Privacy and Legal
This privacy statement explains the procedures followed by National Heritage Academies in collecting and using information regarding visitors to this and other National Heritage Academies’ Web sites and advises you of what information might be collected or shared with third parties. The type of information collected will vary depending upon the portions of the site or sites you visit and, in certain circumstances, which you disclose voluntarily. Personally identifiable information is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address or e-mail address.
Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and SecurityIn accordance with New York State Education Law Section 2-d, below is the school’s Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security, which is applicable to all students, parents, and legal guardians.
- A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes;
- In accordance with FERPA and Section 2-d, parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record;
- The school has the following safeguards in place to protect student data, including personally identifiable information stored or transferred by the school.
- All databases that have student information are protected by a secure password and login.
- Student information is only accessible by those who have the legal right to view or receive such information.
- New York State, through the New York State Education Department, collects a number of student data elements for authorized uses. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review online by accessing the Student Information Repository System manual located here. Parents may also obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12234.
- Parents have the right to submit complaints about possible breaches of student data. Any such complaint must be submitted, in writing, to the school principal. The school will investigate all complaints and take necessary precautions to protect personally identifiable information. Complaints can also be filed with the New York State Education Department by being directed to: Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234; the e-mail address is email@example.com.
Collection of Information
When you send information to us using e-mail or through one of our Internet Services requiring an ID and password, National Heritage Academies may share the information with our employees, contractors, affiliates or third party service providers who need to know the information to respond to your request, and as permitted and/or required by law. We may keep some of this information for a period of time as determined necessary by us. For visitors who only read or download pages from National Heritage Academies’ sites, no individual identifying data is shared outside of National Heritage Academies or its service providers. We will not distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.
Visitors who register may be included on or more National Heritage Academies’ e-mail distribution or customer databases used to communicate or contact you, unless you request that we do not do so. (See the Choice/Opt-Out Section below).
If you send us an e-mail or respond to the Contact Us Section, in addition to the general visitor information, we also may record your e-mail address and any other personal information included with your message. We may use this information to process your request for information, respond to your questions or deliver a service and/or add your address to an e-mail distribution or customer database used to communicate or contact you, unless you request that we do not do so. (See the Choice/Opt-Out Section below).
Visitors or users who do not wish National Heritage Academies to use or share customer data information may request so by indicating when registering at this site, submitting an on-line or email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting us to request that their name be deleted from any such customer database or shared list. (See the Change/Corrections Section below). Also, National Heritage Academies’ customers who do not wish to receive future communications or services may contact us by those same means. Such changes normally take effect within 10 business days after we receive your request, although in some cases it may take longer. If you decide you want to remove this restriction after opting out, please notify us.
Any information, other than personal information, you transmit to National Heritage Academies via this or other National Heritage Academies’ Web site, including data, questions, comments, or suggestions may be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary and will become the property of National Heritage Academies. Information, other than personal data or information may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, solicitations, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. National Heritage Academies is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us via this site or by any other means for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products using such information.
If you prefer not to receive cookies from National Heritage Academies’ sites, you should set your browser to alert you before accepting cookies or to otherwise block cookies. You do not have to have cookies turned on to use most areas of a National Heritage Academies’ site. However, by not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information or features.
National Heritage Academies is committed to ensuring that your information is secure during your Internet communications with us and has taken steps to make all information received from our online visitors secure from unauthorized access and use. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we employ extensive physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to maintain the security of your information. We also conduct periodic reviews of our web security to ensure that our electronic security safeguards remain up-to-date and effective. However, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
Alumni - Acceptable Use Policy Statement
National Heritage Academies reserves the right to suspend access privileges of any member of the alumni community who does not use the information contained on the alumni website in a responsible manner. National Heritage Academies does not assume responsibility for, or guarantee the accuracy of, information contained on the alumni website.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children under 13 years old are not the target audience of this Web site. To protect their privacy, National Heritage Academies prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
National Heritage Academies periodically reviews and updates our privacy policies and security measures. We reserve the right to revise, change, modify or update these terms at any time without notice. All updates and changes automatically apply to all visitors and users of this or other National Heritage Academies’ managed Web site. Even though you may have visited this site previously, any access is subject to the then current terms and you are responsible for checking for any updates.
If you have any questions about the accuracy of information on this site or need to modify any information previously provided, you may contact us to confirm or correct any individual identifying information as follows:
By regular mail:
National Heritage Academies
3850 Broadmoor Ave, SE Suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Attn: Parent Relations
If you do not believe that the policies in this Internet Privacy Statement provide you the privacy and security protection you need, you have the ability and right to stop interacting with National Heritage Academies over the Internet by exiting this Web site now.