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Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 21, 2022

wý places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This policy explains what types of information is collected by our website https://www.brightstarschools.org and associated pages (collectively, “Website”), and how this information is used.

1. What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

Contact Information to Receive wý’ Communications: Parents/ guardians and other users that sign up on the Website to receive wý communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, phone number and e-mail address). We may use this information for the specific, limited purposes described below (e.g., sending you communications about wý).  You do not have to provide any personal contact information to visit the Website.

Usage Data: Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Website. Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Cookies: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the Website and store certain information. These technologies remind us who you are and your preferences for our Website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The cookie is placed on your computer and is read when you come back to our website. They let us track your usage of the Website, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.  However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website.

2. How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mails, text messages, or phone calls about the information you’ve requested; to answer your requests; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time from these communications, which will cease all communications from us.  

We may also use your information to track visits to our websites. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs.  We may use your information to present our Website and its contents, fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it, to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website, and for any other purpose with your consent.  

We may share your information to contractors, service providers, and third providers used to support our operations for the limited purposes described above. wý does not share, sell, or rent your contact information (e.g., email address, phone number) to any non-affiliated third-parties.

SMS/Text Notifications:

You have the option of providing contact information to receive text messages from wý. Your wireless carrier may collect data about your wireless device usage, and its practices are governed by its own policies. 

Purchases Linked From Website: 

When personal information including a credit card number is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. No payment information is stored on wý’ Website or computers; it is processed through a secure third-party vendor.

Targeted Advertising:  

We may use your information (not contact information like phone number or email address) to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third-party vendors who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness. You may opt-out of targeted advertising by modifying your browser settings to manage or block the use of cookies.  Furthermore, you can use opt-out tools for ad networks and firms who participate in the Network Advertising Initiative at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/ or the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://optout.aboutads.info/.

3. Additional Terms

Links to Third-Party Content:

We may incorporate links to third-parties on our website. These third-party websites have separate and independent privacy policies and procedures. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. wý is not responsible for the tracking activities of such third-party websites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:

We do not request or knowingly collect any personally identifiable contact information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Website services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.  

Security:

wý makes commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information we collect from the Website. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Modifications to Privacy Policy:

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We maintain the option to modify this privacy policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of the Website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the updated privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or wý’ Website, please contact info@brightstarschools.org.  

Social Media & Communication Policy

wý’ Social Media & Communication policy governs usage of the school’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts and pages. At wý, we strive to maintain an online presence that shares information and updates with our extended community while maintaining a respectful environment. With this in mind, we reserve the right to remove any content on our page that could be perceived as:

  • Explicit or profane in any way, demeaning any person or group of persons in any way, personally attacking toward any individual or organization
  • Spam or an advertisement
  • A student-specific concern or question that is best addressed in an offline manner
  • Violating wý’ respectful environment

Please be polite and courteous. We welcome your feedback and concerns anytime but wý’ social media pages are not designed to address such feedback. Bright Star Schools families – please direct concerns, questions, and feedback to your child’s teacher, counselor, or school administrator (if applicable) or to info@brightstarschools.org. As always, we are happy to set up a meeting. We find our most productive conversations happen in person, not online. 


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