1. Personal Information
1.1 We respect our users' privacy. intoCareers adheres to guidelines created by the Children's On-Line Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1996. Except as stated herein, or as otherwise required by law, personally identifiable information is not disclosed to any other group or agency for any purpose, nor, except as necessary to correct system problems, is individual information looked at by staff of intoCareers.
2. General Website Activity
2.1 We maintain logs of site usage in order to improve the site. We gather such in formation as how often content is accessed, frequency of responses for assessment questions, average length of user session, etc. This information is reported in aggregate and may be shared with others but cannot be used to identify individuals or the data they save in their portfolio.
3. Institution-level Reports
3.1 Schools or agencies that make CIS available to their students or clients can receive information in the form of various reports. These reports are designed to help CIS Coordinators (i.e., individual at the institution responsible for providing access to CIS) evaluate use of the CIS by their students or clients and enhance their career development programs and services.
4. Portfolios for students at K-12 Institutions
4.1 K-12 institutions are covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1996 or FERPA. Additionally, CIS is designed in accord with the Children's On-Line Privacy Protection Act of 1998
FERPA includes provisions that reflect the way CIS operates in K-12 institutions. First, portions of all student portfolios at a school are accessible to the CIS Coordinator for the institution and to designees of the CIS Coordinator. However, under FERPA, the Coordinator and/or the designees must have a “legitimate interest” to look at material in a student’s portfolio. CIS Coordinators and their designees can only view personal reflections, or notes, if the student is Opted-In. The CIS Coordinator may set a policy in which all students are Opted-In or leave the choice to the student. If the policy is set so that all students are Opted-In, the student will receive notification of this policy the first time they log in.
We maintain portfolio data as long as the school or agency subscribes to CIS. A user may delete information from their portfolio at any time, and it will be removed from the CIS database. Users reserve the right to delete their entire portfolio via a request to intoCareers or their CIS Administrator.
Schools or agencies that make CIS available to their students or clients can receive information in the form of various reports. These reports are designed to help CIS Coordinators (i.e., individual at the institution responsible for providing access to CIS) evaluate use of the CIS by their students or clients and enhance their career development programs and services.
5. Linked Sites
5.1 CIS contains many links to related
information and modules throughout the system. CIS analysts have
identified many other Internet sites that provide potentially
valuable information. These sites may provide services requiring
you to register and enter personal information such as schools
that accept electronic applications or job search sites that
these sites each user must choose whether to use their services.
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