Use of Personal Information
“Personal information” is defined as information that can be used, alone or in combination with other factors, to identify an individual. Examples of personal information include, but not limited to, a user’s name, address, telephone number, etc. The Madison Metropolitan School District (the “District”) does not collect its users’ personal information unless the individual voluntarily participates in an activity or function that requests their personal information, such as: sending the District an email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. Please note: personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personally identifiable information, it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.
However, your personal information may be considered a public record once you voluntarily provide it, and may be subject to public disclosure and inspection if not otherwise protected by state or federal law. [See Wisconsin Public Records statutes, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31–19.39]
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the Madison Metropolitan School District ( the “District”) and its schools will seek consent from the appropriate person. In the case of a student’s personally identifiable information, we will seek the consent from the adult student and/or the student’s parent/legal guardian depending on the circumstances and the student’s mental ability and maturity to understand the consequences of the proposed use and disclosure.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is personal data and/or information that must be protected against unwarranted disclosure, such as student information, private personal information, etc. that may infringe on an individual’s privacy rights and/or adversely impact their general welfare and safety.
A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows the website to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the District's site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies that you previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from the District’s website may result in the unavailability of certain functions.
Like most standard website servers, the District uses website statistic packages, such as Google Analytics, to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Some of the information that is monitored includes: internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (e.g., city, state, country, etc.), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on webpages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. However, the District may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions to improve access and navigation.
Please note: this website may contain links to other sites and the District is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. Upon leaving the District’s website, the District strongly encourages its users to thoroughly read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information of its users. The District’s privacy statement only applies to the information collected on its website and therefore, is not applicable to any other website that is linked or otherwise connected to its website.
The District’s website takes every precaution to protect its users' personal and personally identifiable information. Whenever users submit personal information (such as contact info or credit card info) via online forms, registration, or online purchase, that information is encrypted at the highest level of SSL (Secured Sockets Layer). The District’s servers that store personally identifiable information are maintained in a secure environment. Under no circumstances are individual's payment information such as credit card numbers permanently stored on our website servers.