If you choose not to provide personal information on this site, you may not be able to do certain things, like access particular parts of the site or send us e-mail.
Collection of Personal Information
How We Use Your Information
When you supply Personal Information at this website, the brand whose site you entered will use for the express purpose for which it was collected ( e.g., to provide you with a specific service or to send you a message). It may also be used by the brand whose site you entered, as well as by our other brands, to contact you regarding other products and services that may be of interest to you. At any time, you may opt out of such future contact. (See “Who to Contact” below.)
At times we may retain third parties to analyze data we collect on our web sites, including Personal Information, solely to help us improve our product and our web sites. These third parties are not authorized by us to use your Personal Information in any other way.
Finally, please note that we will release your Personal Information if required by law, or by search warrant, subpoena or court order.
Notice of Social Security Number Disclaimer
Chapter 2007-251 Laws of Florida, requires agencies to notify individuals of the purpose(s) that require the collection of Social Security numbers. Duval County Public Schools collects Social Security numbers (SSNs) for the following purposes:
The Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration require a Social Security number on a Form W-4, that is used to determine how much federal withholding tax is to be collected and Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax on wages paid and later reported in a W-2 Wage and Tax Statement.
The Internal Revenue Service requires a Taxpayer Identification Number on Form W-9 which could be a Social Security or an Employer Identification number that could be used to generate a 1099 Miscellaneous Income Statement based on expenditures processed through accounts payable. Vendors with Social Security numbers are captured in the Vendor Application process.
The SAP Human Resources/Finance software program requires use of Social Security numbers as the primary personal identification of employees for wages, leaves, payroll deductions, etc.
Social Security numbers are also used as identifiers for processing fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Social Security numbers are required by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation to report wages on a quarterly basis to determine unemployment taxes due to the state by Duval County Public Schools.
Social Security numbers are requested by the National School Lunch Act from parents on the free or reduced price meal application and household verification process as part of determining a family’s eligibility for their child(ren) for free or reduced price meals.
Social Security numbers for employees and dependents are required for enrollment in health insurance, life insurance, and other miscellaneous insurances.
Social Security numbers are used by the Florida Department of Education as a standardized identification number for the required reporting of yearly certification and training information.
Social Security numbers are required by the Florida Division of Retirement to report earnings used to document creditable years of service in the Florida Retirement System.
Social Security numbers are used by the Florida Department of Education as a standardized identification number to track students from year to year and when they move from one school or county to another. Social Security numbers are used for students in grades 10 through 12 as identifiers for colleges and scholarship programs such as Bright Futures. For students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12, Social Security numbers are used as identifiers for enrollment and attendance, funding reports (such as FTE), tracking of achievement gains, and standardized testing such as FCAT. Student Social Security numbers are included in all Florida Department of Education required reporting.
For adult students and approved GED Exit Option students taking the GED exam for graduation purposes, Social Security numbers are used by the Florida Department of Education as a standardized identification number to track students.
Social Security numbers are used in the Magnet Web application.
Student Social Security numbers are also used to report to the State Department of Licenses that students have passed the written test and completed the Drinking and Driving course requirement for their Restricted Driver’s License.
The Social Security numbers of all current and former employees are confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
Other Information We May Collect
In addition, we are constantly trying to improve how we promote our web site. To help us do this, we may measure the effectiveness of our web presence by determining what you clicked on to get to our site.
Information about your computer, such as your IP address( a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using and the type of computer operating system you are using may also be collected and linked to your Personal Information. This is to ensure that our web site present the web experience for visitors, and that they are an effective information resource.
Finally, we may supplement the information that you provided us with other information that we receive from third parties. We do this for marketing purposes in order to provide more targeted products services to meet your needs.
Security of Information
We take reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure. All personally identifiable information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse.
Changes in our Policy
The 2015 Florida Statutes; COMMERCIAL RELATIONS - Title XXXIX; ELECTRONIC COMMERCE - Chapter 668; View Entire Chapter
668.6076 Public records status of e-mail addresses; agency website notice.—Any agency, as defined in s. 119.011, or legislative entity that operates a website and uses electronic mail shall post the following statement in a conspicuous location on its website: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. History.—s. 1, ch. 2006-232.
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