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Privacy Policy


Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site.

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE

Registration Information:

You will provide us information about yourself when you register for email newsletters and alerts. You may also provide additional comments on how you see thebranchschool.org servicing your needs and interests.

Email Information:

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

2. WEB SITE USE INFORMATION

Similar to other websites, our site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the sites visited just before and just after our site.  

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US?

We use your personal indformation for school purposes only. 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.  

HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM COOKIES?

As you use our site, it uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our site and better serve our community. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

NOTICE OF NEW SERVICES AND CHANGES

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our site, new programs or activities. As our visitor, you may notify us of your desire not to receive these notices by sending us an email request at info@thebranchschool.org

HOW DO WE SECURE INFORMATION TRANSMISSIONS?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you be careful about sending private information to us by email. Please do not send bank account numbers or social security numbers via email. Please contact info@thebranchschool.org if you have any questions or concerns.

CERTAIN DISCLOSURES

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OUR WEB SITE?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site nor the information or content contained therein. Sometimes links to other sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other site, including sites which have a link on our site, is subject to that site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

YOUR CONSENT

By using our site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.