Murfreesboro City Schools Disclaimer/Privacy Statement

 The privacy, confidence, and trust of individuals who visit the Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) Web site are important to us. No personal information is collected at this site unless it is provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information. The following paragraphs disclose the information gathering and usage practices for the Web site.

Non-Discrimination Policy
Murfreesboro City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. Murfreesboro City Schools also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

Collection of Information
MCS only collects the personal information that is necessary to provide the information or services requested by an individual. “Personal information” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information. This is the same information that an individual might provide when visiting a government office and includes such items as an individual’s name, address, or phone number. We also collect statistical information that helps us understand how people are using the Web site so we can continually improve our services. The information collected is not associated with any specific individual and no attempt is made to profile individuals who browse the Web site. You may be asked to participate in surveys at this site. Participation is optional, and the choice to participate or not to participate will have no effect on your ability to use other features of the site.

Use of Information
MCS uses the collected information to respond appropriately to requests. This may be to respond directly to you or to improve the Web site. E-mail or other information requests sent to MCS Web site may be maintained or forwarded to the appropriate agencies in order to respond to the request. Survey information is used for the purpose designated in the survey.

Retention of Information
Records transmitted to this site will be identified, managed, protected, and retained as long as they are needed to meet historical, administrative, fiscal, or legal requirements.

Public Disclosure
Regardless of whether information is provided to MCS by personal visit, mail, or Web site, it becomes public record and is open to public inspection unless protected by State or Federal law. Public records are subject to the rules and requirements located in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 10 Chapter 7. A public record is defined as follows:

“Public record(s)” means all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, microfilms, electronic data processing files and output, films, sound recordings or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics made or received pursuant to law or ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any governmental agency. (T.C.A. 10-7-301 (6))

Based on the definition of public records, be aware that any information collected at this site could be made available to the public. Requests for public records will be examined for compliance with public record laws.

Web Site Security
The Murfreesboro City Schools is committed to the security of the information that is either available from or collected by this Web site. MCS has taken multiple steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption

Links to Other Sites
This Web site has links to many other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies or nonprofit organizations. The Murfreesboro City Schools is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites and suggests you review their privacy statements.

Contact Information
MCS welcomes comments regarding this privacy statement. Please convey any questions or concerns to:
Lisa Trail, Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Murfreesboro City Schools
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1139
phone: (615) 893-2313
fax: (615) 893-2352
email: lisa.trail@cityschools.net