The LEAP School has created this web site to provide parents, families and the public in general with information about our toddler, preschool and kindergarten youngster programs.
The Types Of Information You Potentially May Provide
Information That Identifies You: Personally Identifiable Information
Surveys and Questionnaires
Email And Other Direct Communications
Information That Does Not Identify You: Aggregate Information
Advertisers’ Collection Of Information
How We Use The Information You Provide
Use of Contact Information
We Use Aggregate Information Only In Ways That Do Not Identify You
Any Information Linked With Your Personal Information Is Treated As “Personally Identifiable Information”
How We Safeguard Information We Collect
How To Obtain Access to Information You Have Provided, And How To Remove Your Information From Our Database
Additional General Provisions
Privacy Protection for Children
Participation in Online Discussions
Links To Other Web Sites
Court Orders, Subpoenas, And Other Required Disclosures
We allow you to decide whether you wish to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information. Accordingly, we have structured our Web Site so that you may visit us, and review a range of information about our schools and programs, without revealing your identity or providing any Personally Identifying Information.
One of our goals in creating this Web Site, however, is to enable parents, families and the public in general to educate themselves about our schools and programs. As you become more involved in using our Site, from time to time you may elect to provide us with contact and other information, as provided below.
When you browse our Site, the choices you make may provide information concerning your interests and concerning the appeal and efficacy of associated Site features. For example, if you spend time browsing information on our school located in Lexington, this suggests that you may have an interest in schools and educational programs in this particular geographic region. If a number of visitors spend time browsing information on our school located in Lexington, this may suggest that we have designed this portion of our Site effectively.
Information concerning our visitors’ activities at the Site – which pages they visit, and how long they view these pages, for example – is Aggregate Information. This information does not identify a particular user, but does provide potentially useful data concerning our users’ preferences and the efficacy and interest of our Site’s features. The manner in which we collect Aggregate Information is set out below.
We collect Aggregate Information about your use of our Site through cookies and similar Internet technologies. “Cookies” are small text files that a web site can use to recognize repeat users, to facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and to compile aggregate data to improve the site and focus advertising. Cookies work as follows: a web site will send a cookie to your browser that uniquely associates your computer with information stored at the site. Your browser places the cookie in its cookies file. When you next access that site on your computer, the site recognizes the cookie, makes the stored information available, and adds new information based on the present visit.
We treat all information collected through cookies and similar Internet technologies as Aggregate Information; our obligations concerning, and permitted uses of, Aggregate Information are set out below.
A so-called “Internet Protocol” (IP) address is associated with your computer’s connection to the Internet. We use your computer’s IP address to maintain contact with you as you navigate through our Site. We also may use your computer’s IP address to provide you with personalized content. Similar to cookies, your computer’s IP address by itself does not identify you personally. We treat IP addresses, therefore, as Aggregate Information, as provided below. If your IP address is combined by us with any Personally Identifiable Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personally Identifiable Information, as set out below.
The following section describes how we use the information you provide, and details the specific obligations we undertake to preserve your privacy.
We use Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us on our Site to respond to your inquiries and requests for information, and for other purposes specific to our Site.
To measure our visitors’ interest in and use of various areas of our Site, and for other purposes set out below, we collect Aggregate Information — which is information that does not identify you. Aggregate Information obtained through cookies, for example, allows us to monitor how many users are visiting our Site, and what areas of the Site present the most interest to our users. We are able then to use this information to improve the functionality and interest of Site. We also use Aggregate Information to prepare statistical and other summary analyses of our users’ behavior and characteristics.
We may share Aggregate Information, and reports based on this Information, with third parties unrelated to the Site. Rest assured, however, that no such Aggregate Information that we provide to third parties will allow anyone to identify you, or determine anything personal about you. For example, we might report to unrelated third parties (a) the number of users of our Site; (b) the materials our users review while at our Site; or (c) the fact that “45% of our users live in Lexington, MA.” We may charge third parties for this information, and we may or may not limit the third parties’ use of this information. We do not allow third parties to attempt to make Aggregate Information personally identifiable by, for example, seeking to combine it with other information.
3.3. Any Information Linked With Your Personal Information Is Treated As “Personally Identifiable Information”
We use reasonable efforts to put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized disclosure of information you provide to us. These systems are structured to deter and prevent hackers and others from accessing this information. Due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, however, we cannot provide, and disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
5. How To Obtain Access to Information You Have Provided, And How To Remove Your Information From Our Database
We allow you at any time to update, correct, or delete Personally Identifiable Information you have provided us. If you request, we will update, correct or delete your name and other Personally Identifiable Information from our databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions. If you wish to remove your name and other Personally Identifiable Information from our database, please contact us.
Because Aggregate Information does not personally identify our users, we do not provide our users with access to Aggregate Information, and users may not update, revise, or delete any Aggregate Information.
While our Site provides information about the children programs we run, our Site is not directed at children, and we will not accept or request personal information from individuals we know to be under 13. If we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, we will delete this information from our databases, in accordance with our deletion policy, set out above.
To give you access to other information concerning child care and education, from time to time we may include on the Web Site certain links to other sites. We provide these links as a convenience, and we do not endorse the content or services offered by, or the privacy policies in place at, these other sites.
You may contact us, for any reason, by e-mail as follows:
You may contact us by mail as follows:
The LEAP School
210 Marrett Road
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
Last revised: August, 2003
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