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Sewickley Academy is strongly committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of website user information. This Privacy Policy describes the information that Sewickley Academy collects through our website, what is done with the information collected, and to whom the information may be disseminated.

Sewickley Academy collects the data that your web browser passes on, such as generic connection information, Internet IP address, cookies and web-browser name and version. These items are recorded in our web server's log files, which is common practice with all websites. We use the information contained within these logs to track the number of visitors to the website, analyze the performance of the website, and to track user preferences to ensure that we are publishing content that people need and want. Please note that our website hosting company, Active Internet Technologies, LLC, also has access to this data that your web browser passes on.

Any such data and any additional information that we gather via online forms, like contact information (i.e. email and/or mailing address), is only used internally. We may use such contact information to communicate with you, but we will not sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist Sewickley Academy in communicating with you. We may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.

All highly sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted through a secure connection (SSL/TLS). Independent external and internal audits are conducted from time to time to review our privacy and security settings, how we process your information on our website and to ensure we remain compliant with PCI-DSS standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). Sewickley Academy processes transactions immediately and does not store any credit card information at any time. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. Sewickley Academy is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on its website.

Members of the Sewickley Academy community have access to additional information through the website portals. Sewickley Academy will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information contained in these portals is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time via your portal page and subscribe or unsubscribe to e-mail newsletters. Only you and key members of Sewickley Academy’s staff can edit your personal information. Do not share your portal Username and Password with anyone. If you believe your portal account has been compromised, please contact the Technology HelpDesk at 412-741-2236 for assistance.    

Sewickley Academy’s website contains links to other websites. Sewickley Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices or anything else having to do with sites that link to or from our site, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on linked sites as their standards may be different from ours.

The content, including the images, of our website, especially in those sections which are password-protected, are intended for specific individuals, groups or members of our school community. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from Sewickley Academy for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever. We urge you to be careful about giving information in public areas of the website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the website, and any information you share in a public area is done so at your own risk.

Sewickley Academy reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted in our Privacy Policy page to reflect the date of modification. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at webmaster@sewickley.org.

Updated as of May 14, 2012


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