HCA Website Privacy Policy (Last Updated: March 9, 2010)

If you have any questions after reading through our website, please feel free to contact us at:
admin@homeschoolchristianacademy.org

Please read this policy and if you have any questions contact us. Remember, you always have choice; you may send us an email to opt-in or opt-out of our use of your personal information.

By using the site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

HCA is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy tells you about our online collection, use and disclosure of personal information. The terms of this policy apply to all personal information collected by HCA on this website.

This site is operated by HCA and may be accessed in the United States and abroad. For personal information protection purposes, HCA is the controller and also the processor of the personal information. Information collected may be retained as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes it was collected.

Consent to Collection of Your Personal Information

When you visit this site, certain kinds of non-personal information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times, may be collected automatically as part of the site's operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site.

We only collect personal information about you after you have provided us with your consent to collect that specific information. By voluntarily providing this information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy. An example of this consent is filling out the online registration forms. Submitting these forms is explicit consent to use the provided information.

Personal information includes:

  • Information collected when you register including your email and password, your name, your mailing address, and phone numbers.
  • Information about your children, including name and age (we do not request birthdate on the website)
  • You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, the HCA services may not be available to you.

    Use of Your Personal Information

    HCA collects and uses your personal information to:

    • create and manage your online account;
    • accept your application the the HCA;
    • enroll your children as students;
    • provide school directory information to other clients of the HCA;
    • manage the weekly operation of the school.

    We will send school-related communications such as welcome letters and other regular communcations during the school year. Most HCA notices are sent to parents via email.

    Personal information collected by HCA will be stored and processed in the United States. We do not intentionally transfer any information outside of the US.

    Disclosing Your Personal Information

    HCA does not disclose or sell your personal information to any third-parties, PERIOD. All information is kept strictly private, with the exception of the information provided to other HCA parents as the school directory. The school directory is available parents and HCA administrators both online and in printed form. The website information is protected via login security and is not publicly visible on the internet.

    Accessing Your Personal Information

    If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, once your application has been accepted, you may find and edit that information by logging in to the parent area of the website.

    Personal Information Preferences

    HCA respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive surveys or marketing communications from us, please let us know by email.

    If you choose not to receive marketing communications, please be advised that you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).

    Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

    HCA uses "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our website. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that our cookies store includes on the login information to identify you to our server. We do not store any other information via cookies.

    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you will not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies but you will be able to perform basic navigation through the public areas of the site.

    In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) and visitor tracking scripts on our websites. These methods assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not (and cannot) use these methods to collect personal information.

    Security of Your Personal Information

    The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information including without limitation:

    • limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who require it to provide services to you;
    • requiring employees to sign confidentiality agreements to protect customer and other confidential information;
    • storing your personal information in secure computer systems which protect it from unauthorized access or use.

    No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Since your password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep that information confidential. We do not store the actual password; for your security it is only stored in an irreversable encoded form which cannot be unencoded. If you lose your password, you will be able to reset it, but we cannot tell you what it was.

    Children

    We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. We only request such information from adults acting on behalf of their legal dependants. If you are under 18, you shall not use or enter information on this site.

    Links

    We may link to websites that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.

    Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in how HCA will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our home page, or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy periodically.


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