An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Privacy Policy

Lakeside School is committed to protecting your privacy and providing a user-friendly, functional, and safe online experience. This statement of privacy policy applies to the Lakeside School website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Lakeside School website, you consent to the data collection practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

Lakeside School may from time to time collect personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. Lakeside School may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, and personal interests.

Certain information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by accessing the Lakeside School website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Lakeside School for the operation of its website service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Lakeside School website.

Lakeside School encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Lakeside School so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Lakeside School is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Lakeside School family of web services.

Use of your personal information

Lakeside School collects and uses your personal information to operate the Lakeside School website and deliver the services you have requested. Lakeside School also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Lakeside School and its affiliates. Lakeside School may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

For your convenience Lakeside may provide you with embedded third-party plugins and applications in the website that are operated by companies other than Lakeside (“third party sites”) that we believe are important (such as Finalsite, Google Analytics, and Veracross) or that we believe may be of interest to you. Our doing so may entail our using or sharing your personally identifiable information.

Lakeside School does not sell, rent, or lease its community member information to third parties. Lakeside School may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

Lakeside School does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Lakeside School keeps track of the web pages our users visit in order to determine what Lakeside School services are most of interest. This data may be used to deliver customized content to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular area.

Lakeside 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: (a) conform to the requirements of the law or comply with legal process served on Lakeside School or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Lakeside School; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Lakeside School website, or the public.

Use of cookies

The Lakeside School website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Lakeside School pages, or register with the Lakeside School site or services, a cookie helps Lakeside School to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Lakeside School website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the website features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Lakeside School services or other websites you visit.

Security of your personal information

Lakeside School secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Lakeside School secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Lakeside School will occasionally update this statement of privacy to reflect institutional and user feedback. Lakeside School encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Lakeside School is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Lakeside School welcomes your comments regarding this statement of privacy. If you believe that Lakeside School has not adhered to this statement, please contact Lakeside School at webhelp@lakesideschool.org. We will use every reasonable effort to promptly determine and remedy the problem if deemed appropriate and necessary.

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