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Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for metro-arts.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

 

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the School’s agreement with you regarding how we will handle certain information on the Website. This Privacy Policy does not address information obtained from other sources such as submissions by mail, phone or other devices or from personal contact. By accessing the Website and/or providing information to the School on the Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of certain information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Collected on Our Website:

If you merely download material or browse through the Website, our servers may automatically collect certain information from you which may include: (a) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (b) the browser software you use and your operating system; and (c) the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the Website. The information we automatically collect may be used to improve the Website to make it as useful as possible for our visitors; however, such information will not be tied to the personal information you choose to provide to us.

We do collect and keep personally identifiable information when you choose to voluntarily submit such information. For example, if you choose to fill out a form on the Website we retain the information submitted by you. You should not submit any information that you do not want to be retained. After we have taken the appropriate action in response to your submittal, we retain the information you submit for our records and to contact you from time to time. Please note that if we decide to change the manner in which we use or retain personal information, we may update this Privacy Policy, at our sole discretion.

 

NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS:

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules require operators of online programs and services that collect and maintain personal information on children to provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting such information from children under the age of 13. The law permits schools to do the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the website operator.

 

Parent and Student Users Only; FERPA

We will only use, share or distribute the information collected about you or that you provide to us in accordance with applicable law, including to the extent applicable, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).  For a full explanation of your rights under FERPA, please see Metro’s FERPA Notice. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between this policy and the FERPA Notice, FERPA controls.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties:

The School does not rent or sell personal information that you choose to provide to us nor does the School disclose credit card or other personal financial information to third parties other than as necessary to complete a credit card or other financial transaction or as required by law. The School does engage certain third parties to perform functions and provide services, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, payment transaction and direct marketing campaigns. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform the functions and provide the services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.

 

Data sharing

We do not share information about pupils with any third party without consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. Where it is legally required, or necessary (and it complies with data protection law) we may share personal information about pupils with contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.  These third parties are provided access to the minimum amount of information required to allow them to perform the tasks for which they have been engaged.  To the extent any such third parties have access to “student educational records,” such access will be limited in accordance with any applicable FERPA requirements and will be protected in accordance with applicable state law. We will only retain and disclose educational records or provide access to them in compliance with applicable law.

 

Google Analytics.

We use Google Analytics.  Please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners to learn more about how Google uses data when you use our website.  You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

Receiving Promotional Materials:

We may send you information or materials such as newsletters, e-mail or postal mail when you submit addresses via the Website. By your using the Website, you are consenting to our sending you such information or materials. If you do not want to receive promotional information or material, please send an email with your name, mailing address and email address to communications to the address below. When we receive your request, we may take reasonable steps to remove your name from such lists.

 

Cookies:

A cookie is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping or other administrative purposes. Our Website may use cookies to help to personalize your experience on the Website. Although most web browsers accept cookies automatically, usually you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you decide to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully use the features of the Website. Cookies may also be used at certain sites accessible through links on the Website.

 

Links to Other Websites:

The School is not responsible for the practices or policies of the websites linked to or from the Website, including without limitation their privacy practices or policies. If you elect to use a link that accesses another party’s website, you will be subject to that website’s practices and policies.

 

Security 
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

 

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 602-258-9500 or info@metro-arts.org.

 

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