WPS Internet Privacy Policy Statement

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  • The following is intended to explain our current Internet privacy practices but shall not be construed as a contractual promise.  We reserve the right to amend our Internet Privacy Policy Statement at any time without notice.

    Winchester Public Schools maintains a public website to keep the community informed and engaged in our mission to provide a quality education to all students and to support the whole child. Your privacy is important to us.  Any data collected is used for the sole purpose of serving our community and providing a valuable experience. The division will only retain data for as long as necessary and for the purposes specified. We will never disclose, share, or sell your data to another party unless required to do so by law.

    Internet Privacy Policy icon We protect our records in accordance with our obligations as defined by applicable Virginia statutes, including, but not limited to, Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and by any applicable federal laws.  The Winchester Public School Board does not collect unnecessary personal information by means of its website, and collects only appropriate information to the extent necessary to serve its constituents and the community.

    No personal information is automatically collected from users of this website. There may be times when users of this website may voluntarily submit information to the school division when responding to a poll or survey, applying for a job, completing a user-initiated form submittal, or otherwise use the website to contact us with a question, comment, or request.

    Website hosting servers may collect communication protocol addresses from the personal computers accessing the website in order to facilitate communication and usability of the site. They may also collect analytic data such as date, time and duration of site visit, type and version of operating system and browser, clicks per link, visits per page, etc. 

Outside Links

  • Winchester Public Schools sites link to many other web resources that may be useful to you. Each school's webmaster may choose to link to external sites, which should align with the educational purpose of the school. While every effort has been made to evaluate the sites to which we link, we cannot control the content, relevance or privacy practices of outside sites.

Contact Information

  • If you have any questions or comments about the privacy statement or the practices of this website, please contact us at webmaster@wps.k12.va.us or 540-667-4253.

Website Host Privacy Statement

  • Our website does not place any “persistent cookies” or other identifiers on the users’ computers when accessing the website. Unless your browser is set to reject cookies, the website may place a "temporary cookie" on some parts of the site, which expire when you close the browser session.