The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the St. Sebastian’s School website (http://www.stsebs.org)
Collection & Use of Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personally identifiable information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.
Except as indicated herein, we will not sell, rent or transfer your personal data to or otherwise share your personal data with third parties. We may share or transfer your personal data as directed to do so by you. We may use your personal data to notify you of website developments/features and to update you on events at St. Sebastian’s School that may interest you.
We may otherwise transfer personal data to third-party vendors who assist us in operating the website or provide services available through the website. For example, a third-party consultant might have access to your personal data in the course of providing database management services to St. Sebastian’s School. All St. Sebastian’s vendors operate under applicable federal and state laws regarding consumer privacy and data security.
The website also uses Blackbaud, Finalsite and Authorize.net to assist in processing donations and payments to St. Sebastian’s School. If you make a payment, you will provide your credit card information directly to Blackbaud, Finalsite and/or Authorize.net. St. Sebastian’s may have access to limited information regarding payments, but will not maintain or store this information. Your transaction will be governed by the applicable privacy policies of Blackbaud, Finalsite and Authorize.net.
We may, in our sole discretion, share or transfer your personal data where permitted or required by law, to comply with the legal process (for example, we may disclose your information as necessary to comply with an authorized civil, criminal or regulatory investigation), to protect the security or integrity of our databases or the website, to protect our school or reputation, to take precautions against legal liability, to protect and defend our rights or property, or for resolving disputes, inquiries or complaints with respect to your use of the website.
We may also provide our partners and other third parties who might benefit from the information with aggregated data (i.e., compiled data that does not identify you) for research and other purposes.
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. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. 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.
Like most standard website servers we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes 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.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' personal information. Whenever users submit personal information (such as contact info or credit card info) via online forms, registration, or online purchase, upon submission that information is encrypted via the highest level of SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) available. Servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment. Under no circumstances are credit card numbers permanently stored on our website servers.