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Privacy Policy

The Governor’s Academy – Website Privacy Policy
revised and effective September 30, 2019

This Privacy Policy describes The Governor’s Academy’s privacy practices applicable to your use of our website located at www.thegovernorsacademy.com (the “Website”), including how we collect and use personal data via the Website. By using our Website, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, in addition to accepting our Terms of Use.

 What This Privacy Policy Does and Does Not Cover

This Privacy Policy applies only to personal data collected by The Governor’s Academy via the Website.  This Privacy Policy specifically does not apply to personal data collected (1) by The Governor’s Academy offline or through any other means or (2) by third parties whose forms or other collection mechanisms may be embedded in or linked to from the Website (more information below).

Third-Party Forms

The Governor’s Academy uses third parties to perform certain functions involving the collection and processing of your information, including, by way of example only, processing donations and payments and collecting information from applicants and potential applicants.  Please be advised that certain forms incorporated into or accessible directly or indirectly from the Website allow third parties, such as a payment processor or a student information system software provider, to collect information.  Where such a form is incorporated into the Website, it will typically be accompanied by a link to the applicable third party’s privacy policy.  Although we make efforts to select reputable vendors and oversee their performance of their responsibilities, we do not control and are not responsible for their privacy policies and practices and recommend that you carefully review their privacy policies as they may differ from our own.

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.

Google Analytics: Our Website uses web analytics services Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other tracking technologies. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. Cookies may identify, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and which site features in which you may find interesting or useful. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies, which can be viewed by clicking here. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of analytics tracking by Google, click here.

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

You can contact us at any time at the email address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy to ask that we do any of the following: erase or delete all or some of your personal data; change, update, or correct your personal data; restrict how we use all or some of your personal data; or provide you with a copy of your personal data. We will consider and respond to any such requests promptly and otherwise in accordance with applicable laws.

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 communications@govsacademy.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.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Questions

Any comments, concerns, questions or specific requests regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to The Governor’s Academy at communications@govsacademy.org.