Who we are
Our website address is: https://winchendon.org.
The Winchendon School (or the “School”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits The Winchendon School campus and website. This privacy notice demonstrates our commitment to your privacy and outlines the information that The Winchendon School may collect about you from your visit to this website, and how this information will be handled.
This site was created to enhance levels of communication between the School and our students, parents, alumni, employees, and prospective students and parents. All content within this website (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, video, and audio) is owned by or under the control of The Winchendon School, and you will not in any way reproduce, modify, move, add to, delete, or otherwise use without authority the information contained within this website, except as may be expressly authorized on the website.
The site is protected by one or more copyrights, database rights, and/or other intellectual property and proprietary rights that are owned by The Winchendon School, our affiliates and/or third parties. The Winchendon School and other names and indicia of the School and our products and/or services are exclusive trademarks and service marks of The Winchendon School. Other product and company names appearing on the site may be trademarks of their respective owners.
The Winchendon School reserves the right to modify the policies outlined on this page at our discretion. By using the The Winchendon School website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms and conditions given here, you must exit the website immediately.
Collection of Personal Information
As a general visitor to the The Winchendon School website, The Winchendon School tracks the pages viewed on our website to evaluate web performance records. During this time, no personally identifiable information (your name, phone number, email address, etc.) is collected unless you knowingly submit it to the School. The School respects your privacy and is fully committed to ensuring the confidentiality of all personal information you share with us.
The Winchendon School only places internet cookies on devices of members of the School community who have registered with The Winchendon School and been assigned user IDs and passwords. Cookies help the School determine whether someone has logged in properly as well as store user preferences for features like customizable calendars.
When you visit the School, we may collect certain personal data to identify you and maintain records of individuals on-site for security and emergency purposes. This may include, by way of example:
- Name, telephone number, email, government issued ID, and other contact information
- Portrait photo taken for The Winchendon School visitor badge ID
- Images captured by the School’s CCTV system
Use of Personal Information
Any personal information voluntarily submitted to The Winchendon School signifies an interest in the School and may be used accordingly for mailings, announcements, databases, and other school-related purposes. The Winchendon School will not sell, rent, or market personal data about you to third parties, except for third party partners as described below.
Online Community Participation
As a The Winchendon School student, parent, alumnus/a, or staff member, you will be assigned a School User ID to access the password-protected community. One of the functions of the community is to serve as an online directory, enabling members to access personal information such as phone numbers and addresses. You may access and update your personal information at any time. You may also opt out of sharing your personal information with certain constituencies. For assistance with these processes, please email [email protected] Any collection, use, or dissemination of other community members’ information outside of School purposes is prohibited.
Third Party Disclosure
The Winchendon School will not disclose your personal information to third parties for commercial use. However, to maintain the dynamic functionality of the online community, it may be necessary to allow third party partners to access certain relevant data. Third party partners are selected in part for their trustworthy security records.
Under certain privacy acts, you may have the right to the removal of your personal data. If you would like to exercise any of these individual rights, please email [email protected]
The Winchendon School and our third-party partners take appropriate security measures to ensure the privacy of your personal information. The School’s online community is protected by industry-standard web-security technology. Please keep in mind that no internet or wireless network transmission is completely secure, and The Winchendon School cannot guarantee the privacy of these communications.
Furthermore, after issuing user IDs and passwords, The Winchendon School cannot control the dissemination of this information and, therefore, is not responsible if unauthorized access occurs. To protect the integrity of the School’s online community, it is crucial to keep your user ID and password confidential. Also, make sure you remember to log out from the community after every session, especially when using a public computer.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password. You may not disclose your password to any third party. You must notify the School immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft or unauthorized use of your password.
The School is not obligated to inquire as to the authority or propriety of any use of or action taken under your password. The Winchendon School will not be responsible for any loss that may arise from use or action of your password or from your failure to comply with these provisions.
If you are concerned that the confidentiality of your user ID or password has been compromised, or if you have any issues or concerns with this policy, please contact The Winchendon School immediately at [email protected]
Adopted November 2019