Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Westmark School is committed to protecting the privacy of Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us through the Westmark School website. 

Privacy Policy

This statement outlines our practices for handling Personally Identifiable Information we collect when you visit our website. By accessing the Westmark School website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (“Privacy Policy”) and consent to Westmark School’s collection and use of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Your Personally Identifiable Information

“Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that can be used to identify an individual, and may include, but is not limited to, your first and last name, the first and last names of your guests to Westmark School events, your and your guests’ email addresses, postal or other physical address, telephone number, social security number, credit or debit card number, title, occupation, and other information you provide to provide a service or carry out a transaction you have requested.

Uses of Your Personally Identifiable Information

Westmark School respects the privacy of every individual who accesses our website. Westmark School does not sell, rent, give away, or loan your Personally Identifiable Information to any third parties (other than agents, contractors or service providers of Westmark School) unless we have your (or your parent's or legal guardian's) consent or are required by subpoena, court order, or legal process to do so. We maintain appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of all Personally Identifiable Information under our control. No server, computer, or communications network or system, or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us or through the website, and you acknowledge and agree that you provide Personally Identifiable Information at your own risk.

Westmark School may collect Personally Identifiable Information from parents/legal guardians or other visitors to the website who choose to provide such information to Westmark School.  Some of the ways Westmark School may use your personal information include:

  • To provide services and information to you. We may use information that you provide about yourself to fulfill requests for products, programs, and services; and to respond to inquiries about our offerings.

  • To reserve a seat for you at meetings and events taking place at the School; or register you for Westmark School meetings and events taking place online.

  • To record and receive donations and pledges made to Westmark School.

  • To facilitate communication between Westmark School, current families, and our alumni.

  • To keep you up-to-date on the latest Westmark School announcements.

  • To provide the ability to create personal profile areas and view protected content.

Westmark School may also use the information to which we have access to provide you with or solicit from you other information and to let you know of additional services that may be of interest to you. Westmark School will provide you with the opportunity to opt out of these communications.

Use of Cookies

In some instances, Westmark School may collect non-personal (aggregate or demographic) data through cookies and web logs. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance, and effectiveness of our websites.

Like many websites, Westmark School uses technologies, such as cookies, which allow us to make your visit to our website easier, more efficient, and more valuable by providing you with a customized experience.

A cookie cannot read personal data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The cookies that Westmark School places on your computer do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information. Accepting the cookies used on our website may give us access to information about your browsing behavior, which we may use to personalize your experience. You may browse most of Westmark School’s website without accepting cookies; however, some website functionality may be lost by disabling cookies on your computer. Other web pages, particularly those which require a login and password, require cookies and cannot be used when you have disabled cookies in your browser.

​​Do Not Track Notice

Westmark School does not track its visitors over time and across third party websites for purposes of providing target advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) headers.  Some third party websites, however, do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.

Links to Third Party Sites

Westmark School’s website may contain links to other websites.  Please be aware that Westmark School is not responsible for and exercises no control over the content or privacy practices of such other websites. Westmark School encourages you to learn about the privacy practices and policies of those external websites.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Westmark School reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy in whole or in part, at any time.  Any substantial changes in the way we use your Personally Identifiable Information will be posted on the website.  Your use of the website will be considered acceptance of those changes. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Terms of Use

Please read carefully before using this website: Westmark School maintains this site for information and communication purposes. This webpage contains the Terms of Use governing your access to and use of Westmark School's website (the “website” or “Site”).

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE. YOU AGREE TO USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

Changes to Terms

Westmark School may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) this website, including its look, feel, format, and content, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in this website.

Scope of Use and User Email

You are only authorized to view, use, copy for your records and download small portions of the Content (including without limitation text, graphics, software, audio and video files and photos) of this website for your informational, non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact. You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of the Content on this website, or the design or layout of the website or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematic retrieval of data from the website is also prohibited. E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any information. Also, please consult our Privacy Policy. You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the website that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without that party's permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the website without the prior written consent of Westmark School is strictly prohibited.

Copyright Information

The contents of this website, including (but not limited to) all written material, images, photos and code, are protected under international copyright and trademark laws. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, transmit or distribute any material from this site without express written permission.

Accuracy of Information

All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented on this site. Westmark School reserves the right, however, to make changes at its discretion affecting policies, fees, curricula or other matters announced on this site.

Westmark School is not responsible for the quality, accuracy or appropriateness of content on other sites to which links have been provided.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the website, you warrant to Westmark School that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website.

Donation Refunds

If you believe an error has been made in connection with a donation to Westmark School, please contact us.

EMAIL ADVANCEMENT

In the case of an error, we will honor your request for a refund if it is made within five business days of your donation and with the following conditions: a) If a tax receipt was issued to you, we will need the original tax receipt returned to Westmark School, c/o Advancement, within 5 days of your refund request, b) Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Questions and Comments

If you experience any problems, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of Westmark School, or your use of our website, please contact Westmark School by phone at 818-986-5045.

Effective Date

This Privacy Policy is effective December 1, 2023.