Electronic Communications

  • The pages listed below state the privacy policy of Naperville Community Unit School District 203 (“District 203”) regarding the privacy rights of the visitors and users of the District 203 web sites (herein collectively referred to as the “Site”). We respect your concern over your right to privacy and for a secure online experience.

    By accessing www.naperville203.org and its affiliated websites, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
     
  • District Electronic
    Communications Guidelines

    Naperville 203 Acceptable Use Guidelines for Employees/Volunteers


    District 203 employees/volunteers have been utilizing technology for many years in delivering upon our mission to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors. In addition to their educational pursuits, today’s students, and those in future years, are and will be deeply engaged in electronic forms of communications and associated technologies for daily interaction with friends, family, community and larger social networks.

    Many District employees/volunteers have also utilized technologies such as email, websites, blogs, text messaging and use of social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and more, to communicate with similar groups for personal interactions. These forms of communication are dynamic, mobile, and quickly reach their targeted audience through technologies that have become an integral part of many individuals’ lives.

    As these technologies continue to advance at a rapid pace, they can become sources of significant benefit to the educational process when integrated into District 203's scholastic delivery model. While continual evolution will undoubtedly occur in this area, it is our goal in issuing these guidelines to increase awareness and understanding of these technologies as well as ensure that their use for District business meets the public and professional standards for communicating with students that we set for ourselves in District 203.

    These guidelines are designed for the purpose of:

    • Clarifying acceptable ways to use electronic communication tools when communicating with students, peers, and community members for District related business.
    • Raising awareness of the positive and negative outcomes that may result in using these tools when interacting with the targeted audience.
    • Establishing the appropriate levels of approval for the use and integration of these technologies for educational benefits aligned with our District mission.
     
    This document includes a visual matrix that uses color coding to help clarify the District's position related to various forms of electronic communication. In the visual matrix individuals or groups are categorized into either communication originators or communication receivers (also referred to as the targeted audience) to help with interpretation of the guidelines.
  • Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

     
    If you choose to visit or use the District 203 Site, any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use Policy, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Illinois. If you have any concern about your privacy while on the District 203 Site or with District 203 in general, please send a thorough description/explanation to the Webmaster so that we may review it and take any actions deemed necessary. As technology changes constantly, this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use Policy may change as well. Use of information we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. Please check our Site frequently for recent changes or additions.
  • Links to Third Party and/or
    Co-Branded Websites

     
    District 203 has and will continue to establish relationships with other community and business entities, which also may have web sites to inform or promote their services or products. District 203 will at times allow users visiting the District 203 Site to link directly to these third party web sites. However, District 203 is not responsible for the privacy practices and content of these third party web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement and user terms and conditions whenever interacting with, and prior to providing any personal information to, any third party web site. 
  • Message Boards/Forums

     
    Please remember that any information you may disclose in blogs, online discussion forums, wikis, message boards, chats or other public areas of our Site or the Internet becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in public discussion areas.