removed from Web servers, increasing the protection for this information.
How e-mail is handled
We use information you send us by e-mail only for the purpose for which it is submitted (e.g., to answer a question, to send information). In addition, if you do choose to provide information, it is only used to respond to your request (e.g., addressing a package to send you pamphlets or booklets) or to provide a service you are requesting (e.g., email notifications). Information we receive by e-mail is disclosed to the public only pursuant to the laws and policies governing the dissemination of information. However, information submitted to ECTS becomes a record and therefore might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.
How information is used
The information ECTS collects is used for a variety of purposes (e.g., E-spotter forms, product user survey forms). We make every effort to clearly disclose at the point of collection how information is used and allow our Web site visitor to determine whether they wish to provide the information.
How long information is retained
We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by statute, policy or both.
Interaction with Children
The ECTS offers educational content to children under 13. No personally identifiable information is collected from these visitors unless voluntarily submitted as a request for information or services. The information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users.
Privacy Act System of Records
The ECTS does not maintain and retrieve information submitted to it based upon personal identifiers (name, email addresses, etc.). Consequently, ECTS Web sites do not use or collect information for any Privacy Act System of Records.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the information on our Web sites. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction.
If for some reason you believe this site has not adhered to these principles, please notify the Erie County Technical School's Information Systems & Technology Manager by e-mail. If our web pages are not fully in compliance with our stated policies, they will be corrected.
Revised November 26, 2014
The Erie County Technical School is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered organization and pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution