Like many other Web sites, SACOT.org makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
SACOT.org does not specifically use any cookies of it's own. The only cookies which are used across this website are those set forth by Drupal 7 (open source content management system) and any other "modules" which are utilized. These cookies are used to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. They do not contain any personal information.
SACOT.org Specfic Privacy Details
SACOT.org does not share any login data, emails, personal information, team information, address, poll responses, etc. Your address is collected for the sole purpose of identifying the closest Texas government and school districts to your home location and is not shared. Your gender and grade are collected for statistical purposes and is not shared. Your grade is also collected to allow SACOT.org to keep it's database focused on current high-school students. The only data publicly accessible is your basic user profile and any information that you choose to post in the Forums or on other public-accessible pages. Any access to personal information by the SACOT.org web development team can only be done by using logged user-name access which is subject to audit and discovery.