1. Non-Discrimination Statement
It is the policy of the Cumberland County Public School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, gender, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
2. CCS’ Copyright Notice
Cumberland County Schools (CCS) provides the information on this site to be read by anyone, but retains the copyright on all text and graphics, audio and video clips, and other content. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the content on this Web site are the property of the CCS, its employees or students, and may be protected by copyright restrictions. To use this information in any other way, you must strictly follow these guidelines.
Fair Use is Permitted
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from this Web site for such uses may do so without the CCS’ express permission, provided that they comply with the following conditions:
1. The content may only be used for personal, education, or non-commercial purposes;
2. If you wish to place any information on this site on your site, CCS hereby grants you limited permission for this in exchange for your adherence to these guidelines:
a. You must not charge for the material used;
b. At the top of and in the same size font as text of the material used, you must display this copyright notice: “Copyright (c) Cumberland County Schools” on each article/item used;
c. You must include a link at the top of each article/item to the CCS’ homepage at [http://www.ccs.k12.nc.us] in the same size type as the text of the material used;
d. You must send an e-mail message to Webmaster@ccs.k12.nc.us with information about what content you are using and where the article appears;
3. None of the content may be altered or modified;
4. Users must comply with all other terms or restrictions which may be applicable to the individual text, graphics, audio or video clip.
Commercial Use is Restricted
Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images or content of this Web site is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for any other purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the CCS System. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the CCS’ Office of the Superintendent.
3. CCS’ Privacy Notice
To obtain permission to use CCS’ site content you must contact us at: Webmaster@ccs.k12.nc.us. We reserve the right to change the terms of and/or withdraw this permission at any time and for any reason.
Information Collected and How It Is Used
If during your visit to the CCS’ Web site you participate in a survey or send an e-mail via an e-mail program or an HTML e-mail form, the following additional information will be collected:
1. E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
2. The Internet Protocol address and domain name used;
3. The type of browser and operating system you used;
4. The date and time you visited this site;
5. Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information is retained in accordance with North Carolina public records law and retention and schedules. We use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our Web site, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.
Personal Information and Choice
“Personal information” is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Web site.
If personal information is requested on the Web site or volunteered by the user, this information may become public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by law.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.
If you choose to send e-mail to the CCS System containing personally-identifying information, you should be aware that such communications are not secure and, in theory, could be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet. CCS shall not disclose, without parental consent, any student information that is confidential pursuant to CCS Policy JR, JRA, N.C.G.S. §115C-402, or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The school system retains control over what links will be placed on system-related websites; however, the linked sites themselves are not under the control of the school system, its agents or its employees. The school system is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The school system provides links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school system. The school system reserves the right to remove or restrict any links.
Policy Code: 3227/7322 Web Page Development
Policy Code: 3225/4312/7320 Technology Acceptable Use