We have created this Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. Other than IP addresses, and traffic data collected as part of Google Analytics (see below), we do not collect personally identifying information on our website unless you chose to provide such information to us. In the event that you provide personal information to us, we will explain the reasons the information is being collected, how it will be used, and request your consent to collect that information. The school will use this information to keep you informed about the school and to offer you access to school services. This information will be maintained consistent with Massachusetts Data Security Regulations and other applicable laws. This policy is your guide to how we will handle most information that we learn from you from your visit to our website.
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. Google AnalyticsThis website uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors engage with the site. Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser, or read cookies that are already there. If you would like further information on how Google uses data when you use our website you may visit, www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Personal Information Updates
If you complete any of our online forms and share your personally identifying information with Williston, we will use this information to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to contact you when necessary or to share information about Williston and its community.
The School collects the following information when accepting donations: name, address, phone, email, donation amount and gift designation. Credit card numbers are used only for donation processing through an encrypted, secure, third party processing system, and are not retained for other purposes.
Email And Web Inquiries
You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us with this information. We use personally identifying information from these communications primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to a school representative who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. We do not share your name or email address with any outside parties.
If you reside in a European Union member state, in certain circumstances, you may seek to restrict our processing of your data and may have a right to erasure of your personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. Where the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Personal data is stored in line with the school’s document retention policy and in accordance with the applicable laws, including Massachusetts Data Security Regulations and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Williston does not store personal data indefinitely, and data is only stored for as long as is necessary to complete the task for which it was originally collected.
You may use the website only in a lawful manner and for lawful purposes and consistent with this Policy. You should login to the website using only usernames and passwords that you are authorized to use. Visitors who access the site using unauthorized accounts may be banned from the community.
The Williston Northampton School has the right to remove any content that it feels is objectionable. You agree and acknowledge that The Williston Northampton School may preserve user content and may disclose user content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that any such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties, or protect the rights, property or personal safety of the website’s users and the public.
Use of Links
Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.
Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Link request.”
Use of Text and Images
All Williston Northampton trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary. All copyrighted materials, including audio, text, photographs, videos, and graphics, are protected by law and cannot be used unless expressly authorized by this Policy and with prior written permission from Williston.
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please email us your request. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears.
This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please email us.
Questions About Our Policies