The Career Information System Internet System software provided at this website will be referred to as “CIS Products.” This version of CIS Products is created and maintained by intoCareers, an outreach center within the College of Education at the University of Oregon, and operated by Idaho Career Information System (hereinafter “Idaho CIS”). The purpose of any Career Information System Products is to help you identify career and education opportunities and make career plans.
Creating Personal Portfolios
Access to CIS Products is available to you through your school or the organization providing you with career development services. You may access all of the content in the CIS Products without entering any personal information. However, to take advantage of some components of this website, you must create a personal portfolio called My CIS Portfolio. You only need to enter your first and last name, a user name, and a password to create a portfolio. After you create a portfolio, you have complete control over the information you choose to save in your My CIS Portfolio. In order to make the most use of the portfolio, you will need to enter or save personal information such as your preferences and notes on why you are interested in particular careers or educational opportunities.
Idaho CIS uses security precautions to make sure any information we collect about you remains private. intoCareers and Idaho CIS adhere to guidelines created by the Children's On-Line Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1996. Except as stated herein, or as otherwise provided or permitted by law, this information is not disclosed to any other group or agency for any purpose, nor, except as necessary to correct system problems, is individual information looked at by staff of intoCareers or Idaho CIS.
General Website Activity
In general, Idaho CIS maintains logs of website usage in order to improve the website. This information is collected in aggregate and is not identifiable to an individual user. We gather such information as how often content is accessed, frequency of responses for assessment questions and average length of user session. This information is reported in aggregate and may be shared with others but cannot be used to identify individuals or the data they save in their portfolio.
Schools or agencies that make CIS Products available to their students or clients can receive aggregated information in the form of various reports. This information cannot be used to identify individual users. These reports are designed to help CIS Coordinators (individuals at the institution responsible for providing access to CIS Products) evaluate use of CIS Products by their students or clients and enhance their career development programs and services.
Portfolios for Students at K-12 Institutions
K-12 institutions are covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1996 or FERPA. Additionally, CIS is designed in accordance with the Children's On-Line Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
FERPA includes provisions that reflect the way CIS operates in K-12 institutions. FERPA requires written parental consent be obtained before K-12 institutions can release education records, unless school officials within the educational institution or local educational agency have legitimate educational interest to review such records. First, portions of all student portfolios at a school may be accessible to the CIS Coordinator for the institution and to designees of the CIS Coordinator. However, under FERPA, the Coordinator and/or the designees must have a "legitimate educational interest" to look at material in a student's portfolio. CIS Coordinators and their designees can only view personal reflections or notes if the student is Opted-In and if CIS Coordinator or their designees have a legitimate educational interest. CIS Coordinator and their designees shall not view any part of a student portfolios if they do not have a legitimate educational interest in reviewing such materials. The CIS Coordinator may set a policy in which all students are Opted-In or leave the choice to the student. If the policy is set so that all students are Opted-In, the student will receive notification of this policy the first time they log in.
intoCareers and Idaho CIS have identified many other third party websites that may help you in exploring career and education options. These third party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this website. intoCareers and Idaho CIS have not reviewed all of these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these websites or their content. intoCareers and Idaho CIS does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do this entirely at your own risk.
HOW TO REMOVE YOUR INFORMATION
Contact your CIS website coordinator to disable your portfolio. Users may also request a copy of all information Idaho CIS has collected about them by signing and mailing a letter of request to the address listed below. For this request, please include your first and last name, your user name and password, and the website your portfolio is associated with.