Effective Date: May 16, 2023
Last Updated: May 17, 2023
Our Commitment to Privacy
. This Policy is only applicable to this website. By using the School’s website, you are consenting to this Policy. Please read and review it carefully.
We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit the School’ website unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This Policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.
Passive Information Collection: Cookies and Tracking Technology
When you visit our website, we collect certain information by automated means. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience and enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud. In many cases, you can manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other data collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your browser. All browsers are different, so visit the “help” section of your browser to learn about cookie preferences and other privacy settings that may be available.
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and/or web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
We collect different types of information. For example, we collect information from the device you use to access the website, your operating system type, browser type, language, pages visited, time spent on each website page, time of visit to website, referring website details, domain, and other system settings. Our server logs also record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address assigned to the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique number that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.
In many cases, the information we collect is only used in a non-identifiable way, without reference to personal information. For example, we use information we collect about website users to optimize our website and to understand website traffic patterns.
Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set if they do not want web services to collect information about their online activity. However, there is currently no universal standard for sending and receiving DNT signals. Due to this lack of universal standard, it would be impossible for us to promise that we comply with all known and unknown DNT standards.
Therefore, we do not respond to DNT signals or other mechanisms that provide a choice regarding the collection of personal information about activities over time and across different websites or online services. If a universal standard for DNT becomes available, we may revisit our DNT policy.
The website does not collect personal information about an individual’s online activities over time and across different websites. To learn more about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track please visit www.allaboutdnt.org
. We also use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Blackbaud Website Statistics as third-party vendors to track usage analytics, but individual user information is anonymized, and we do not collect any personally identifying information about website visitors.
We may also use the information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to protect our legal rights and operations or the rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or of us, you, or others; and (e) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
We use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hereby disclaim, as far as permitted by applicable law, any liability for us and our affiliates and contractors for any personal information we collect in connection with your use of the website.
Use of Links
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request in advance to email@example.com
. It is prohibited to publish information found on our website without express written permission. Where text or images are posted on our website with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.
We undertake reasonable efforts to ensure that this Policy and our website are accessible to consumers with disabilities. If you experience any difficulties accessing this Policy or our website, or if you have suggestions on how to make our website or this Policy more accessible, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Choice of Law and Forum
By using this website, you agree that the laws of the United States and the laws of the State of Texas govern this Policy and any claim or dispute you may bring against the School.
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, this Policy or your use of the School’s website shall be instituted exclusively in the state or federal courts of Montgomery County, Texas.
Sending Us an Email
You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your question(s). We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.
We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We will not share your name or email address with any outside parties.
The School will only keep your personally identifiable information in its computer systems as long as needed for the purposes described in this Policy. There may be laws that require the School to keep your personally identifiable information for specific time periods.
Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our emails provide recipients the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through an opt-out link at the bottom of the email. If you want to remove any personally identifiable information from the School’s computer systems, send an email to email@example.com
indicating your request. The School will use reasonable and appropriate measures to honor your request.
The School may change this Policy at any time and for any reason. When the School changes it, we will revise the Policy’s effective date, which is posted above. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Policy on the School’s website. By continuing to use the website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.
Questions About Our Policies
If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org