Saint Paul’s Episcopal Montessori School (SPEMS) believes that privacy is important to the success and use of the Internet. This document sets forth SPEMS Privacy Statement for www.stpaulsmontessori.org and describes the practices that SPEMS will follow with respect to the privacy of users of this site. From time to time, we may change this Privacy Statement. For example, as we update and improve our site, new features may require modifications to the Privacy Statement. Please check back periodically for changes to the Privacy Statement.
What is personally identifiable information?
Personally identifiable information is information about you, such as name, address, email address, user ID, credit card number, social security number, and so on.
How is information collected, used, and disclosed?
We do not collect personal identifiable information (including your email address) unless we first ask you for it. We may request that you voluntarily supply us with information, including your email address, street address, telephone number, or other information so that we may enhance your visit to our web site or follow up with you after your visit. Whether you provide any information is entirely up to you.
If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement. In some circumstances, SPEMS may share information which you voluntarily provide with trustworthy business partners. We do not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone. Also, SPEMS may provide aggregate statistics about visitors to our web site. Statistics such as volume, traffic patterns, and related site information may be shared with reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information. In special cases, SPEMS may also disclose information when we, in good faith, believe that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process, (b) protect and defend our rights or property, (c) enforce the Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use, or (d) act to protect the interests of our users or others.
What are cookies and how are they used?
The SPEMS web site, like many commercial web sites, may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our web site is used. Cookies were designed to help a web site operator determine that a particular user had visited the site previously and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the web site. Cookies are small strings of text that web sites can send to your browser. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your email address. If you are simply browsing an informational portion of the SPEMS site, a cookie may be used to identify your browser as one that has visited the site before.
What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement.
How do we protect your information?
We exercise great care to protect your personally identifiable information. This includes, among other things, using industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and site monitoring. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via email. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers. Internally, we will restrict access to your personally identifiable information to employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. These employees are limited in number, and are committed to our privacy policies. We will review our security arrangements from time to time as we deem appropriate.
How can you help protect your information?
If you are using the SPEMS web site for which you registered and chose a password, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal identifiable information and correspondence if others have access to your computer.
SPEMS web sites may contain links to other web sites. While we seek to link only to web sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other web sites. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.