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Surveillance Camera Policy

KIDS CITY, LLC is committed to protecting the safety and property of our guests while respecting the privacy and confidentiality of all individuals, including employees, visitors, and children. The purpose of this Surveillance Camera Policy is to establish guidelines for the use of surveillance cameras within the premises of KIDS CITY, LLC. 


KIDS CITY, LLC has integrated the best practices of safety and security with technology. A critical component of a comprehensive security plan is utilizing a security and safety camera system. Surveillance of public areas deters crime and assists in protecting the safety and property of all individuals. 


KIDS CITY, LLC uses security cameras and a single centralized video management system to enhance customer safety and physical facility security while respecting and preserving individual privacy. All security cameras placed on property must be installed and operated in accordance with our Safety and Security Camera Procedures. Unapproved or nonconforming devices will be removed.


Information obtained from security cameras is considered KIDS CITY, LLC property and will be used for safety and security purposes and for law enforcement. Information obtained from security cameras is considered Category 2 - Private Data and must be handled with an appropriate level of security to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure in accordance with KIDS CITY, LLC Privacy Policy. 


All appropriate measures must be taken to protect an individual’s right to privacy and secure KIDS CITY, LLC information through its creation, storage, transmission, use, and deletion.

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Security Camera Installation


Security cameras may be installed to enhance the security and safety of people or property. Cameras are limited to uses that do not violate the reasonable expectation of privacy as defined by law. Where appropriate, cameras may be placed company-wide, inside and outside buildings. All camera installations are subject to federal and state laws.


Security cameras will not be installed with the intent to conduct personnel investigations, such as those related but not limited to workplace attendance, work quality, or work conduct. However, the company may utilize security camera recordings captured during routine surveillance or upon reasonable cause for suspicion that particular employees or students are violating company policy or state or federal laws, or in a civil suit or other proceeding involving person(s) whose activities are shown on the recording and relate to the proceeding. Information obtained in violation of this policy may not be used in a disciplinary proceeding against a company student or employee.


Security Camera Functions


Although the physical cameras may be identical, the security functions of these cameras fall into three main categories:

  • Property Protection - The intent is to capture video and store it on a
    centralized video management system (VMS) so that if property is reported stolen or damaged, the video may show the perpetrator.

  • Personal Safety - The intent is to capture video and store it on a centralized VMS so that if a person is assaulted, the video may show the perpetrator.

  • Extended Responsibility - The intent is to have the live video stream in one area monitored by a staff member in close proximity and to store the video on a centralized VMS.

 

Placement of Security Cameras


The locations where security cameras are installed may be restricted access sites; however, these locations are not places where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Cameras will be located to maximize personal privacy and audio will not be recorded.


Monitoring by security cameras is prohibited in the following locations: Bathrooms


All video camera installations must be visible. The installation of “dummy” or placebo cameras that do not operate is prohibited.


Access and Monitoring of Security Cameras


All company security camera recording or monitoring of activities of individuals or groups will be conducted in a manner that is:

  • Consistent with company policies and state and federal laws

  • Professional, ethical, and legal

  • Personnel with access to company security cameras must be trained in the effective, legal, and ethical use of monitoring equipment

  • Not based on the subjects’ personal characteristics including age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics

 

Company security cameras are not monitored continuously under normal operating conditions but may be monitored for legitimate safety and security purposes that include, but are not limited to the following: high risk areas, restricted access areas or locations, in response to an alarm, special events, and specific investigations authorized by law enforcement. 


For property protection, personal safety, and extended responsibility security cameras, access to live video or recorded video is limited to authorized personnel of the department which installed the cameras and other persons authorized by law enforcement.


Exporting, copying, duplicating, or retransmission of live or recorded video is limited to persons authorized by KIDS CITY, LLC and law enforcement. 


Appropriate Use and Confidentiality


Video management system users are prohibited from using or disseminating information acquired from company security cameras, except for official purposes. All information or observations made in the use of security cameras is considered confidential and can only be used for official company use and law enforcement purposes.

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