Saint Thomas Academy Privacy Statement 

Privacy, Refund, Security and Shipping Policies

The Saint Thomas Academy (STA) World Wide Web (WWW) service is provided as a public service.

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy
Our Privacy Policy was developed to provide the highest level of integrity in dealing with our Web users. The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our users' needs.

It is the desire of STA to protect the rights and privacy of all the members of its community. With the knowledge that any information listed on this site could be used in an inappropriate manner, the following guidelines have been implemented:

  • All current students will only be identified with the first initial and last name.
  • All students (parents) are asked in writing at the August Round-Up registration to submit in writing if they do not want their child's (children's) photo(s) used for promotional purposes.
  • Personal contact information for staff, students, and parents will not be listed.

What Information Do We Collect?
Limited personal information collected on this site is for analytical and statistical purposes such as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. Privacy is always respected.

For security purposes and to ensure this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause damage, or to deny service to authorized users.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Credit Card Information
If you choose to donate or purchase products or services from us, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:

Mailing address
Email address
Credit card number
Home or business phone number

Email Information
In addition to providing the foregoing information to our partners to process your donation or purchase, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to many other Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing customer service to our donors, customers and prospective donors and customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special events we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you this information are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our users' personal information. If you provide your personal information to us, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire to receive or not to receive these offers.

What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's Web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
When you send confidential personal credit card information to us on our Web site, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our Web site.

Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.

How Do We Protect Your Information?
1. Information Security.
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.

2. Evaluation of Information Protection Practices.
Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

3. Employee Access, Training and Expectations.
Our values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer information.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
For your convenience, the Saint Thomas Academy Web site contains links to other independently run Web sites within the STA network. The Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of such Web sites.

Your Consent
By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Refund Policy
Registration fees for parent events are refundable up to six (6) days before the event. If you are unable to attend the event after this deadline, your registration fee and all associated fees and contributions therein will be rolled into the school's operating fund to the Saint Thomas Academy Aquinas Fund.

Shipping Policy
Saint Thomas Academy does not ship any items.