Effective Date: August 1, 2018
This website provides information about Laurel Springs School and its educational programs, community, events, history, policies, and academic and administrative departments.
Visiting Our Website from Outside the U.S.
If you are located outside the United States, the web privacy laws in your local jurisdiction may be different than those in the United States. Please note that because our website and its servers are located in the United States, they are governed by U.S. laws, not the laws of other countries. When you provide information to Laurel Springs School using our website, including enrollment details, your information will be used, shared, managed, and protected according to United States law.
How We Collect and Use Your Information
Laurel Springs School collects information through our website in two different ways.
First, we collect information that does not identify you personally. This information might include details such as your IP address and what pages you view on our website. Most websites collect this type of information, and use it to improve the performance of their websites, to analyze data about website performance, or for marketing purposes.
Second, we collect personally identifiable information. When you request information about Laurel Springs School or enroll your child, you are choosing to provide information like your name, the name and date of birth of your child, your mailing and email addresses, your phone number, and payment information (such as your credit card number). Laurel Springs uses this information in order to send you the information you request, process your child’s enrollment, and manage your family’s relationship with the school. In addition, we may use this information to contact you about special events, school news, or your child’s academic progress. The personally identifiable information that you provide Laurel Springs School will be treated confidentially.
Notwithstanding the above limitations on Laurel Springs School’s use and disclosure of personally identifiable information, in the event Laurel Springs School is ever sold or reorganized, we reserve the right to transfer ownership of user and student data to the acquiring company or other successor. Additionally, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose as required by law any information about you and any of your children who are Laurel Springs School students, including voluntary disclosures to law enforcement agencies and government officials, as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.
Most websites, including the Laurel Springs School site, use “cookies,” or small text files placed on your computer by the websites you visit. Cookies are used to track who visits the website, deliver information that’s tailored to details about past visits to the website, and improve the user experience of the website. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change your browser settings if you wish. If you adjust your browser settings to decline cookies, then your website experience may not include some services or features. Please note that cookies do not collect any information about you that is personally identifiable.
Protecting the Privacy of Young Students
Laurel Springs School is committed to protecting the online safety and privacy of our younger students. We make appropriate efforts to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).
Our website does not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children younger than age 13. Laurel Springs School does collect personally identifiable information about children younger than age 13 if it is provided by a student’s parent or guardian; typically, this is part of the enrollment process and the student’s participation in courses.
You may contact us to update or remove information about a student younger than age 13. However, if you would like to remove personally identifiable information about a student, the student may no longer be enrolled in Laurel Springs School.
Please use this contact information to communicate with Laurel Springs School about COPPA-related matters:
Laurel Springs School
1615 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Privacy in LSS Live Classes and Message Boards
Many of our students participate in LSS Live classes and use online message boards as part of their educational experience in Laurel Springs School. It’s important to understand that any information that students share during a LSS Live class or in a Laurel Springs online message board is available to all other individuals who have access to the class and/or message board. Therefore, Laurel Springs cannot guarantee the privacy of the information that students provide in these situations.
1. Children may not provide personally identifiable information without providing prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity.
2. Children may not publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent.
Managing Your Information
You may choose to opt-out of receiving communications that aren’t related to your Laurel Springs School enrollment by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not want to receive any further communications from Laurel Springs School, you may request to be removed from our contact lists completely by calling us at 855-658-8682.
Laurel Springs School takes reasonable steps to safeguard the personally identifiable information you provide. As effective as our safeguards are, no security system is completely impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our database and systems, nor can we guarantee that personally identifiable information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Links to Other Sites
Laurel Springs School provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communications. Opt-out requests, to be effective, must be sent to email@example.com.
California Privacy Policies
California’s “Shine the Light” law
California residents have the right to receive disclosures about any sharing of their personally identifiable information with third parties for use by the third party as part of their own marketing, and your choices with respect to such disclosures. Because we do not share your personal information with third parties for their own marketing use except as permitted by the Shine the Light law, we are exempt from having to meet this requirement; provided that in the event we elect to share personal information for such purposes in the future, we will secure your consent as required by the Shine the Light law. If you still wish to learn more about our compliance with this requirement, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Request for California Privacy” in the subject line or write to the following address:
Laurel Springs School
1615 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
California Do Not Track Disclosures
1. Online Tracking and Advertising
We and certain service providers operating on our behalf collect information about your activity on our websites and applications using tracking technologies such as cookies, Flash cookies and Web beacons.
Definitions for these tracking technologies, as well as information regarding how to disable them, are available below. This tracking data is used for many purposes including, for example, to:
● Provide useful features to simplify your experience when you return to our sites and applications
● Deliver relevant content based on your preferences, usage patterns and location
● Monitor and evaluate the use and operation of our sites and applications, including technical information about the device or browser you use to access our sites such as your device’s IP address, cookie string data and (in the case of mobile devices) your device type and mobile device’s unique identifier such as the Apple IDFA or Android Advertising ID
● Analyze traffic on our websites, including your browsing activity on our sites, which pages you visited and when
● Track the online ads we have served (or attempted to serve) to you, including how many times an ad has been served to you, what page the ad appeared on, and whether you clicked on or otherwise interacted with the ad
Tracking data collected by us and our service providers generally does not identify you personally and is not associated with your registration account. Should we associate this tracking data with your registration account, we will treat it as personal information.
2. Online Track Technologies
Examples of online tracking technologies include:
● Flash cookies – We may use local shared objects, sometimes known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Our third-party service providers also may use Flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. If you disable Flash cookies, you won’t have access to many features that make your guest experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly. Click here to learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies.
3. Do Not Track
You can opt-out of our tracking your online activity for targeted advertising purposes (Do Not Track): We respond to “do not track” or “DNT” signals sent from your browser. If our websites receive a DNT signal during a visit, we will not link data we collect to your browser identifier so that new data collected about you will not be used by us for targeted advertising purposes, but older data collected about you may still be used.
You may choose not to receive targeted advertising from us and our service providers. To opt-out of tracking by us you should select “AdRoll” and follow the directions on this site. If you opt-out we may still collect some data about your online activity for operational purposes.
Currently, there are various browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari) that offer a DNT option that allows you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third-party sites know you do not want to be tracked. For more information on DNT or information on how to set the DNT setting in your browser, go to the Do Not Track website: http://donottrack.us/.
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