The Woods Academy is committed to protecting the privacy of members of our community and those who come in contact with and or interact with the school. The School has put into place procedures that help to safeguard personal information provided to the School by members of our community as well as individuals not directly affiliated with the School. Unfortunately, even the very best of plans may result in an inadvertent disclosure as such we have drafted guidelines to assist the community protect personal information.
Use of Personal Information
The School collects personal information provided by sending an email to the School, when an individual participates in a survey, or completes an online form. Personal information provided to the School is not shared with 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.
In cases where the 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/guardian depending on the circumstances at hand and the student’s age and ability to consent to the proposed use and disclosure.
A cookie is a small text file stored by a browser that allows the website to “remember” a user’s preferences such as calendar settings and site bookmarks on the site from visit to visit. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Web browsers have settings allowing users 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 the user.
The School’s goal is to ensure the ease of use and ability to address the needs of the School community through our website. Like most standard website servers, the School uses 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. These links are provided as a courtesy to our users in order to share helpful information. Please be aware that the School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and cannot confirm how other sites may utilize the information provided by its users. The School does not monitor the privacy standards of the sites that appear on our website. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information including those that are sited on the School’s website. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the School’s website.
The School is committed to protecting the personal and confidential information of the users of our website. When users submit personal and or confidential information via online forms, registration, or online purchase, upon submission that information is encrypted via the SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) the system is set up so that credit card numbers are not permanently stored on our website servers.
Comments to blogs and social media are viewable by other users. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas. The School monitors the website and other areas where postings may occur and retains the right to remove such postings that are inconsistent with the School’s culture, mission, and the best interest of the students.