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The Horseshoe

Terms of Use/ Privacy Policy

By using The Horseshoe news site, users accept the terms set in this agreement. Furthermore, users agree to any rules or guidelines set by Denton Independent School District (ISD), including but not limited to guidelines established in the Acceptable Use Policy (excerpt provided below).

Using The Horseshoe news site indicates an acceptance of these terms. Those who do not agree to the terms should not use the website.

Privacy

The Horseshoe news site does not hold any personal information regarding users unless they register for an account on our website, submit our “Contact Us” form, or fill out our “Letter to the Editor” form. In the event of registration, a user agrees to provide his or her first and last name as well as an email address, username, and password. Additional information – including a mailing address and other contact information – is not required. In the event a user submits the “Contact Us” form or the “Letter to the Editor” form, a user agrees to provide his or her first and last name as well as an email address. Additional information – including a mailing address and other contact information – is not required. The Horseshoe News will never sell this information for profit, though some state or federal laws may require that basic information be provided when an open records request is received.

The Horseshoe news site is not responsible for any third-party service linked to/from this website, including but not limited to advertisements provided by the School Newspapers Online Network, that may or may not hold personal information on users.

Content and Trademarks

All third-party content, including items such as text or images, found on or linked to by The Horseshoe news site is the property of its respective owners. All other content is the property of The Horseshoe news site or its staff. Those wishing to use any content on this website should contact the Editor-in-Chief or Adviser. If no individual or department is apparent, please email our adviser, Rebecka Frey, at [email protected] to seek permission for use.

External Links

The Horseshoe news site may contain links to other websites that may not be operated by the Denton High School Student Publications staff or Denton ISD. The links may not be associated with the school district in any way. The Horseshoe news site is not responsible for the content on any external website. Any questions regarding content found on external websites should be directed to the individuals or entities responsible for those websites.

Communication Through Site

As a public entity, communication through The Horseshoe news site is subject by local, state and federal law to open records requests. Communication posted on the website may be requested by third parties not associated with The Horseshoe, and messages to The Horseshoe staff email accounts ([email protected]) may also be requested by third parties not associated with the publication.

All public comments left on any section of The Horseshoe website must refrain from vulgar or inappropriate language. Vulgar language – including profanity and comments of a sexual nature – will not be tolerated, and users found communicating with such language may be banned from the website without notice. As a student publication, the staff encourages a safe and nurturing environment for readers; any language or conduct not fitting with this environment will not be tolerated.

Miscellaneous

The Horseshoe reserves the right to revise or otherwise change the terms and conditions of this website at any time without notice.

Denton ISD Student Acceptable Use Policy

Below is an excerpt from the Denton Independent School District’s Student Acceptable Use Policy.

Denton ISD is pleased to offer students access to a computer network for file sharing, storage, printing, electronic mail and the Internet while at school. Additionally, the district provides online and cloud based resources such as Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365.

Access to the Internet, will allow students access to available online textbooks, to explore thousands of libraries, databases, museums, and other repositories of information, and to collaborate with other students and classrooms both locally and globally.

Parents who prefer their child not to have computer access should send a request in writing to the campus principal. Educating minors about appropriate online behavior such as ethical use of information, interacting with other individuals on social networking websites, chat rooms and cyber bullying is required by law and will be addressed by Denton ISD campus staff such as Instructional Technology Specialists, Librarians, teachers and counselors.

The Denton ISD Student Code of Conduct applies to electronic interaction, just as it would in any face-to-face interaction. What is inappropriate in the classroom will be deemed inappropriate online.

It is expected that users will comply with district standards and the specific rules set forth below. The use of the network is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked if abused.

The user is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and utilizing the school’s computer resources or personal computer resources used on district property. The students are advised never to access, keep, or send anything that they would not want their parents, teachers, or administrators to see.

Student News Site of Denton High School in Denton, Texas