Use of Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online 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.
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, 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/or parent depending on the circumstances and the student’s mental ability and maturity to understand the consequences of the proposed use and disclosure.
Germantown Friends School takes pride in sharing the activities and accomplishments of our students with external audiences. In signing our enrollment contract, parents/caregivers grant permission for GFS to use and publish, likenesses, images and recordings of student, in media of any form, including without limitation, photographs, video and audio recordings, to be displayed in Germantown Friends School publications and materials, including its website, and for media coverage of school events. This is with the understanding that neither we nor student will receive monetary compensation for the student’s participation, and further release and relieve GFS from any liabilities arising out of the use of this material.
If parents/caregivers do not wish to have the student's likeness, images, and recordings used, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to detail specific requirements.
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.
Like many other websites, our uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie terminates once you close the browser. A persistent cookie is stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. The stored cookies will not allow us to learn any personally identifiable information that you have not otherwise disclosed. At no time will the cookies reveal to GFS or to others your name, email address, street address or telephone number.
We use Google Analytics to collect some anonymous information about how you use the site by setting and accessing cookies on your computer. We may also use third parties to place cookies on your internet browser for targeted advertising purposes. Cookies help tell us how and when pages on our site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personal, identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to improve our website and to share the collection data results with our internal departments. We do not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
We recognize how important your online privacy is to you. You can opt-out of receiving targeted ads served for us or other advertising companies using this website provided by the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI).
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.
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. The use of our logo, images, text, and related materials is protected and requires permission. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement will be shared.
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.