Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is vitally important to and a priority for St. Mary's Catholic School.  We believe that every person has a right to control and regulate the distribution of his or her personal information. We appreciate your trust in disclosing some of your personal information to us on our website. In response to your trust, we take the process of handling your personal information very seriously.

 

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the St. Mary’s Catholic School website (www.smsgvl.org.), referred to hereafter as “the site,” and “our website.”  All references to St. Mary’s Catholic School herein also refer to our website. Our website is a private K3-8th grade school site. By using our website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Unless you provide St. Mary’s Catholic School explicit permission to otherwise use your private information, the following policy will guide our leadership, staff, and any other approved parties in how we use your personal information.  By using our website, you give St. Mary’s Catholic School your express consent to use any information we collect about you and your internet use on our site in accordance with the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.

 

Collection and Personal Information Use

When you use our website, we collect two different types of information: voluntary and involuntary data. Voluntary information is personal data you provide voluntarily – like when you register for classes or an event, give donations, or similar instances. Involuntary information is provided by your computer each time you visit the site. This involuntary information includes information from your web browser and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

 

Any information that you provide to St. Mary’s Catholic School or that we obtain through your use of our website may be used by our leadership, staff, and other approved parties. We will not, under any circumstances, sell, lease, or rent your information to a third party that is not directly affiliated with St. Mary’s Catholic School.

 

We may offer common places for communal interaction on social media, public chat rooms, or authorized blogs. Please be aware that the information you provide in these public internet forums is considered public and is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

 

Cookies and Other Technologies

Our website may use “cookies” and other tools, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to collect information about how users interact with and use our website. The data collected from cookies, pixel tags, and web beacons is used by St. Mary’s Catholic School to determine site flow, popular features, and other key demographic information that influence how we structure our website and online communication. This information is typically treated anonymously (divorced from any identifying markers that tie an individual to their use of our website). However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifying web markers are deemed to be personal information by local, state, and federal law, we treat this information as personal data for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

 

St. Mary’s Catholic School may also use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use our site. The goal is to make your navigation of our website more efficient and convenient. We do not use cookies to collect information about you before or after you leave our website.

 

As with most websites, we collect some information automatically and store it for reference and subsequent website development. The following is a representative list of information we collect when you access the site: IP addresses; Internet Service Provider (ISP); browser type and language; date/time stamp; referring and exit pages; operating system; and clickstream data. This list is understood to be a general, not exhaustive, enumeration of information we gather when you visit the site.

 

Third-Party Websites

As a courtesy to our users, St. Mary’s Catholic School provides links to certain other sites that provide additional, related material such as podcasts, articles, e-books, and similar resources. These third-party sites are not subject or bound to abide by the St. Mary’s Catholic School Privacy Policy. St. Mary’s Catholic School is not responsible for how these third-party sites collect, distribute, or otherwise use any information you provide, and St. Mary’s Catholic School is not liable for any resultant damages.

 

You will be able to connect your St. Mary's Catholic School account to third-party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD-PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third-party account at any time. Users may disconnect their account by selecting the UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of newsletters and/or turning off Parent Alerts in Parent Web.

 

Service Providers

St. Mary’s Catholic School may provide your personal information with contracted third-party companies that are hired to help analyze, manage, and enhance website use. These companies are obligated, by agreement, to protect your personal information.  We may also store your data on servers provided by third-party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

 

Legal Use

Law enforcement, legal process, investigation, litigation, and/or requests from public and government authorities may require St. Mary’s Catholic School to disclose your personal information. We will disclose your personal information if our leadership, staff, and/or legal counsel determine that for personal safety, state and national security, law enforcement, or other matters of public safety, disclosure is necessary and appropriate.

 

Additionally, in the event of an organizational restructure or dissolution, St. Mary’s Catholic School reserves the right to transfer any and all personal data we collect to the appropriate third-party administrator.

 

Protection of Personal Information

Our site takes preventative measures to protect your personal information from damage, theft, loss or misuse.  St. Mary’s Catholic School uses a secure third-party payment portal to collect sensitive personal and financial information. Users should use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) enabled browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when making online donations or payments.

 

Any information posted in a St. Mary’s Catholic School hosted public forum is considered general, unprotected information. This includes official St. Mary’s Catholic School social media pages as hosted by third-party websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Children

St. Mary’s Catholic School encourages parents to monitor and engage all online content alongside their children. No information provided by a child under the age of 13 may be submitted or posted to the site. Unless otherwise disclosed prior to information collection, no personal, identifying information from any child under the age of 13 will be used by our website or a third-party website such as Facebook. If a child under 13 wishes to register online for an event, their parent must provide pertinent contact information and explicit consent on the online form prior to St. Mary’s Catholic School accepting the registration.

 

Identifying an under-aged user posing as an adult online is difficult. St. Mary’s Catholic School will not be responsible for any child misrepresenting their age on our website when they are truthfully under 13 years of age.

 

Updates and Amendments to the St. Mary’s Catholic School Privacy Policy

St. Mary’s Catholic School reserves the right to change, modify, or otherwise alter this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Users are responsible to check this policy periodically for any changes made at the discretion of St. Mary’s Catholic School. Your continued use of our website following the posting of any changes is explicit consent and agreement to the posted changes.

 

Contact Information

St. Mary's Catholic School welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Please contact St. Mary's Catholic School at:

 

St. Mary's Catholic School

101 Hampton Avenue

Greenville, South Carolina 29601

 

Email: principal@stmarysgvl.org

Telephone: 864-271-3870

 

Effective as of July 28, 2018.