revised and effective September 30, 2019
Collection of Personal Data
Through our Website, The Governor’s Academy may collect several types of personal data from and about you, such as your name, physical address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, education history, athletic and other extracurricular activity information, height, weight, credit card account and other payment information, and details regarding your usage of the Website.
We collect this information in several different ways, including directly from you when you provide it to us, such as by filling in forms on the Website or making search queries on the Website, and through the use of automatic data collection technologies, such as our server logs and Google Analytics (more information below).
Automatic Data Collection; Google Analytics; Cookies
We use Google Analytics and server logs to help us analyze how users interact with and use the Website, compile reports on the Website’s activity, and provide maintenance and other services related to the Website’s activity and usage.
Log Information: When you interact with the Website, servers automatically record usage information that your browser or device sends such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data. This information may be stored in log files.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
The Governor’s Academy uses personal data collected through our Website in several different ways, including to: present, personalize, improve, and maintain our Website; provide you with information, services, or products that you request from us; respond to your comments and questions; provide you with information and materials about our services and products, such as electronic newsletters and promotional emails; gather aggregate information about the Website user base as a whole; fulfill any other purpose for which you provide personal data; and/or fulfill any other lawful business purpose.
The Governor’s Academy may disclose personal data collected through our Website: to service providers and other third parties who provide support to The Governor’s Academy (including, for example, a payment processor or a student information system software provider); to any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other affiliates; to a buyer or other successor in the event that we are acquired, merge with another entity, or sell portions of our assets; to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Governor’s Academy or others; consistent with any other purposes disclosed by us when you provide the information; with your consent; and/or in aggregated form in a manner that does not identify you.
Security of Personal Data
Although we take measures to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its security. No method of transmission of information over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. Any transmission of personal data to or using our Website is at your own risk.
Contacting Us Regarding Your Personal Data
If you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from The Governor’s Academy, you can opt out by clicking on an “unsubscribe” link in the communication or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note for International Residents
The Governor’s Academy is located in the United States. Please be aware that any personal data we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States and be subject to United States law. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence.
While our focus is generally on the United States, insofar as we may from time to time process personal data of individuals in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or the United Kingdom, which processing may be subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please note the following:
We will only process your personal data to the extent applicable law allows us to do so.
The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. We rely on derogations for specific situations as set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR. In particular, we collect and transfer to the U.S. personal information only: with your consent; to perform a contract with you; or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of The Governor’s Academy in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms.
If you have any complaints regarding our privacy practices or how we handle any requests you make regarding your personal data (which requests you may have a legal right to make and we may have a legal obligation to honor, as dictated by applicable law), you may also lodge a complaint with your national data protection authority.