Welcome to the Franklin Hampshire Career Center (“FHCC”) website. Your privacy is one of our top priorities. The following policy applies only to the use of the FHCC web site. Other web sites have different policies. We strongly suggest that you read the privacy policies for each web site that you visit, and any external site that you visit through a link appearing at this site.
A Privacy Partnership
Your privacy with respect to the use of this Web site results from a partnership between the FHCC and you, the user. At this Web site, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive through this Web site is subject to the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10, we cannot ensure absolute privacy.
Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under that law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with the FHCC by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site.
Personally Identifiable Information
We use the term “personally identifiable information” to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
This site collects voluntary information from you only through the e-mails that you send through this site. DO NOT SEND E-MAIL OR ATTACH TO AN E-MAIL DOCUMENTS OR PICTURES OF DOCUMENTS THAT CONTAIN PERSONALLY PROTECTED INFORMATION including:
- Birth Certificate or Date of Birth
- Social Security Card or Social Security Number
- Driver’s License/ID
- Unemployment Benefit Documents
- DTA Benefit Documents
- Pay stubs or earning statements
Information Automatically Collected and Stored by this Site
This site does not collect “cookies”, but does collect and store indefinitely your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which does not identify you as an individual, as well as information about the date and time of your visit, whether a file you have requested exists, and how many “bytes” of information were transmitted to you over the Web from this site. We use your IP address to assess the frequency of visits to this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions. We will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address, unless there are reasonable grounds to believe that doing so would provide information that is relevant and material to a criminal investigation.
Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information
We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this Web site. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through an e-mail, its dissemination is governed by the Public Records Law, the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66A (Fair Information Practices Act) , Executive Order 412, and other applicable laws and regulations.
For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request. However, we will not release Personally Protected Information to the public. In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to FHCC employees with a “need to know” for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only use the information to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, and fulfill legal obligations. Where appropriate, we may provide the information submitted by you to the person or company that is the subject of your inquiry, or to a government agency responsible for the matters referred to in your communication.
We make no claim or representation regarding the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from (or referenced within) this site or sites linking to this site, and we accept no responsibility in connection therewith. Any linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or for any review, changes or updates to any such sites. Any linked sites are provided to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by us of the linked site or any information contained therein. When leaving this site, for example to go to a linked site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms, conditions and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of each linked site.
Confidentiality on the Internet
Use of the Internet is solely at your own risk and discretion and is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. We shall not be responsible for the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. You assume all risks in transmitting material to or from this site and must make your own determination as to these matters.
Your Access and Opportunity to Correct
The Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please click on the above references to these laws.
Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this Web site. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed.
For questions about your privacy while using this Web site, please contact Edie Smith at 413-774-4361 or email to email@example.com