Kent Place School recognizes the importance of explaining our privacy policies to users of our Site and protecting the privacy of Personally Identifiable Information we obtain through the site. Personally Identifiable Information is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity—such as name, social security number, biometric data records—either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual (e.g., date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.).
Use of Links
Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you would like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Link Request."
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to email@example.com. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.
We have created this policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect Personally Identifying Information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to voluntarily provide such information to us so that we can serve the user’s needs and our legitimate business purposes. We consider the following to be examples of Personally Identifiable Information but there may be others: your first and last name, email address, home address, phone number, date of birth, credit card information and certain other information, such as a Social Security Number, if it is linked with your Personally Identifiable Information. We strongly recommend that you not use your Social Security Number or any other important ID as a user ID or password for this Site or others. Again, 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.
We exercise commercially reasonable care otherwise not to share, disclose or sell the Personally Identifiable Information of users to third-parties, except with the prior approval of the user. You agree that Kent Place School shall not be liable for Kent Place School’s or any Partner’s breach of any security safeguards.
Users should be reminded that any Personally Identifiable Information that is voluntarily posted by a user to a public area of a Kent Place Web site (for example, a posting to a blog bulletin board or chat room) might be collected and used by others. We cannot prevent such uses. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your user content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or stored your user content. Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on the Website is a violation of the Kent Place School Terms of Service, and should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Notice To Parents, Teachers And Children
PARENTS AND TEACHERS: We encourage parents, guardians and teachers to spend time with their Children (Children 12 and under) when their Children engage in the on-line activities on this Site. We will never request Personally Identifiable Information from a Child in any of our public postings areas. We do not require a Child to disclose more Personally Identifiable Information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the on-line activity. No Personally Identifiable Information of children should be submitted to or posted on this Site by Children without the consent of their parent or guardian. We encourage parents to help us protect their Children’s privacy by instructing them never to provide Personally Identifiable Information on this Site or any other website without parental permission.
CHILDREN: Please do not give your full name, email address, home address, telephone number or any other Personally Identifiable Information that would enable someone to contact you either on-line or off-line, without first asking your parent or guardian and teacher for permission.
We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from Children on this Site either directly or passively except when a Child may voluntarily submit such information through a “Contact Us” link on the Site or a public posting area on the Site, if such feature is available. If a Child emails us via a “Contact Us” link on any child-directed area of this Site and we can identify the sender as a Child, any Personally Identifiable Information submitted will only be used to respond on a one-time basis to such Child. In addition, if we have actual knowledge that a Child is sending or posting Personally Identifiable Information on any area of this Site, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such Personally Identifiable Information before it is made public. Please note that any online store that may be accessed from the Site is intended for parents, teachers and other adult purchasers over the age of 18 and requires the submission of Personally Identifiable Information to fulfill and service any transactions.
We may disclose a Child’s Personally Identifiable Information if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, gmail.com, if you are connecting from a Google account, or kentplace.org if you are connecting from Kent Place School’s domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.
We use the information we collect for legitimate business purposes, such as to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
Online Inquiries, Profile Updates and Donations
If you choose to complete the online inquiry, profile update form and share your Personally Identifying Information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content, such as to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. This information is not shared with third parties. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.
Sending us an Email
You also may decide to send us Personally Identifying Information, for example, in an electronic mail 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 you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. Once again, this information is not shared with third parties.
We want to be very clear: We will not obtain Personally Identifying Information about you when you visit our site, unless you voluntarily 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. We exercise commercially reasonable care not to share, disclose or sell the Personally Identifiable Information of users to third parties, except with the prior approval of the user.
Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our MyKPS portal site for current parents, students, faculty and staff provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through the My Notifications feature. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through the Official Student Information form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
Collection And Use Of Information From Cookies
Our Site uses “cookies” to obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Site, Cookies are textual identifiers that our systems transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our Site to recognize your browser, and to optimize and sometimes customize your use of our Site. If you want to disable cookies, you can. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers and “add-on” programs will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. It is your choice, but cookies allow you to take full advantage of this Site’s features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
In connection with cookies we may use web beacons to track response rates to certain email communications that a user has opted to receive from us. If a user has registered with our Site, we may collect certain personal information in connection with the web beacon including the referring e-mail address. This information is not shared with third parties. Kent Place School reserves the right to monitor your use of the site to determine if you are complying with our terms and the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site.