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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 10, 2009
 
University School of Milwaukee ("USM") takes seriously the confidentiality of your personal information. The following Privacy Policy sets forth our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS DISCUSSED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT ACCESS THIS WEBSITE.
 
USM respects your privacy. We strive to make your dealings with us as private, easy and secure as possible. We do not sell, rent or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any unauthorized third party. We may use and share information with those persons and third-party entities specifically involved in the processing of your donation or your application to receive information from USM. In addition, we may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and website content. USM reserves the right to use and share your information in the event USM believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect USM's right or the rights of others.
 
USM reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon their posting to this website. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on this website and notice of such material changes will be communicated to you in advance. By accessing or using this website after such changes are posted you agree and consent to all such changes.
 
Personally Identifiable Account Information
 
USM may collect information you voluntarily share with us in submitting an application for services, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses and the use of "cookies", which may be placed on your computer when you access the website. (See the sections on IP Addresses and Cookies below.)
 
USM may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including without limitation your first and last name, address, telephone number, screen name, email address or credit card information, so that we may provide you with the information or services that you request, and so that we may communicate with you and send you information and materials for marketing and other purposes, subject to applicable laws and the terms of the Privacy Policy.
 
In addition, we may use information you provide us through emails, Q & A, and in response to requests for alumni news, and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published online and/or in print. Please be advised that any such submissions become the property of USM and may be used by USM for any lawful purpose. If you provide us with personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. USM can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, in any way and any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution, including publication in online publications, and in trade media, and advertising. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights.
 
Personal contact information for students, parents, and employees, including home and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other information that could be used by unauthorized individuals, will not be published on the public areas of the website.
 
In order for students' names, photographs and projects to be omitted from the public area of the USM website, there must be a restriction form signed by the student's parent or legal guardian on file in the Advancement Office. To prevent the association of names and faces, names of students should not be placed on the same web pages as their photographs. The use of students' last names is discouraged.
 
USM maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law. In the event of a change in control of USM or sale by USM of substantially all of its assets, any information owned by or in the control of USM may be transferred to such USM successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.
 
IP Addresses
 
Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on this website; the website you visit after this website; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. USM logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. We may also link this information with your personal information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies, Terms of Use, or to protect our website and others.
 
Cookies
 
USM may use cookies to track the use of our website and to facilitate and enhance your experience on our website. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies enable us to facilitate access to different aspects of our website. For example, by showing when and how you and others visit our website, cookies help us to see which pages of the website are popular and which are not. Cookies can also help us to improve your enjoyment of this website, for example, by remembering your address or other personal information when you request information or services on the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies. Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and enjoyment of this website.
 
Access by Children:
 
USM does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If USM learns that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information online, in contravention of these measures, it will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from its databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law).
 
Children under the age of 13 can surf the USM website, view content, and download materials without USM collecting personally identifiable information. To enable their participation in certain interactive features of the USM website, we may ask children under the age of 13 to provide us with personally identifiable information. For example, we may collect an e-mail address or login ID from a child for the sole purpose of accessing a dedicated student portal. USM also may collect a child's and/or parent's online contact information in order to send the parent and child periodic communications, such as online newsletters, website updates, or password reminders. USM encourages parents/guardians to become involved in their children's online experience. Please discuss use of the Internet and disclosure of information on our website or any website with your children. Additionally, parents please discuss this Privacy Policy with your children so they better understand how to use it and the kinds of information we may ask of them.
 
Email Communication
 
USM may use your personal information to communicate with you. You have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications from us at any time. To discontinue your receipt of such communications, simply reply to the email you receive with the word "Remove" in the subject line.
 
Security
 
We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party agents, who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from USM. This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, USM uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality. In the event that a breach into our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, USM will notify you of such a breach under applicable law.
 
Access to Your Personal Information
 
If you wish to have access to your personal information or your child's personal information in our records submitted through this website, please Contact Us with your request at contactus@usmk12.org. You may also request that we update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.
 
Third-Party Websites
 
This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to USM. USM is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.
 
Contact Us
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you may send an email to: webmaster@usmk12.org or submit a written request to:
 
University School of Milwaukee
Attn: Online Privacy Policy/Terms of Use
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