|At The Ellis School, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of registered website user information. Your personal information will not be shared or distributed with any entity or organization. |
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
The Ellis School complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifiable information.
Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register before attending an event, subscribing to email newsletters, completing an online survey, joining a limited-access portion of our site, viewing your own personal resource information, or when requesting information about other members of The Ellis School's community. If you are already affiliated with The Ellis School - either as an alumna, or as a parent, friend, or trustee, we have contact information for you on file. If you elect to join our community by making a gift or simply by registering as a user on the portal section of the site, we will ask for some personal information. When you provide your personal information, a profile is created. If you ever want to review or update your profile, simply visit http://myellis.theellisschool.org/ and edit your personal information. We'll ask you to disclose your User ID and Password so that only you can access your profile. The Ellis School website assigns a personal identification number and sends it to your computer in the form of a small text file, called a "cookie." The use of this cookie allows you to visit other password-restricted portions of The Ellis School's website – for which you have security access - without having to sign in again.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for four primary purposes:
The Ellis School will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To make the site easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once.
- To help you quickly find information regarding The Ellis School, its alumnae and parents, and other services we provide.
- To help us create and deliver content most relevant to you.
- To alert you to athletic events, special events, volunteer opportunities, updated information and other news and information from The Ellis School.
- conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Ellis School;
- protect and defend the rights or property of The Ellis School, and,
- act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of The Ellis School students, visitors to The Ellis School's website, or the public.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, The Ellis School will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. The Ellis School may send periodic emails informing you of changes and updates regarding the MyEllis site.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time on http://myellis.theellisschool.org/.
At this site you can:
- View and edit personal information you have already given us
- Subscribe or unsubscribe to The Ellis School email newsletters
- View your annual fund giving history
The Ellis School strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can edit your personal information without knowing your User ID and Password, so do not share these with others.
This website contains links to other websites. The Ellis School has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, The Ellis School collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on that person's machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the individual has visited the site previously. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from The Ellis School's website, you will need to re-enter your personal information each time that you attempt to access site-protected information.
Faculty, Student and Alumnae Directories
The information provided on this website is provided "AS IS", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By using this website you agree that under no circumstances will the Ellis School, agents, or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for (1) any information contained in or omitted from this website, (2) any person's reliance on such information whether or not the information is correct, current or complete (3) any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this website or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in this website connect to other websites maintained by third parties over which the Ellis School has no control.
Changes to this Statement
It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this statement. The Ellis School will occasionally update this privacy statement. As a convenience, an email will be sent to all registered site users informing them of the update(s).
Contacting the Web Manager
The Ellis School
6425 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
This policy was last updated on August 24, 2008.