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Branson Website Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 8, 2011

The Branson School (Branson) is committed to protecting the privacy of its students, parents, alumni staff and other visitors to its website (the “Website”). Any information collected from you on this Website is subject to this Privacy Policy. By using this Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

The Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time, and notice of any change will be provided by updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here or email us at webmaster@branson.org.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
Depending on how you use this Website, Branson may request personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) from you, such as your name, child’s name and grade, address, phone number, email, birthdate and credit card information. Whether you choose to give Branson this information through the Website is completely up to you, but keep in mind that Branson may not be able to provide you with certain services or information through the Website without this information. Below are some examples of when Branson collects Personal Information on the Website.

Admission Inquiry and Application. Those interested in applying to Branson may submit an online admission inquiry form to schedule a campus visit, and may also submit an application online. The admission inquiry form and application will ask for information about the student and the student’s parent or guardian, including the student’s name, grade, current school, siblings, ethnicity, gender, birthdate, interests and contact information.

Online Giving and Transactions. If you make an online donation or transaction, you will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, email and credit card billing information. Credit card billing information is collected by Google Checkout (a third party vendor) and used only to obtain payment from the appropriate credit card firm in order to process your donation or transaction. Your credit card information is not stored or otherwise retained by Branson after the transaction is complete.

Alumni Career Network. Alumni have the option of including their career and contact information on the Alumni Career Network, which is accessible online in a searchable database to current students and other alumni.
 
Mobile E-Alerts. Users have the option of receiving text alerts from Branson to their mobile phone. To receive Mobile E-Alerts, go to “My Accounts”, “Edit Account Settings,” select the tab for “Alerts” and input your phone number and phone carrier.

Questions, Comments and Concerns. Branson encourages you to contact us with any questions, comments and concerns, and the Website includes an online form for this purpose. If you use the online form, we will ask for your name, email address and, if you would like us to respond by phone, your phone number.

Branson may use your Personal Information to fulfill a request from you, such as to respond to your admissions inquiry or process your admissions application, add you to the Alumni Career Network, send you Mobile E-Alerts, or respond to your comments, feedback or questions. Branson may also use your Personal Information to contact you about school-related activity, news and events, and to send you periodic communications.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

As the host of this Website, SchoolWires collects anonymous information about visitors to the Website through the use of cookies, log files and/or web beacons.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. These cookies track information such as how often visitors visit the Website, what pages are viewed, and where visitors go after leaving the Website. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can set your settings to refuse cookies. If you choose to disable a cookie, you may not be able to use certain features of the Website.

Schoolwires also gathers information related to a visitor’s use of the Website in log files, such as the pages you view on the Website. Schoolwires may also use web beacons (single-pixel gifts) to count visitors or deliver co-branded services.

More information about Schoolwires’s use and sharing of this non-personal information is governed by its privacy policy, which can be found here.

Disclosure of Information
Branson will not sell, rent or license your information, including your Personal Information, to anyone for any reason. Any information you provide will not be shared by Branson to third parties unless you have given Branson permission to do so, except as expressly set forth below.

Branson may disclose your information if Branson believes that such action is needed to: (1) comply with the law or the legal process, (2) protect against misuse or unauthorized use or access of this website, or (3) protect the personal safety, property, or rights of any member of the Branson community.

Your information is also shared with Schoolwires, the company that hosts this Website. Schoolwires is not permitted to sell, rent or license your Personal Information, and its use and sharing of your Personal Information is governed by Schoolwires’s privacy policy, which can be found here.

Branson may also share your information with other companies that perform services for us. These companies may have access to your information as needed to perform their functions, but may not use or disclose your information for other purposes.

Updating and Correcting Your Personal Information
To the extent you wish to update or edit your Personal Information, you may do so by clicking on “My Account” and “Edit Account Settings.” Please note that updates to your Personal Information made on the Website are not communicated to the School Registrar. You must contact the School Registrar with any changes.

Security of Information
We take security of your Personal Information seriously and take precautions to protect your Personal Information. But, no method of data transmission over the Internet or data storage is 100% secure and therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information transmitted to or from the Website.

Age Restrictions
This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. Branson does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13, and no part of the Website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to remove such information.