Site Policies

Privacy Policy

Use of Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online or offline form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection.

Student Privacy

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to protecting the privacy of our students. Unless a student is in Grade 7 or higher, we normally do not post the full names of students on the public pages of our website. Starting in Grade 7, student names may be used in news-related stories and these students may be identified in images. However, families may elect not to release their child(ren)'s personal information by a completing a "Request to Withhold" form available from Nicole Pielecha at npielecha@ashmi.org. Within the password-protected pages of www.ashmi.org, e.g., the Parent Portal, use of students' full names is allowed and students can also be identified by full name in images.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows the website to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies, or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers, we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' personal information. Whenever users submit personal information (such as contact info or credit card info) via online forms, registration, or online purchase, upon submission that information is encrypted via the highest level of SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) available. Servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment. Under no circumstances are credit card numbers permanently stored on our website servers.

Non-secured Communications

Posts to discussion forums, discussion boards, comments to blogs, and Alumni Class Notes are viewable by other users. When these areas are not in a password protected area, they may be viewable by the general public. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact Dino Vandenheede at dvan@ashmi.org.

Last updated January 1, 2018.

Accessibility Statement

What We Are Doing

We want everyone who visits the ASHMI.ORG website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. To help us make the ASHMI.ORG website a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the ASHMI.ORG website.

How Are We Doing?

We've worked hard on the ASHMI.ORG website and believe we've achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch.

Let Us Know What You Think

If you enjoyed using the ASHMI.ORG website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:

This accessibility statement was generated on 1st January 2018 using the Accessibility Statement Generator.