Privacy Policy

POLICY STATEMENT

Nardin Academy (“Nardin”) has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our students, alumni, and all of our visitors. Because we gather important information from our visitors, we have established this as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. This privacy policy is effective with respect to any data that we’ve collected, or collect, about and/or from you.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any personal information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact us at:

Melissa Sheehan, CTO
135 Cleveland Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
716-881-6262 x2015
msheehan@nardin.org

Information Collection and Usage

Nardin requires individuals who register to use our student and parent portal (the “Parent Portal”), to provide contact information such as their name, address, phone number and email address. Such information may be required so that Nardin is able to provide students and parents with important information regarding the children attending Nardin. As such, students of Nardin and parents of Nardin students may not “opt out” of providing this information.

Nardin uses the information collected for the Parent Portal to set up accounts for students and parents, and to contact students are parents with important messages and/or emergency notices. We may also use the Parent Portal information to contact parents and students to further discuss their interest in Nardin and our services, and to send information on Nardin, our partners, and notices of promotions and upcoming events. Parent Portal information will never be shared or distributed with third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.

Nardin also requires individuals who register to use our alumni portal (the “Alumnae Directory”), to provide contact information such as their name, address, phone number and email address. Such information may be required so that Nardin is able to provide Nardin alumnae with information regarding news, events, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising campaigns. As such, Nardin alumnae may choose to “opt out” of providing this information in relation to the Alumnae Portal. However, while you may choose to prevent unwanted communications from us, Nardin is not able to remove records from its database.

You also may voluntarily send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees 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.

Except as explicitly stated at the time Nardin requests information, we do not disclose to any third party the information provided. All financial and billing information we collect is used solely to invoice individual for their usage of Nardin products and services, or to process donations to Nardin, as requested. This billing information is not used by Nardin for marketing and/or promotional purposes.

Nardin uses a third party for credit card processing. This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and is not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided except for the sole purpose of credit card processing.

Nardin maintains log files tracking IP addresses to analyze trends, help diagnose problems with our servers and to monitor traffic/usage in order to provide better service to our visitors. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Cookie Policy

Nardin may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to improve the convenience and efficiency of your experience when using our products and services. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive tied to statistical information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can always choose to not accept cookies, but you may not be able to use some of the Nardin website services.

Online Tracking / Do Not Track

We do not track our visitors across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your internet browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

No Collection of Children’s Personal Information

This site is intended for audiences at least 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We reserve the right to delete any information we believe to be in violation of this privacy policy.

Individual Choice and Access

We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new email address), then you’re responsible for notifying us of those changes.

We will retain your information for as long as your account(s) is/are active or as long as needed to provide you services. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements.

We will provide an individual access to any personal information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request this information from us by contacting us using the contact information provided above. There is no charge for an individual to access or update his or her personal information.

Security

Protecting your information is important to us. This means you submit sensitive information to our site with the assurance that all the information sent to us, if in an SSL session, is encrypted, protecting against disclosure to third parties. We use various technologies and processes for protection of your data, and we limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to what they need to carry out their responsibilities.

Disclosure of Data

Nardin will only disclose your Data (as defined collectively above under the topic Information Collection and Usage), the contents of your private communications, or the contact information of your recipients if required to do so by law, or as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Nardin; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Nardin and others; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of its members or the public; (4) to correct technical problems and malfunctions in how we provide our service to you and to technically process your information; (5) to take precautions against liability; (6) to respond to claims that information you have submitted to Nardin has violated the rights or interests of a third party; or (7) as permitted by law or to provide information to law enforcement agencies. Also, certain technical processing of email messages and their content that are required for: (1) sending and receiving messages; (2) conform to connecting networks’ technical requirements; (3) conform to the limitations of the Service; or (4) other similar technical connecting requirements.

Other Web Sites; Links

Nardin’s web site may contain links to other websites. For instance, Nardin may utilize third party services which assist in providing the Parent Portal and the Alumnae Directory. Nardin is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

As described above, third parties may independently collect information about you when you view ads or other communications from third parties through Nardin products or services. If you do not want those companies to collect information about you, please contact them directly.

Social Media Platforms

Our website includes social media features, like a Facebook button for accessing the Nardin Facebook page. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. We also maintain presences on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

Notice of Breach of Security

Nobody is safe from hackers. If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects you, Nardin will notify you as soon as is reasonably possible.

We Operate in the United States

Our servers and offices are located in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States. While the data protection, privacy, and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, we take many steps to protect your privacy, including offering a data processing agreement. By using the Nardin website, you understand and consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.

No Liability

You understand that electronic communications may be accessed by unauthorized parties when communicated across the Internet, network communications facilities, or other electronic means. You agree that we are not responsible for any electronic communication and/or any of your data which may be lost, altered, intercepted or stored without authorization during the transmission of any data whatsoever across networks not owned and/or operated by us. We do not guarantee that your information will not be misused or disclosed to third parties. We will not have any liability to you for any such misuse or disclosure.

Consent

By using the site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as set forth in this privacy policy. Nardin reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy and to our information gathering and dissemination practices. If we decide to change this privacy policy, which we may do at any time without notice to you, we will post those changes on this page. We suggest that you periodically check the site for changes to this privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy has an effective date of September 19, 2016.

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