The Peddie School Privacy Statement
This statement was created to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. This policy governs The Peddie School’s website data collection and use via www.peddie.org. By using the Peddie website, you are deemed to have consented to the practices described in this policy.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.
Peddie shall keep confidential personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as first and last name, electronic mail address, home or other physical address; telephone and/or facsimile number; financial information, such as credit card numbers; and relationship, names, gender, and the academic grade levels of any student for which you request information.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Peddie. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses.
Use of Personal Information
We will only use your personal information in the way we specified at the time the information is collected. We will not subsequently change the way your personal information is used without your consent. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, the information will be stored on a secure server and we will use that information at Peddie. Some of the ways we may use your personal information include:
- To respond to requests for information
- To facilitate communication between Peddie School, current families and our alumni
- To keep you up to date on the latest school announcements
- To provide support or assistance
- To understand more about you, so we can personalize our newsletters and websites to your preferences
- To provide the ability to create personal profile areas and view protected content
- To process applications and registrations and deliver the products and services that you have ordered or requested
- To process donations and gifts to Peddie
- We may use demographic data derived from aggregate donor information, such as number of donors from a particular locale or number of donations above a certain giving level.
Peddie may also collect electronic information during your use of its web site. Peddie may collect domain information to enable it to analyze how visitors use this site. This data enables Peddie to become more familiar with people who visit its site including how often they visit, their access times, and browser type. Peddie will use this information to improve its services and obtain statistics regarding the use of its site.
Peddie may disclose your personal information when we believe in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of Peddie, our users, or others. Peddie will not trade, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise share your information with others, or let others use it, except if you have authorized its use.
Peddie does not permit other parties to collect personally identifiable information when a consumer uses Peddie’s website. Peddie does not collect personally identifiable information about its web users’ online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
In some cases, The Peddie School may collect data through cookies or web logs. The information is used to help improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of our website.
Cookies are defined as a file or part of a file put on a web user's hard disk by a website. Cookies are used to store registration data, to make it possible to customize information for visitors to a website, to target web advertising and to keep track of the products a user wishes to order online. Early browsers often enabled cookies to track which websites a user has visited and to retrieve data from other parts of the user's hard disk; current browsers prevent this and permit a site to have access only to cookies written by that site. Cookies cannot read information from your hard drive. They will also not run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to warn you before it accepts cookies or refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. For additional information about cookies and other tracking technologies, including instructions for blocking their use, see http://privacy.getnetwise.org/browsing/tools.
Peddie may also use customized links or other similar technologies to track email links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused email communications. Each email communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.
Internet Security. The Peddie School strives to protect your personal information. While no system can provide guaranteed security, we take reasonable efforts to keep information you provide to us secure. For instance, should you decide to update your contact information or make a donation, you will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and credit card billing information. All of this information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology. This encryption is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. SSL encryption is indicated on your Web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar.
We recommend, however, you to take every precaution in protecting your personal information when you are on the Internet. Take proactive steps to secure your personal data by changing your passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, creating long passwords, and making sure you use a secure browser.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Peddie School’s website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other such sites. Peddie encourages you to learn about the privacy practices and policies of those third parties.
Changes to this Policy
The Peddie School reserves the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any material changes in the way Peddie uses your personal information will be posted on this site.
Your Access to and Control over Information
You may opt out of any future contact from us at any time. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (609) 944-7625, should you elect to opt out or wish to make changes to your personal information.