Revision 1.0, February 28, 2014
The Blue Coat School recognises the importance of protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We provide this Privacy Statement to help you understand what we may do with any personal information that we may obtain from you. By providing us with your personal information, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information as described herein.
Information You Provide to Us
To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for personally identifiable information that can include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or graduation date. It is your choice to provide us with this personal information; we only collect personal information that you provide. The Blue Coat School will never sell or trade personally identifiable information you provide to us through this website to other colleges, universities, organisations, or businesses unless we have your consent to share the information or are sharing such information in response to a, court order, or other legal process.
Information Gathered Automatically
When you visit our site, some information such as your Internet network address, Internet service provider, operating system, Web browser version, site from which you arrived, and the time and date of your visit may be collected automatically as part of normal website operation. This information is not personally identifiable, and we do not link it to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site. This information is used solely to track Web browsing patterns to better understand how our website is being used and, when necessary, to troubleshoot problems with the site.
You can delete persistent cookies by following the directions provided by your Web browser. You may also set your Web browser to reject cookies from our site. If you choose to do this, you can still use our site but you may not be able to access the full functionality of some sections of it. You can obtain more information about how to manage cookies from www.aboutcookies.org.
We employ a software technology called “clear gifs” (also called “Web beacons” or “Web bugs”) to help us better manage content on our site by informing us of effective content. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of website visitors. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not link the information gathered by clear gifs to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site.
We also use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt out of these emails, follow the directions at the bottom of the email message.
Links to Other Sites
This website may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by The Blue Coat School. Please be aware that The Blue Coat School is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
When you leave our site, we encourage you to be aware and read the privacy statements of each and every website to which you provide personally identifiable information.
This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this website.
We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this privacy statement, we will update the revision number and date at the top of this Web page and describe the changes below.