Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Website (http://dpi.wi.gov) Privacy Notice
Information Collected and How It is Used
During your visit to the Website, the Website will automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
1. The Internet Protocol address and domain name used;
2. The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
3. The date and time you visited this site;
4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
5. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.
This information is used to improve the content of the DPI’s web services. This information is not personally identifiable, and the DPI will make no attempt to link this information with the individuals that browse the Website.
If during your visit to the Website you use the Website to send an e-mail to the Department, the following information will be collected by the Website: your email address; the contents of your email; and any audio, video, and graphic content that you may have included in your email. This information is used to respond to your email.
If during your visit to the Website you participate in a survey, the Website will collect any information that you volunteered in response to the survey. This information is only 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.
The Website collects no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (e.g., 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 Website.
The DPI will protect your personal information to the extent permitted by state and federal law.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information section.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and may either be used only during your session (a "session" cookie) or may be stored on your computer's hard drive (a "persistent" cookie). Cookies can contain data about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is set to allow cookies, a web site can send its own cookie to you. A web site that has set a cookie can only access those cookies it has sent to you, it cannot access cookies sent to you by other sites.
Dpi.wi.gov Practices Regarding Cookies
- Session cookies are used during sessions to assist the user in their navigation of our site.
- WISEdash secured uses server-side encrypted cookies for the last domain and the user name. This information is stored for 1 year.
- WISEdash uses server-side cookies to collect statistical usage information of the application.
- WISEdash uses encrypted session cookies for authentication to application user services. These cookies are stored for 1 day.
The DPI, as developer and manager of the Website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire DPI operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice. This information should not be construed as warranting as fail-proof the security of information provided through DPI-supported web sites.
The Website has links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you access a link to another site, you are no longer on the Website and this Privacy Notice will not apply.
Dpi.wi.gov Contact Information
To offer comments about the Website, or to comment about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, please use our contact information for here.