Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Copyright Status Notice 
The Southern Westchester BOCES Web site design, text, content, organization, and arrangement of elements are considered to be the intellectual property of Southern Westchester BOCES and may not be reproduced, published, or otherwise used without Southern Westchester BOCES written permission.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on this Web site contain hypertext links, or pointers, to other World Wide Web sites or resources that contain information created and maintained by other public and private organizations.  Southern Westchester BOCES does not control or guarantee the availability of such sites nor the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information outside of the or domains.  Inclusion of links to other sites is not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

You acknowledge and agree that Southern Westchester BOCES shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any resources or information accessed through its Web site(s).

Errors and Corrections Notice
Southern Westchester BOCES does not warrant or represent that its Web site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be discovered and/or corrected.  Southern Westchester BOCES does not warrant or represent that the information available on or through its Web sites will be correct, accurate, complete, timely, or otherwise reliable.

Privacy Notice
Here is how we handle information about your visit to the Southern Westchester BOCES Web sites:

A.       Information that is Collected and Stored Automatically

            If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store in a log the following information about your visit:

            1.         the name of the Internet domain (e.g., and the IP address (a unique number that is                automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) from which you access our site;

            2.         the type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;

            3.         the date and time you access our site;

            4.         the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site, also known as the “referrer”; and

            5.         the pages you visit and the information you request.

            This information is collected in a log and used primarily for Web site-traffic analysis and to ensure the site’s compatibility with the largest possible number of personal computer systems.  Southern Westchester BOCES uses software programs to compile summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.  We will only disclose this information, which may identify you, when required to do so by law (e.g., in response to a court order or subpoena).  We are also required to disclose this information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.  All such data files and electronic storage areas are and shall remain the property of Southern Westchester BOCES.

B.         If you Send Us Personal Information

            If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception.  If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may choose to send it by postal mail instead.

          In limited circumstances, we may share the information you give us with another organization if your inquiry relates to that organization.  In other limited circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

C.        Cookies
            Cookies are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site (“persistent cookies”). The Southern Westchester BOCES Web site may use session and/or persistent cookies to collect information, but only about your visit to our site.

D.        Children’s Online Privacy
            Southern Westchester BOCES does not knowingly collect, use, or maintain any information through the Southern Westchester BOCES Web site from children who are under the age of 18.  If we determine that a child under the age of 18 has provided information through the Southern Westchester BOCES Web site, it will only use this information to notify parents that this information was received.

Security Notice
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to the largest possible number of visitors, Southern Westchester BOCES employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.  Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.  Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.  

Southern Westchester BOCES also employs software programs to monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic in an attempt to prevent transmission of viruses or other harmful programs from our network to other networks or computers.  However, Southern Westchester BOCES is not responsible for any damages that result from malicious programs that are transmitted through our network.