The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is committed to providing appropriate protection for personal information that is collected from visitors to our website. This Online Privacy Statement describes our general principles for the collection and use of personal information at boardingschools.com.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE
In general, our website only collects personal information when visitors submit it to us, such as by completing a request for information form. If you provide us with information, we will use the information to fulfill your request. We may also use the information internally, such as to conduct follow-up research from individuals who have requested information about our member schools.
Parents and Students
We take children’s privacy and security very seriously. Prospective boarding school students and their parents can request information from our member boarding schools by completing an Information Request Form. This Form collects contact information (name, address, phone number) of parents as well as the prospective student’s name, current school, grade and areas of special interest. If you complete an Information Request Form for a particular school, we will send the personal information on the Form to the designated school so that the school can provide admissions forms and other information directly to you. Contact information may be retained for future contact regarding TABS and boarding schools.
Our website also collects and uses IP addresses for website traffic pattern analysis, and to otherwise help administer our web site. We do not tie IP addresses or other traffic analysis information to any personal information about you.
A session cookie is stored only in the computer’s memory and is never written to the hard drive. Session cookies are deleted from the computer when the browser is shut down. We use session cookies to provide features such as our Request for Information form used for obtaining information from selected schools. For example, once a Request for Information form is submitted, a cookie session is stored in the computer’s memory so that contact information may be saved, thus eliminating the need to re-enter form information should the user wish to send requests to other schools. (A browser set to accept no cookies will disable this feature.)
Information We Share
For parents and prospective students, we share personally-identifiable information with member schools only as requested by the individual who completes the Information Request Form. If you request information from a particular school, we will provide your information to that school so it can respond to your request. That school may provide you with other information as well, in accordance with its own policies.
Lucky Orange Web Analytics Service
This site uses the Lucky Orange analytics system to help improve usability and the customer experience. Lucky Orange may record mouse clicks, mouse movements and scrolling activity. Lucky Orange may record keystroke information that you voluntarily enter on this website. Lucky Orange does not track this activity on any site that does not use the Lucky Orange system. You can choose to disable the Lucky Orange Service at http://www.luckyorange.com/disable.php. Note, that doing so will disable other features of the Lucky Orange system that this site employs such as 1-to-1 support chat.
We provide information to website visitors if you request it from us. If you are a professional educator or member school, you may receive other materials from us. If you do not wish to receive information, please let us know and we will remove you from our mailing list.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites maintained by our member schools and other companies that are not affiliates of ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting these sites. In particular, we recommend that you view the privacy notice posted on each such site to confirm that the site’s policies are acceptable to you.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement or our polices with respect to personal information, please email us at the following address: Questions@TABS.org