Personal information is generally defined as any information that could reasonably be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a person’s name, address, email address, social security number, birth date, financial account information, credit card number, or any combination of information that could be used for identification purposes. We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. The website may contain email addresses of School faculty and staff. Other than by the School, use of this information for private, commercial, or political mailings and/or distribution to any outside party is prohibited.
Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection or as described here. Individuals may visit the School’s website without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information. However, certain transactions conducted from the School’s website may require the submission of personal information, including, but not limited to, applying or making a donation to the school.
In some cases, however, we may ask for personal information in order to provide the services you request. Should you decide to make an online donation or purchase, you will be asked to provide your name, contact information and credit card billing information. All of this information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. Credit card billing information is used only to obtain payment from the appropriate credit card firm and to fulfill the donor's or purchaser's request, and is not stored or otherwise retained by Sparhawk after the transaction is complete.
Some website pages may require registration of a username and/or password in order to be viewed. Some site functionality, such as automated email alerts, will require you to submit a name and email address.
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required by applicable law, the school will seek consent from the appropriate person. In the case of a student’s personal information, the School will seek the consent from the student and the parent/guardian prior to obtaining such information. Several forms used in connection with school activities request parental or student consent to the use of personal information.
The school may act as the parent’s agent and consent to the collection of students’ information on the parent’s behalf such as where a third party-operator contracted by the school collects personal information from students for the use and benefit of the students and/or the School, but not for any commercial purpose.
Information about typical third-party operators’ collection of personal information, including the types of personal information collected, the possibility of reviewing the student’s personal information and/or having the information deleted, or the opportunity to prevent further use or collection of a student’s personal information, follows below.
A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows the website to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you. The continued use of this website constitutes acceptance of such terms and policies.
Like most standard website servers, our website uses statistic packagers, such as Google Analytics, to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.
Posts to discussion forums, discussion boards and comments to blogs, are viewable by other users. When these areas are not in a password protected area, they may be viewable by the general public. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas. The Sparhawk website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under the School’s control. Nevertheless, due to the nature of internet communications, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While the School remains committed to protecting the privacy of our users, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us, and users assume the risk of interacting with the School’s website.
To learn more about how Google collects and processes information, go to: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/