D49.org Privacy Policy (Updated Aug. 3, 2023)

  • District 49 appreciates each and every platform a community member uses, as part of the district's communications strategy. This privacy policy is a disclosure document that's meant to inform you about the use of personal data or information. When it comes to your protection, other applicable laws about privacy apply, such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.

    Types of Data

    Among the types of personal data that D49.org collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: cookie, usage data, first name, last name, gender, date of birth, phone number, profession, address, country, state, email address, ZIP/postal code, city, username, password and company name. Other personal data collected may be described in other sections of this privacy policy. or by dedicated explanation text contextually with the data collection. The personal data may be freely provided by the user, or collected automatically when using D49.org.

    Any use of cookies - or of other tracking tools - by D49.org or by the owners of third party services used by D49.org, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the user. Failure to provide certain personal data may make it impossible for D49.org to provide its services. Users are responsible for any personal data of third parties obtained, published or shared through D49.org and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the data to District 49. The data concerning the user is collected to allow District 49 to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: analytics, contacting the user and registration and authentication.

    You have the right, at any time, to know whether your personal data has been stored and can consult District 49 to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to District 49 using its online contact form, calling its central office at 719.495.1100, or visiting its central office at 10850 East Woodmen Road in Peyton, Colorado.

    Web Developer (Blackboard/Finalsite)

    District 49's website solution at D49.org is provided by Blackboard / Finalsite.  Blackboard / Finalsite is committed to protecting your privacy. Its privacy policy was developed to give you a full understanding of terms and conditions relating to the handling of certain personal information, which may be collected by Blackboard / Finalsite. Its privacy policy applies to personal information collected on websites, applications or other web-based environments provided and hosted by Blackboard / Finalsite for District 49 and its schools.

    Blackboard / Finalsite privacy policy pertains only to the personal information that Schoolwires collects from you or that is provided to us by District 49, where Blackboard / Finalsite serve as the data processor on District 49’s behalf. Personal information is information that identifies a particular individual, such as a person’s first and last name, postal address, e-mail address and phone number.

    Student Information System (PowerSchool)

    District 49's student information system solution is provided by PowerSchool (privacy policy). The system requires a username, password, and account information. While D49.org may link to PowerSchool, the system does not transmit to or receive personal information from D49.org. Individual, personally identifiable student records collected and maintained by District 49 shall be accessible only to authorized education officials for auditing, monitoring, and evaluating local, state, and federal education programs or for completing local, federal, or state-mandated activities requiring access to such records. Access to individual student records is stringently controlled through technical security conventions and procedures. Appropriate usernames, passwords, and other sign-in credentials are assigned to users to establish each user's data access authority only to the records or data elements required to complete local, federal, or state-mandated activities. Parents and guardians of students are provided system access credentials, but only to access their student records and personal information. Parents and guardians may access these records and information electronically or by visiting their school registrar.

    Learning Management System (Schoology)

    Schoology District 49's learning management system solution is provided by Schoology (privacy policy). Like the district's student information system, this learning management system requires its own username, password and account information to access it. While D49.org may link to Schoology, the system does not transmit to, or receive personal information from, D49.org. Schoology is a cloud-based learning management system and configurable social network for education. The platform provides a full suite of learning management tools, including an online gradebook, attendance, test/quizzes, discussion boards, blogs, and collaborative course and group pages. In order to promote student and teacher engagement, Schoology aims to leverage the familiarity and advantages of popular social media tools to promote communication and collaboration outside of the classroom. The social network permits multiple organizations to participate in shared classes, groups, and discussions.

    Schoology, provided by Schoology, Inc. with permission of District 49, is made available to users subject to its terms of use in the Schoology service agreement. By using and accessing this service, you are agreeing to be bound by, and to comply with, its terms of use and any other terms of use or terms of service posted on any individual page of this service. 

    Live Chat, Ticketing Support System (LiveChat)

    LiveChat District 49's website live chat and ticketing solution is provided by LiveChat (privacy policy). LiveChat's privacy policy contains information about collecting users’ personal data, products and services offered or performed by LiveChat, and the manner of its processing. Due to the implementation of comprehensive security regulations, personal data provided by website and mobile application users is of highest security standards. LiveChat complies with the U.S.–E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S.–Swiss Safe Harbor framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. LiveChat has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view LiveChat, Inc.’s certification, please visit Export.gov/Safeharbor.



    Google Analytics District 49's website analytics solution is provided by Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. The service enables District 49 to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of user behavior. Google uses the data collected to track and examine the use of D49.org, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal data collected: cookie and usage data.

    Contact Forms, Surveys (D49.org)

    By filling in the contact form with their data, you authorize District 49 to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header. Personal data collected: address, city, country, date of birth, email address, first name, last name, gender, phone number, profession, state and ZIP/postal code.

    From time to time, District 49 may request information from you through surveys or feedback forms. Participation is voluntary. Information collected is used for the purposes of improving educational products or services, as well as understanding our community. No personal information collected in this manner will be used or disclosed except in compliance with this, or the Blackboard / Finalsite, privacy policy.

    District 49 Mailing Lists (ParentLink) 

    By registering for a District 49 mailing list, the user’s email address is added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning District 49. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to D49.org or enrolling in its schools. Personal data collected: address, city, company name, cookie, country, date of birth, email address, first name, gender, last name, phone number, profession, state, usage data and ZIP/postal code.


    District 49 is committed to permission-based email marketing, ParentLink (part of the Blackboard / Finalsite platform) the district's email marketing solution. This commitment is consistent with ensuring the highest levels of deliverability. We adhere to a permission marketing policy. As part of this policy, we cannot send unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as “spam”, through our email marketing application. In simplest terms, “spam” is an email message sent to a group of recipients who have not explicitly requested to receive it. This extends beyond the minimum legal requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and is essential for minimizing complaints resulting from email messages. Bronto’s email marketing application can only be used to send messages to email addresses that have provided explicit and deliberate permission. 

    Additional Information About Data Collection and Processing

    Legal action

    The user's personal data may be used for legal purposes by District 49, in court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of D49.org or the related services. The user declares to be aware that the District 49 may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

    Additional information about user's personal data

    In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, D49.org may provide the user with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of personal data upon request.

    System logs and maintenance

    For operation and maintenance purposes, D49.org and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with D49.org (system logs) or use for this purpose other personal data (such as IP address).

    Information not contained in this policy

    More details concerning the collection or processing of personal data may be requested from District 49 at any time. You can contact the district using its online contact form, by calling its central office at 719.495.1100, or visiting its central office at 10850 East Woodmen Road in Peyton, Colorado.

    The rights of users
    D49.org does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

    Changes to this privacy policy

    The District 49 reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a user objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the user must cease using D49.org and can request that the District 49 removes the personal data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all personal data the District 49 has about users.