Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Cate School

 

Last Modified: June 30, 2019

Introduction
Cate School (“us,” “we,” the “School”, or “Cate School”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of the users of our websites (www.cate.org, or the “Site”). By using the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by us when you access the Site, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to the Site, and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Site (including, but not limited to, applications for admission to the School submitted through www. Veracross.com), each of which may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Privacy Policy.

 

Collection of Information
Non-Personal Information. We automatically collect certain types of information when you visit our Site, including IP addresses and the type of device and web browser used to access the Site. This is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for improving your experience on the Site. This information may be collected through the use of cookies and/or log files, as described in this section.

 

Cookies
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, 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. Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the website or online service that a user visits, indicating that the user does not wish to be tracked. The Site does currently respond to a Do Not Track signal.

 

Log Files
Like most standard website servers, we use website statistical 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. To learn more about the privacy policy of Google Analytics, visit www.google.com/analytics, and to learn how to opt out of that service, visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Personal Information
In order for you to access certain services that we offer via the Site (including, but not limited to, requesting information about Cate School, establishing an account on the Site, and/or initiating an application for admission to Cate School), we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the name, age, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address of both prospective students and their parents. It also includes the gender, current educational institution, and grade level of prospective students. If you communicate with us by e-mail or otherwise complete online forms, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from minors without obtaining parental consent.

 

Retention
We will retain Personal Information we process on behalf of users for as long as, but no longer than necessary to (i) provide the above-described services offered through the Site and (ii) comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

 

Use of Personal Information
We do not collect any Personal Information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us an email, complete an online application or form, or contact us by phone. 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 Personal Information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.

We collect and process Personal Information from individuals only as necessary in the exercise of the School’s legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a private, non-profit educational institution. We use Personal Information to send you information about Cate School, to evaluate applicants for admission to Cate School, or to contact you when necessary. For purposes of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), the legal basis for our processing of Personal Information is that the processing is necessary for providing our services or information about our services through the Site and that the processing is carried out in our legitimate interests (see GDPR Article 6(1)(f)), which legitimate interests are as described in the preceding sentences of this paragraph and elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

 

Consent to Personal Data Processing
By providing data to Cate School, I confirm that pursuant to the provision of Article 4 (11) of the GDPR in force as of May 25, 2018, Cate School as a data controller, may process my Personal Information for the purposes of conducting its educational business and for sending School communications. This consent is also considered as the consent to send electronic mail messages under the GDPR provisions. At the same time, I agree that the controller may also process my Personal Information through a data processor under the terms and conditions set out by the GDPR. The consent is provided for the unlimited period until it is revoked. The Personal Information may be modified or supplemented, and the consent to processing thereof may be revoked by sending an email to admission@cate.org. In such a case, the provided Personal Information will be updated, blocked, or deleted. Receiving electronic mail or messages from Cate School may be revoked in the same manner, or by following the unsubscribe link included in an electronic mail or message, at any time.

You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Site; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site or related services that require your Personal Information.

 

Links
Cate School’s website may contain links to other sites, including, but not limited to, applying for admission to the School through www.Veracross.com. 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 are not on our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Cate School.

 

Confidentiality
Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties. We may disclose Personal Information or other information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws, in response to a facially valid court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies. We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information or other information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Site and any facilities or equipment used to make the Site available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.

 

Security
Cate School takes every precaution to protect our users’ personal information. Whenever users submit personal information via online forms and registration, 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. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Site, and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. In the event that Personal Information is compromised as a breach of security, we will promptly notify you and the authorities in compliance with applicable law. If you believe your Personal Information has been compromised, or you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at communications@cate.org. If users have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at communications@cate.org.