ANONYMITY AND INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY FOR STAFF MEMBERS
“THE BADGE WEARER IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN ASK OUR APPLICATION TO ASSOCIATE A NAME TO A LOCATION ON THE CAMPUS OR PROPERTY.”
CENTEGIX understands it is critically important to protect data privacy and keep individual information anonymous. Maintaining anonymity for badge holders is a primary design principle. There is no way that a school administrator can use our platform to track individual staff members.
With CrisisAlert, there are three ways that we keep users anonymous and protect their data:
Our solutions reside entirely on our private network. We install a closed network at each site with our equipment. Our solution does not use Wi-Fi or cellular networks. This “on-site network” connects via a hardwired internet connection to our application in the cloud. Badges are provided to all users within a site location that they can press to alert a crisis. There is no way for anyone to connect the location of the badge electronic identifier to a specific person at the site. The badge functionality is limited to the range of the on-site network.
The badge wearer is the only person who can ask our application to associate a name to a location on the campus or property. This request happens when the badge wearer pushes the button to request help in a crisis. That action is called an alert. The button push is the authorization for the solution to send the name and location of the person requesting help to the designated responders via our application.
There is no employee tracking feature, and there are no “on-demand” reports available to anyone that provide the location and name of a badge holder. There are reports available for alerts, in which the badge holder calls for help and authorizes the platform to provide their name and location to responders. This reporting includes information such as date and time, room-level location, and “closure code” for the alert.
When a person who has tested COVID positive – or a Department of Health – informs the district of possible exposure, the solution can be used with ContactAlert. School leadership can use ContactAlert to reduce the burden of contact tracing and the overall response to the situation with the following features:
Provide school leadership the rooms in which the badge holder was present during the exposure timeline. This information enables the school to focus cleaning efforts to the specific areas where exposure may have occurred and can help the district save time and money by not focusing on areas that have not been exposed.
Inform school leadership on the number of badge IDs that meet the exposure criteria. We do not provide the badge IDs nor the name of the individuals associated with those badges. The solution provides only the count of badge wearers who may have been exposed in a particular room.
Anonymously notify those who have met the exposure criteria. Entirely within our application, we can send an email to those badge wearers who met the exposure criteria. No identifying information – neither name nor email address – is provided to school leadership.
IN A CRISIS, EVERY SECOND MATTERS.