Your privacy is important to the WV Department of Education (WVDE, we, us). If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact the webmaster.
We collect non-personally-identifying information such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the WVDE website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this website.
We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We only disclose IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors choose to interact with the WVDE in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for school closings notifications to provide a cell phone number and/or email address. We collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with us. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
If you have supplied your email address or phone number and have opted in to receive additional notifications, we may occasionally send you notices to tell you about new West Virginia education programs and promotions, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with the WVDE.
We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those who (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our websites, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of us, third parties or the public at large. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.