For purposes of this policy, “personal information” means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The State of New Mexico does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending us an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction with us such as completing a survey, registration or other form.
Information Collected Automatically When You Visit the NMLDS Website
When you visit this website, State of New Mexico automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet service provider. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer, which can be used to direct internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The webpages or services you accessed at this site;
- The URL or website address of the web site you visited prior to coming to this website and from which any webpage on this site was linked; and
- If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.
None of this information is deemed to constitute personal information. The information that is collected automatically is used to improve the website's content, to help State of New Mexico understand how users interact with the website, and to help make the site more user-friendly. It is also used for statistical analysis to determine what information is of most and of least interest to our visitors, and to identify system performance or problem areas. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and State of New Mexico does not sell or distribute the information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes.
Information Collected When You Email or Initiate an Online Transaction through the NMLDS Website
If during your visit to the NMLDS website you send an email to the State of New Mexico, your email address and the contents of your email will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with the public record retention provisions in the State Public Records Act. Your email address and the information contained in your email will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve this website, or to forward your email to another agency for appropriate action. Your email address is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and State of New Mexico does not sell or distribute your email address for commercial marketing purposes.
If you initiate a transaction such as completing a survey, registration or other form while on this website, the information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by State of New Mexico to operate State of New Mexico programs, which include the provision of goods, services and information. The information collected by State of New Mexico may be disclosed by State of New Mexico for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted by you.
General Information about Student Online Privacy
State of New Mexico does not knowingly collect personal information from students or create profiles of students through the NMLDS website. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information provided by any individual in an email or through an online transaction will be treated the same as information given by any adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access. State of New Mexico encourages parents and teachers to be involved in students’ Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever students are asked to provide personal information on-line.
State of New Mexico is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will ensure the security and privacy of student data.
Information and Choice
State of New Mexico does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey or complete an order form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from State of New Mexico by other means such as by regular mail or telephone, and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading most publicly available information.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through The NMLDS Website
The collection of information through the NMLDS website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. State of New Mexico will only collect personal information through said website, or disclose such personal information, if the user has consented to the collection and disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to State of New Mexico by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by State of New Mexico for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to State of New Mexico, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
Retention of Information Collected Through The NMLDS Website
The information collected through the NMLDS website is retained by State of New Mexico in accordance with the records retention and disposition requirements of the New Mexico State Public Records Act. Information, including personal information that you submit in an e-mail or when you initiate an online transaction such as a survey, registration form, or order form is retained in accordance with the records retention and disposition schedule established for the records of the program unit to which you submitted the information.
Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through The NMLDS Website
State of New Mexico limits employee access to personal information collected through the NMLDS website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, State of New Mexico has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption. These security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
The information contained in this policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the NMLDS website. For site security purposes and to ensure that the NMLDS website remains available to all users, State of New Mexico employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to its website.
Information provided on the NMLDS website is intended to allow the public immediate access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, State of New Mexico recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error. Therefore, State of New Mexico, its employees, officers and agents make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided by the NMLDS website, and deny any expressed or implied warranty as to the same.