TRACKING ACTIVITY ON OUR WEB SITE
When you browse edutrax.us we track how our site is used by both visitors and our authorized customers. One way we track is by using a small string of text that is sent to your browser known as a "cookie." Cookies collect information that includes the server your computer is logged onto, and your browser type (for example, Netscape or Internet Explorer). A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address or any other personally identifiable information.
You can adjust your computer browser settings so that you are informed when a cookie is being placed on your browser. You can also set your browser to decline or accept all cookies. However, you must accept cookies in order to access the eduTrax site pages that enable you to view your district testing information. These cookies are essential for site administration, navigation, and security. See the Help topics in your browser to learn more about setting your cookie preferences.
SSL Technology and how you benefit from it
eduTrax realizes how important security is to you, so we've taken a number of steps to enhance the protection of personal or confidential information sent to or from eduTrax over the Internet. This includes student and staff information. First, we require that a "secure session" be established, using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Technology. This is done any time you supply or access personal or confidential information in one of our secure online areas.
SSL Technology creates a private conversation that only your computer and eduTrax can understand. The SSL Technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between your computer and eduTrax computer systems, helping to ensure that the transmitted information remains confidential.
The use of SSL requires two components: an SSL-compatible browser and a Web server to perform the "key-exchange" that establishes a secure connection to eduTrax Web server systems.
The technological requirements needed to benefit from SSL Technology
A Compliant Browser
- Netscape Navigator
- Internet Explorer
A Compliant Internet Service Provider
Nearly all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) automatically enable the SSL session described above. If you use your school district's internal connection to access the Internet and you find you cannot access the eduTrax secure pages with an SSL browser described above, your district may be blocking access via a "firewall." Please speak to your district's Internet access systems administrator for further details on your network's Internet access.
You also must have enabled cookies on your browser in order to access confidential information. If you have chosen to disable cookies on your browser, you will not be able to access confidential information.
User ID and Password
Most areas of the site require the use of a User ID and Password as the primary security measure that helps protect your district's confidential information. This allows eduTrax to verify who you are, thereby allowing you access to your own district's information, and preventing unauthorized access.
When you have finished using a secure area of eduTrax, make sure you always click on the "logout" link which appears on the upper-right menu bar of every secure page. When you click on it, you will be returned to the login page and end your secure session. No further secure transactions can be conducted without re-entering your User ID and Password.
You should be aware that browser software often "caches" a page as you look at it, meaning that some pages are saved in your computer's temporary memory. Therefore, you may find that clicking on your "Back" button shows you a saved version of a previously viewed page. Caching in no way affects the security of your confidential User ID or Password. If you use a computer in a public place to access your account information, simply quit/exit the browser software before leaving to minimize the possibility of anyone else viewing your confidential information.