Privacy Policy

At The Kirk O’ the Valley School, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of registered website user information. Your personal information will not be shared or distributed with any entity or organization.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
The Kirk O’ the Valley School complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifiable information.

Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register before attending an event, subscribing to email newsletters, completing an online survey, joining a limited-access portion of our site, viewing your own personal resource information, or when requesting information about other members of The Kirk O’ the Valley School’s community. If you are already affiliated with The Kirk O’ the Valley School – either as an alumna, or as a parent, friend, or trustee, we have contact information for you on file. If you elect to join our community by making a gift or simply by registering as a user on the portal section of the site, we will ask for some personal information. When you provide your personal information, a profile is created. If you ever want to review or update your profile, please contact us.

Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for four primary purposes:
• To make the site easier for you to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once.
• To help you quickly find information regarding The Kirk O’ the Valley School, its alumnae and parents, and other services we provide.
• To help us create and deliver content most relevant to you.
• To alert you to athletic events, special events, volunteer opportunities, updated information and other news and information from The Kirk O’ the Valley School.

The Kirk O’ the Valley School will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1. conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Kirk O’ the Valley School;
2. protect and defend the rights or property of The Kirk O’ the Valley School, and,
3. act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of The Kirk O’ the Valley School students, visitors to The Kirk O’ the Valley School’s website, or the public.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, The Kirk O’ the Valley School will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. The Kirk O’ the Valley School may send periodic emails informing you of changes and updates regarding the Kirk O’ the Valley site.

The Kirk O’ the Valley School strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. This website contains links to other websites. The Kirk O’ the Valley School has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

Use of Cookies
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, The Kirk O’ the Valley School collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on that person’s machine (if the user accepts cookies) or is read if the individual has visited the site previously. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from The Kirk O’ the Valley School’s website, you will need to re-enter your personal information each time that you attempt to access site-protected information.

Faculty, Student and Alumnae Directories
Information accessible through any online directory may be used only for official Kirk O’ the Valley School and Alumnae Association purposes, and also for individual communication of a personal nature between registered users. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from The Kirk O’ the Valley School for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever, or for any illegal activities. The Kirk O’ the Valley School reserves the right to prohibit a user from further website access if it determines a user has violated these Terms of Use.

The information provided on this website is provided “AS IS”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By using this website you agree that under no circumstances will the Kirk O’ the Valley School, agents, or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for (1) any information contained in or omitted from this website, (2) any person’s reliance on such information whether or not the information is correct, current or complete (3) any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this website or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in this website connect to other websites maintained by third parties over which the Kirk O’ the Valley School has no control.

Changes to this Statement

It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this statement. The Kirk O’ the Valley School will occasionally update this privacy statement. As a convenience, an email will be sent to all registered site users informing them of the update(s).

Contacting the Web Manager
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or this website please contact us at:

Web Manager
The Kirk O’ the Valley School
[email protected]

This policy was last updated on February 1, 2012.