Collection and Use of Information
We will collect your personal information (such as your name, address or telephone number) only if you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want us to collect this information, please do not submit it. We will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected. In addition, in the course of using our site, we automatically track certain information about you. This information includes the URL from which you came to our site (whether or not this URL is on our site), which URL you go to next (whether or not this URL is on our site), what browser you are using, and your IP address. Many sites automatically collect this information.
We use the information provided through our site only to help us improve our services to you, to provide you with the information you have requested, to inform you about programs or services that may be of interest to you, for marketing purposes and for other internal purposes. We do not provide your information to third parties except as may be necessary to third party service providers, who are required to comply with this policy. We will provide third party service providers with only the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties.
At any time while accessing our site, any user, while online, may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e., submitting a donation). Your choice not to participate will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature on our site.
We have implemented security features throughout this site to prevent the unauthorized release of, or access to, personal information. Please be advised, however that although we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable site for you, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us via this site or email cannot be guaranteed. When disclosing any personal information, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public, and, consequently, can be collected and used by others without your consent. We have no responsibility or liability for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device when you visit websites. Cookies are therefore unique to your browser. Cookies help your browser navigate a website, although the cookies cannot collect any information stored on your computer or device or in your files.
Why do we use them?
- to learn more about the way you interact with PTC content
- help us improve your experience when visiting our websites;
- to identify errors and resolve them;
- to analyze how well our websites are performing
The key reason for using cookies, however, is to make visits to our website more convenient, more efficient and user-friendly for you.
Types of Cookie
The most common cookies we use are session cookies. Session cookies are stored only for as long as you stay on a site. When you leave, the cookie is removed from your computer. This type of cookie is usually placed as soon as you arrive on the site and is used to identify you uniquely as you navigate so that we can ensure that any choices you make are correctly applied to you. A session cookie is randomly generated and looks similar to this: A91E999014ECDFDDBB533E9550D2F9D9
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer and stay there when you leave a site. We use them to remember, for example, your login details for the site if you click ‘Remember me’, or any personalization settings you make such as My Profile, or My Account. You can delete or disable this type of cookie at any time by adjusting the privacy settings on your browser.
First-party cookies are those placed on your computer or device by your browser when you visit a website. This type of cookie used for security services such as login and shopping carts, and additional functional services such as personal settings.
Analytics cookies are set by companies who give us specialized tracking data so that we can improve the way our websites work, and count the number of visitors or gauge the popularity of a particular feature. These cookies do not collect personal information; they allocate a number to identify each individual user and the user’s navigation route through the site is recorded against that number. These analytics cookies expire at the end of any session.
How do I reject and delete cookies?
The privacy settings in your browser will enable you to customize your cookie settings, including deletion and disabling them. Typically, you will find the controls under the browser’s ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu. The exact level of customization will depend on your browser; refer to your browser’s help facility or to websites operated within your country of residence. Changing your cookie settings, including deletion and disabling them, may mean that the functionality of the site and your ability to use some of its features is affected. You will still be able visit our website but you may not be able to access all of the content on Parent and Teachers of Centennial School’s website and some of the functions may not operate correctly.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.