In creating our policy, we are guided by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), which is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. (You may read the entire act here: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html)
Personally Identifiable Information
Certain information we may collect could be used to identify you if you provide it, such as your name, date of birth, phone number, email address, physical address, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
We Respect Your Privacy
Berkshire Waldorf High School respects the privacy of every individual who accesses our website. Berkshire Waldorf High School does not sell, rent, give away or loan your personal information to any third parties, other than agents, contractors or service providers of the Berkshire Waldorf High School, unless we have your, or your parent’s or guardian’s, consent, or are required by subpoena, court order, or legal process to do so. We maintain appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the personal information under our control.
Information We Collect
Through the website we may collect information you provide to us. To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for information that can include personal information. Whenever you use the Berkshire Waldorf High School website to request admissions information, make a gift or donation to Berkshire Waldorf High School, information may be requested. This information is used to obtain payment or to fulfill your request.
How We Use Your Information
Our primary purpose in collecting information is to provide services and information to you. We may use information that you provide about yourself to fulfill requests for programs and services and to respond to inquiries about our offerings.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Berkshire Waldorf High School may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements and enforce our school rules and policies. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
We may also share personal information with:
- Agents, contractors or service providers for Berkshire Waldorf High School who assist with our operations (e.g., the service providers who handle fulfillment of credit card purchases made via our website);
- Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to an investigation or alleged illegal activity;
- Third parties that provide a valid subpoena or court order; or
- Third parties as requested or authorized by you (or your parent or guardian).
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Berkshire Waldorf High School complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. In the event that we determine that a user of this site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personal information.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use the Berkshire Waldorf High School website, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems. If you wish to access or update your information please contact email@example.com.
Changes to Our Policy
In addition to protecting the privacy of information you provide to the School through activity on the website as detailed above, Berkshire Waldorf High School is also committed to protecting the privacy of people who appear in images posted by the School on the Internet.
Berkshire Waldorf High School respects the privacy of every constituent who accesses our website and social media properties,
The School occasionally posts images on the website or on social media sites of constituents – in particular, alumni and current students. We do not identify students by name in images without permission. We do not post, or permit constituents to post, images that might be deemed inappropriate or embarrassing.
We will honor all requests by users who wish to have images of themselves removed from the website or social media sites. To make such a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org