Privacy Policy

At St. Mary Star of the Sea School, we are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect the information gathered through our website, including admissions inquiries, contact forms, and online donations. Additionally, we explain our use of Google Analytics for tracking website usage. Please take a moment to review this policy to understand how we handle your data.

Who we are

Our website address is:

Information We Collect

  1. Contact Form Submissions: When you submit forms through our website, we may collect the following information:
    • Your full name
    • Contact information (email address, phone number, addresses)
    • Details about your student
    • The reason for your inquiry
    • Any additional information you choose to provide
  2. Online Donations: When you make an online donation to St. Mary Star of the Sea School, we use a third-party vendor to collect:
    • Your full name
    • Contact information (email address and phone number)
    • Payment information (credit card details, billing address)
    • Donation amount and purpose
  3. Google Analytics: Our website uses Google Analytics to track usage patterns and collect anonymous data about how visitors interact with our site. This includes information like IP addresses, browser types, device types, and pages visited. Google Analytics uses cookies to gather this data.

How We Use Your Information

  • Contact Forms and Inquiries: Information provided through admissions inquiries is used to respond to your inquiries, schedule visits, and provide information about our school. Contact forms helps us address your questions or concerns and ensure effective communication. We may use your contact information to send you forms and materials regarding your inquiry by “snail mail.” Alumni updates, minus personal contact information, may be published to the website with permission from the sender.
  • Online Donations: Information collected during online donations is used to process and acknowledge your contribution, as well as to send relevant updates or communications if you opt-in.
  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to analyze website traffic and improve the user experience on our site. This data is collected anonymously and does not personally identify you.

Embedded content from other websites

This site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, or share your personal information with third parties, except as required by law or to process your donations.

How long we retain your data and your rights

We may retain data you have provided to us indefinitely. You have the option to unsubscribe from any communications you receive from us, such as newsletters or updates. If you wish to exercise this right or have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us using the information provided below. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Forms that are submitted through our website are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our information practices. Any changes will be posted on our website with the updated policy effective date.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices or wish to update or remove your information, please contact us via our contact form.

Thank you for trusting St. Mary Star of the Sea School. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of your information and providing you with a positive online experience.