Website Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. This policy addresses collection, use, security and access to information that may be obtained through use of the VSDB Website.

Information Collected and How it is Used

During your visit to the VSDB website to browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our site
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used
  3. The date and time you visited this site
  4. The pages visited
  5. If you linked from another web site, the address of that web site

The information collected is used to improve the content of our web services and help us understand how people are using our pages. We analyze our website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site.

The information in our web logs is not personally identifiable, and no attempt is made to link it with the individuals that browse our website.

If you send an email message to VSDB, the following information will be collected:

  • The email address and contents of the message, including audio, video, and pictures you send us

We use your email address to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward your message to another agency for appropriate action.

Public Disclosure

VSDB does not collect personal information, but is subject to the requirements for administering information systems as established in the Virginia Privacy Protection Act, Chapter 26 of Title 2.1 of the Code of Virginia. Pages that appear after you click on a link may be controlled by a different agency or entity, whose practices are not under VSDB’s control.

Cookies

In certain applications user information is stored as “cookies,” which are then sent back and stored on the user’s computer. VSDB uses Google Analytics cookies. Information about what Google Analytics cookies are and do is available by clicking here.

Website Security

We maintain security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to ensure that this service remains available to all users, and to prevent unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Information on individuals causing damage to the web page will be traced and released to the appropriate legal bodies (such as the Virginia State Police) to investigate suspected or alleged criminal activity.

Disclaimer

The VSDB website has links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the VSDB website and this Privacy Policy will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither VSDB, nor any employee of the agency warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information

To offer comments about the VSDB website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Policy, you can contact VSDB:

By Telephone: (540) 332-9000
By Email: webmaster@vsdb.k12.va.us
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind
P.O. Box 2069
Staunton, Virginia 24402