Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.
We maintain the SSDS website for informational purposes and to facilitate your interaction with our school. The only personally identifiable data we collect is data that is voluntarily and knowingly submitted by a visitor to our site. You can have general access to our site and browse pages that describe our school, its mission, and programs, without providing any personal information or being required to register at our site.
However, you may not be able to access all parts of our site or interact with us online without supplying personal information. For example, you may need to provide us with your personal information in order to gain access to password-protected portions of our site or to complete online forms or applications. You will be asked to create a username and password to login and provide this information to us. If you ask to receive additional information, schedule a tour, speak to an admissions representative, or register for a public-facing event, we will ask you to provide us with your personal information so we can contact you to respond to your request. We also will receive your personal information if you submit it to us when you email comments to the site or if you complete surveys, or take part in e-commerce on our site. We do collect and may keep this personally identifiable information when you choose to voluntarily submit such information.
SSDS gathers three types of user information:
SSDS does not divulge or release any information about an individual user to a third party under any circumstances except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SSDS may employ third-party companies and individuals for the following reasons:
These third parties have access to your personal information for the express purpose of performing the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
When you visit our site, some information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) 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.
Please be advised that whenever you visit our site, we collect information that your browser sends to us –known as Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with small amounts of data that are commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. The SSDS website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our site.
Text, images, videos, documents, and any other electronic materials and media available on SSDS’s website are available as a resource to the public and are the sole property of SSDS, and/or its content suppliers and are protected by copyright. The reproduction, redistribution, and/or exploitation of any of these materials are prohibited without express, written consent from SSDS.
All content and data, particularly telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses or other information contained in the directories of the SSDS website, is restricted to the personal use of authorized visitors only.
Users agree to use the SSDS website only for lawful purposes, and acknowledge that failure to do so may subject user to civil or criminal liability. The commercial use of the information on this website is strictly prohibited. Users agree not to copy, post, and e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials. Users are responsible for ensuring that any materials uploaded, posted or submitted to or through the SSDS website do not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other personal or proprietary rights of any third party and hereby agree to indemnify the School for any third party infringement or personal rights claims. Users agree not to disrupt, modify, or interfere with the SSDS website or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way and agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of this website. Users further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with the website.
SSDS operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users.
Additionally, security on the transactional area of the site is further enhanced by WPEngine that scans to ensure security is intact on a daily basis. We value your trust in providing us with your Personal Information; that is why we use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. That being said, it is important to note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security
Notice to Children under the age of thirteen (13) and their parents or legal guardians: If you are under the age of 13 and would like to contact SSDS, please do so through your parent(s) or legal guardian(s). SSDS does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take necessary action.
SSDS makes no warranties or representations about the SSDS website or the materials, content or the links on this website. Users acknowledge and agree that users are accessing the website and/or any links to third party websites at their own risk. SSDS does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of information, material, content, images, or links on this website. SSDS does not warrant that this website, its servers, links on this website, and messages sent through the website or received through the website are free from viruses or other potentially harmful, electronic components. Users agree not to hold the school liable for damages of any kind arising from or resulting from the use of this website.