Pinkerton Academy ("PA" or the “School”) understands that the privacy of those who access and use our website is very important. To that end, the School has adopted the following policy covering the collection, use, and dissemination of personal information to help users understand the terms and conditions associated with the provision of any personal information to us. The continued use of this website constitutes acceptance of such terms and policies.
Personal information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a person’s name, address, email address, social security number, birth date, financial account information, credit card number, photograph or video file containing a child’s image or voice, or any combination of information that could be used for identification purposes. Individuals may visit the School’s website without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information. However, certain transactions conducted from the School’s website may require the submission of personal information, including, but not limited to, financial transactions via our secured 3rd party companies. As a general rule, the School does not sell, swap, rent, trade, or otherwise disclose personal information to any third party for commercial purposes. Personal information will be used only for the purpose for which it has been requested. The School may disclose the information to its employees, consultants and agents who have a legitimate need to know the information. The School may use agents, contractors and/or service providers for data collection storage purposes or to assist with other operations. The School also reserves the right to disclose this information under special circumstances, including disclosure required by law, court order or circumstances under which disclosure, in the sole discretion of the School, is necessary to protect the legal rights, including the intellectual property rights, of the School.
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required by applicable law, 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 the parent/guardian prior to obtaining such information. The School may act as the parent’s agent and consent to the collection of students’ information on the parent’s behalf where a third party-operator contracted by the School collects personal information from students for the use and benefit of the students and/or the School, and not for any commercial purpose. Information about the third party-operator’s collection of personal information, including the types of personal information collected, an opportunity to review the student’s personal information and/or have the information deleted, and the opportunity to prevent further use or collection of a student’s personal information, is available here.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a computer browser for record-keeping purposes (for example, allowing a website to remember a user’s preferences, such as font size, site bookmarks on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain logged-in status when visiting protected areas). Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information submitted while on the School’s site. Users have the option, via settings on their web browsers, to reject or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that, if a cookie is rejected, the ability to use certain functions on our site may be limited.
The School may collect other information about its users that is not connected with any specific personal identity, such as data about usage and service operation. Our web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer being used to access the School’s website, geographic location of visitors, information about a user’s browser and operating system, internet service provider, date and time of access, and the internet address and page which linked a user to our site. This information is anonymous, and, unless required by law, the School does not link such information to individual users. The School may use such information to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer and improve our website, and to generate aggregate statistical reports that analyze general user information and demographics.
The School website may contain links to other independently run websites within the School network and to some sites outside the https://www.pinkertonacademy.org/