Paterson Public Schools Privacy Notice

  • Effective Date: 09/01/2023

    Welcome to the Paterson Public Schools website. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information when you use our website and electronic communications. By using our website, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


    This Privacy Policy applies to the Paterson Public Schools website and electronic communications involving the use of our systems and/or networks. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.

    Links to Other Sites

    Our website may contain links to external websites not owned or controlled by Paterson Public Schools. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external websites.

    Collection of Personal Information

    Personal information refers to any information that identifies you or could identify you. This may include data that directly or indirectly links to identifiers such as identification numbers, location data, online identifiers, or factors related to your physical, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.

    We collect personal information from you through various sources, including direct interactions (e.g., when you contact us or complete online forms) and data generated during your interactions with our website (e.g., information collected from cookies). Your use of the website implies your consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

    Site Analytics

    We collect data about how users interact with our website to improve our online initiatives. This information is gathered by third-party analytics providers on our behalf.

    Cookies & Tracking Technologies

    Our website uses persistent and temporary cookies to store preferences, track logins, and perform site analytics. Please note that logged-in users can be identified through these cookies.

    You can manage cookies through your browser settings. However, disabling cookies may impact your ability to log in and access certain website features.

    Use of Log Data

    Our website may collect personal information such as account names, IP addresses, browser details, and connection timestamps. We use this information to diagnose server issues, administer the website, analyze usage trends, improve our services, and deliver personalized content.

    Forms, Comments, and Social Sharing

    Any personal information, including photographs, shared on our website or social platforms may be accessible to other users. Be cautious when sharing personal information in these forums, as we are not responsible for information you choose to disclose.

    Monitoring of Electronic Communications

    We monitor network traffic and electronic communications within our systems or networks to safeguard their security and integrity.

    Paterson Public Schools' Use of Information

    We use your personal information for administrative, educational, research, and mission-related purposes. This processing is based on the District’s legitimate interests, legal obligations, protection of vital interests, and public interest.

    Third Party Use of Information

    We do not sell information collected from visitors to our website. We may disclose your information to third parties under the following circumstances:

    • With your Consent
    • For Service Providers supporting our operations
    • When Required by Law
    • Using De-Identified or Aggregate Information
    • Security and Retention of Your Information

    We implement security measures to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We retain and dispose of your information in accordance with our records management principles.

    EU Data Subjects

    If you are in the European Union, you have rights regarding your personal information, including access, correction, deletion, restriction, objection, and data portability. Contact us at [insert contact email] to exercise these rights.

    SMS Communications

    Paterson Public Schools offers offers the option to engage in SMS text conversations about your job application. By participating, you also understand that message frequency may vary depending on the status of your job application, and that message and data rates may apply. Please consult your carrier for further information on applicable rates and fees. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Reply STOP to cancel and HELP for help. By opting-in to receiving SMS text messages about your job application, you acknowledge and agree that your consent data, mobile number, and personal information will be collected and stored solely for the purpose of providing you with updates and information related to your job application. No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

    Updates to This Policy

    This Privacy Policy may be updated or changed at any time. Continued use of our website following changes indicates your acceptance.

    Contact Us

    If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or your personal information, please contact us at

    Last Updated: 09/01/2023