Privacy & Terms Of Use

Thank you for visiting The Linden School's website. Our privacy policy outlines our commitment to maintaining your privacy regarding the information you provide through our website. It also states the limitations placed on your use of the information and technology provided by the website. The Linden School reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please return often to review it. Your use of The Linden School's website constitutes agreement to the terms and conditions stated in this policy.


Collection, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information

 
Information Collected Automatically

If your only activity while visiting our site is to browse through the website, read pages, or download information, no identifying information, which can identify you personally, will be collected.

We gather and store certain information about your visit automatically through Google Analytics, which ensures its reports do not include personal, identifiable information about you.

Google Analytics is Google's free web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how their visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. The cookie is used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve their website and how people find it. A different cookie is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites. To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. Google Analytics also protects your information with their privacy policy.

The Linden School fully complies with Google Analytics requirement that all websites that use it must update their privacy policy to include a notice that fully discloses the use of Analytics. 


Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

 
Personal Information

We do not collect personally-identifying information about you when you visit this site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Personal information can include your name, email or mailing address, or any information relevant to communicating with us or accessing our services. 

Information Collected Voluntarily

Personal information is collected from website users, which includes prospective students, registered students, parents of students and alumnae, alumnae, staff and faculty, former staff and faculty and friends. This information is used for the following purposes:

  1. To respond to your requests for information, e-newsletters, invitations, updates, and for the purpose of marketing, outreach and individual contact by telephone, e-mail and mail.
  2. To process student admission applications, job or volunteer applications.
  3. To collect online donations, to send you charitable donation receipts, and future annual giving requests.
  4. To evaluate and modify our website based on the feedback we receive.
Social Media

We may offer you the opportunity to engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins, and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account, such as your name, username, email address, and profile picture to deliver the content, or as part of the operation of the website, plug-in or application. When you provide information from your social media account, we may use this information to personalize your experience on the website and on third-party social networking websites, plug-ins, and applications.


Application of Our Privacy Policy

 
Confidentiality & Privacy

The Linden School assures you that the identity and information provided by all who contact us through this website is kept confidential. We will never share your name or email address with outside parties unless given permission prior to the action or if required by law enforcement authorities.

Your personal information is provided voluntarily, and is kept in confidence, and stored in secure databases by The Linden School, our Internet Service Providers and third parties who may be contracted to provide online services. Only authorized staff have access to this information. Volunteers and staff members may be provided with personal information on specific individuals to assist them with their responsibilities, and are trained to work in accordance with our privacy policy. Student addresses and telephone numbers are only distributed to members of the Linden community with the written permission of the family. Faculty and staff information is never disclosed without their written consent. The Linden School does not share (including selling, renting or trading) any personal information with individuals or organizations outside of the School. When a student or faculty member leaves The Linden School, or when collected information becomes outdated, it is shredded and disposed of.

You have the right to view your personal information on file at the school by providing us advanced written notice.

Email Preferences

If requested, The Linden School will send information by email and/or e-newsletters. This is conducted on an "opt-in" basis only. We allow community members an easy way to unsubscribe from our communications by providing an "unsubscribe" link in each email. You may also email communications@lindenschool.ca to be removed from our mailing list.


Website Policy & Terms of Use

We use Google Analytics (see above reference) to record visits to our website for statistical research purposes only, without recording the identity of the user. Any personal information such as email addresses collected on The Linden School's website, is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the website user.

We contract third-party providers to handle our online activities. These companies offer secure sites. We select these service providers carefully and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that they protect your personal information. 

We welcome your feedback. However, please be aware that if you give us feedback through the website in the form of remarks, suggestions or questions, these submissions will be treated as non-confidential and become the property of The Linden School to be used on an unrestricted basis. 

Links to our website

We encourage other websites to link to our website by using this url: http://www.lindenschool.ca.

We kindly request that:

  • You notify us by email of your intent to link to our homepage, or specific webpage.
  • Text links reference our website as 'The Linden School'.
  • Use of our logo is not permitted without express consent.
  • You do not place or phrase links in any manner that implies our endorsement or approval of your website / product / service.
Links to external websites

Links from this website are provided as a courtesy and do not represent any endorsement on The Linden School's behalf. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other websites.

Copyright

This website is expressly owned and operated by The Linden School and content on this site is copyrighted by The Linden School. The Linden School provides its website and services for educational and informational purposes only, and use of this website for personal or commercial gain is prohibited by The Linden School. Any reproduction, publication, display, modification, sale or distribution of any of the materials from this website without the written authorization of The Linden School is expressly prohibited. Any logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Contact

If you are interested in information that you find on our website, or have a request related to privacy or the use of our logo or other images, please contact communications@lindenschool.ca.

Website terms of use: disclaimer

By accessing or using this website in any way, including, without limitation, use of any of the services, downloading of any materials, or merely browsing the site, you agree to and are bound by these "terms of use."

The material contained in The Linden School's website is intended for informational purposes only. We have made every effort to keep the information accurate and up-to-date; however, it is possible that such information may contain errors. Therefore, The Linden School does not claim complete accuracy for this website.  Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained in the website constitutes nor is intended to be an offer, inducement, promise and/or a contract of any kind.

The Linden School does not guarantee that the function of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a visitor to and user of this website, you assume full responsibility for any costs associated with servicing of equipment or other costs incurred in connection with the use of this website and agree that access to this website is undertaken at your own risk. The Linden School shall not be liable for damages of any kind related to your use or inability to access this site.