Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Privacy Policy

A. The Department of Education reserves the right to use "cookies" on its site. Cookies are computer programs that allow the Department of Education, among other things, to verify whether a visitor is an authorized user of the Department of Education's system and store information about a user on a computer hard drive or disk. Information stored includes, but may not be limited to, the date and time a user visits the site, and information about the user's activities while online. Any information gathered is obtained solely for the purpose of improving the Department of Education's services and providing the system with statistical information to assist in improving teaching and learning by teachers and students, respectively. Except as otherwise provided in its Internet Acceptable Use Policy, the Department of Education will not use cookies to gather personal identifying information about any of its users. Personal identifying information includes, but is not limited to, names, home addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

B. As required by the Children's Internet Protection Act ("CIPA"), the Department of Education will monitor students' online activities. Such monitoring may lead to discovery that the user has violated or may be violating, the Department of Education's Internet Acceptable Use Policy, the student disciplinary code, or the law. The Department of Education also reserves the right to monitor other users' (e.g., non students) online activities.

C. The Department of Education reserves the right to employ and review the results of software that searches, monitors, and/or identifies potential violations of the Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

D. Users should be aware that their personal files may be discoverable in court and administrative proceedings and in accordance with public records laws.

E. System users have no privacy expectation in the contents of their personal files and records of their online activity while on Department of Education system.


Disclaimer: Limitation of Liability

1) The Department of Education makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, that the functions or the services provided by or through the Department of Education system will be error-free or without defect. The Department of Education will not be responsible for any damage users may suffer, including but not limited to, loss of data or interruptions of service. The Department of Education is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through or stored on the system. The Department of Education will not be responsible for financial obligations arising from a user’s unauthorized use of the system.
2) Users will indemnify and hold the Department of Education and its respective districts harmless from any losses sustained by the Department of Education as a result of intentional misuse of the system by user.

Please be advised that the information contained here is accurate as of April 2001. Since rules and policies of the Department of Education change from time to time, it is suggested that the accuracy of the information contained herein be verified.

Please consult the Internet Acceptable Use Policy for further information.

The Department of Education reserves the right to change this policy without notice.


Equal Opportunity Policy

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, PARTNERSHIP STATUS, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER (SEX), MILITARY STATUS, PRIOR RECORD OF ARREST OR CONVICTION, EXCEPT AS PERMITTED BY LAW, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, OR STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL OFFENSES AND STALKING, AND TO MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE OF HARASSMENT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE-NOTED GROUNDS, INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR RETALIATION.

This policy is in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 503 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Civil Rights Act of 1991, New York State/City Human Rights Laws and Provisions of Non-Discrimination in Collective Bargaining Agreements of the Department of Education of the City School District of the City of New York.



Inquiries regarding compliance with appropriate law may be directed to:

Office of Equal Opportunity
65 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 935-3320
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