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St. Pius X / St. Matthias Academy Alumni Information Site Privacy Statement

Scope

This privacy statement applies to the Web server known as the Pius X / St. Matthias Alumni Information Site ("PMAAIS") with files hosted at Go Daddy (www.godaddy.com) and a home page URL http://www.piusxstmatthiasalum.org.  This statement does not apply to any other Web servers linked within the PMAAIS at this or any other site.

E-Mail

If you send us e-mail using the "Register" form on the PMAAIS, we may share your name and e-mail address, also known as "directory information," on the Class Rosters of the PMAAIS.  Any other information submitted may be saved for reference purposes.

Photographs

The PMAAIS uses individual and class photographs obtained from alumni and the general public.  If you do not want your photograph published on the PMAAIS, please contact the Webmaster through the "Register" link.  Your individual photograph will be removed or in the case of a group photograph your face will be concealed upon request.

Server Logs

We keep typical Web server logs for the PMAAIS that include:

bulletEmail from which request received.
bulletDate and time stamp.

In the case of search forms, our logs do not include the search string that was entered.

Cookies

A Web cookie is text information that a Web server can instruct your browser to write to your browser's cookie file.  Many Web sites use cookies to track usage patterns on their Web site on a page by page basis.  The cookie is anonymous unless you give Remote Web site personal information that may be associated with a cookie.  At this time none of PMAAIS pages use cookies.  If you wish to control cookies you need to use a browser (such as current versions of Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer) that allows you to control cookie requests received by your browser (always accept, accept on approval, or always deny).

Forms

Some pages use HTML forms, ranging from very simple e-mail forms to search forms.  Use if any information entered on a form is determined by the information owner of the particular forms page.  Some forms are inherently anonymous, while the whole point of others is to enter information about yourself.  All data collected is secured at the highest level of security available to the Web server.

Our primary form for gathering personal data is our Register link where persons who wish to add or maintain their personal information are asked for their name, class year, e-mail address, and comments.  Only the e-mail address is listed on the PMAAIS site.  You may request that your name and personal information be kept confidential.

If you have questions or doubts you should direct them to the Webmaster of the PMAAIS through the "Register" link with a message stating your concern.

More Information

For more information on privacy issues in general, an excellent starting point is with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  In particular see their own FTC Website privacy policy, their information on privacy initiatives, and their special page on Children's Privacy. Another general resource is the Electronic Privacy Information Center. For questions specific to the management of the PMAAIS, send e-mail through the "Register" link.

Disclosure of directory information for students is governed by the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).  Paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of the Act defines the kinds of directory information that may be disclosed without student permission. It also spells out the procedure for students to request that part or all of that directory information not be made public.

Last update: May 15, 2018

 

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