Privacy Policy

Last modified: September 10, 2018

Introduction

Arizona School for the Arts (“ASA” or “We“) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.goasa.org (our “Website“) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party; or
  • any third party, including through any content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Parent and Student Users Only; FERPA

We will only use, share or distribute information collected about you or that you provide to us in accordance with applicable law, including to the extent applicable, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).  For a full explanation of your rights under FERPA, please see ASA’s FERPA Notice. To the extent that there is an inconsistency between this policy and the FERPA Notice, FERPA controls.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules requires operators of online programs and services that collect and maintain personal information on children to provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting such information from children under the age of 13. The law permits schools, such as ASA, to do the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the website operator.

The ASA is committed to abiding by the federal regulations designed to protect children by requesting parental consent for students under the age of 13 to use online programs and services. The third-party-operated online programs and services requiring parental consent for children under the age of 13 that we use now or may be using in the future are listed here along with links to their respective Terms of Service and Privacy Policies. As additional programs and services are identified and deemed acceptable for use, they will be added to the list.

If your child is interested in using websites and online services, we encourage you to check the Terms of Service and Privacy Policies of such websites and online services to understand what age restrictions may be in place.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

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

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, name of student, student grade, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“);
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as geolocation information; and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.

Information You Provide to Us.  The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided by submitting forms or requesting to be contacted. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.  As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, age data, gender, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, device type, operating system, and browser type.

We do not engage in behavioral tracking. The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the ASA, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Some content or applications available through the Website are served by third-parties. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see the Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information and Google Analytics sections below.  For more information on the third-party-operated online programs and services that we use now or may be using in the future, please click here.

How We Use Your Information

We will only use, share or distribute information collected about you or that you provide to us in accordance with applicable law, including to the extent relevant, FERPA.   Subject to this limitation, we use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any services we offer or provide though it.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.  These third parties are provided access to the minimum amount of information required to allow them to perform the tasks for which they have been engaged.  To the extent any such third parties have access to “student educational records,” such access will be limited in accordance with any applicable FERPA requirements and will be protected by ASA in accordance with applicable state law. We will only retain and disclose educational records or provide access to them in compliance with applicable law.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To the extent such disclosure is required by applicable law.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of ASA, our faculty, students, or others.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.  You may also use the NAI opt out tool which will allow you to opt out of seeing targeted ads, and for mobile opt outs, the NAI provides instructions to engage system-level opt outs in Android, iOS, and Windows Phone environments. Opting out will not prevent advertisements from being served to you on the Internet.  It will only affect advertisements that utilize remarketing cookies to serve messages on the specified networks.  We are not responsible for the activities of other parties that may not comply with your opt-out requests.

Google Analytics.

We use Google Analytics.  Please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners to learn more about how Google uses data when you use our website.  You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may contact us at info@goasa.org to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

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.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, and we have a Synergy Parentvue account for you, we will notify you by email to the email address provided by you to us through this account. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

Arizona School for the Arts
Attention:  Operations Manager
1410 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
maxwell@goasa.org